Isabelle Loring Wallace

Isabelle Wallace
Associate Professor of Art History
Associate Director for Graduate Studies, Research, and Recruitment
C301N & N328, Lamar Dodd School of Art
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Isabelle Loring Wallace is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, as well as Associate Director of Research and Graduate Studies. Her research focuses on a wide range of objects and images, ranging from mid-twentieth-century American painting to early twenty-first-century photography, video, and installation. She is the author of numerous articles and exhibition catalogue essays on artists such as Manet, Duchamp, Jenny Saville, Wim Delvoye, Steven Meisel and Paul Pfeiffer, and the co-editor of two anthologies that reflect her commitment to thinking about contemporary art within broad cultural and historical contexts: Contemporary Art and Classical Myth, co-edited with Jennifer Hirsh (Ashgate 2011) and Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility co-edited with Nora Wendl (Ashgate 2013).

Professor Wallace is also author of Jasper Johns (Phaidon, 2014) and is currently completing a second book on Johns that considers his work in conjunction with contemporaneous developments in the fields of genetics and psychoanalysis. Simultaneously, she is working on a new project that considers recurring intersections between new media art and assorted Judeo-Christian themes. At the Dodd, she teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on postwar visual culture, as well as the art history area’s required seminar on historiography and methods.

Research Detail: 

Contemporary Art – intersections with classical myth, Western religion, Old Master painting, feminist theory, architecture.

Mid-twentieth-century American Painting – intersections with the fields of psychoanalysis, genetics, semiotics.

Jasper Johns (b.1930)

Paul Pfeiffer (b. 1966)

Wim Delvoye (b. 1965)

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (b.1961)