Mary Jo Aagerstoun

Founding Board Member at NOMADS

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Last Updated 11/30/2006

General Information

Education

Ph.D. candidate  - Art History , University of Maryland , College Park

Ph. D.  - art history , 

Affiliations

Board Member  - Judy Chicago's organization

Web References  

http://www.artwomen.org/bios/aagerstoun.htm

BIOGRAPHY: Mary Jo AagerstounMary Jo Aagerstoun (roundtable co-chair) is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is also working toward her Certificate in Women's Studies.Her dissertation working title is: "The Gendered Monstrous in U. S. Activist Art of the 1980s and 1990s."She received the David Lloyd Kreeger Prize for Excellence in Art History from George Washington University and has lectured at the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the national conference of the Women's Caucus for Art, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on feminism and art history, and on abject art.In 1999 she edited a special issue of the online journal massage on the "monstrous feminine," and chaired a panel on this topic at the annual Barnard Feminist Art and Art History Conference.In 1996 she was a Museum Fellow at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, working with the museum's New Media curator, Philip Brookman, on the performance/exhibition of Guillermo Gómez Peña's Temple of Confessions and a retrospective exhibition of the photographs of Gordon Parks.She is a founding board member of NOMADS, a Washington, D.C.-based curatorial project that specializes in web-based art exhibitions and criticism.She also organized the 10-site exhibition of Judy Chicago's Birth Project in Washington, DC in 1986, and served on the board of Judy Chicago's organization Through the Flower for several years. NWSA Conference Opening Remarks by Mary Jo Aagerstoun

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MARY JO AAGERSTOUNMary Jo Aagerstoun is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is also working toward her Certificate in Women's Studies.Her dissertation working title is: "The Gendered Monstrous in U. S. Activist Art of the 1980s and 1990s."She received the David Lloyd Kreeger Prize for Excellence in Art History from George Washington University and has lectured at the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the national conferences of the Women's Caucus for Art and of the College Art Association, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on feminism and art history, and on abject art.In 1999 she edited a special issue of the online journal massage on the "monstrous feminine," and chaired a panel on this topic at the annual Barnard Feminist Art and Art History Conference.In 1996 she was a Museum Fellow at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, working with the museum's New Media curator, Philip Brookman, on the performance/exhibition of Guillermo Gómez Peña's Temple of Confessions and a retrospective exhibition of the photographs of Gordon Parks.A longtime feminist activist, she is a founding board member of NOMADS, a Washington, D.C.-based curatorial project that specializes in web-based art exhibitions and criticism.She also organized the 10-site exhibition of Judy Chicago's Birth Project in Washington, DC in 1986, and served on the board of Judy Chicago's organization Through the Flower for several years.

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artwomen.org | Biographies

Mary Jo Aagerstoun Mary Jo Aagerstoun is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is also working toward her Certificate in Women's Studies.Her dissertation working title is: "The Gendered Monstrous in U. S. Activist Art of the 1980s and 1990s."She received the David Lloyd Kreeger Prize for Excellence in Art History from George Washington University and has lectured at the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the national conference of the Women's Caucus for Art, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on feminism and art history, and on abject art.In 1999 she edited a special issue of the online journal massage on the "monstrous feminine," and chaired a panel on this topic at the annual Barnard Feminist Art and Art History Conference.In 1996 she was a Museum Fellow at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, working with the museum's New Media curator, Philip Brookman, on the performance/exhibition of Guillermo Gómez Peña's Temple of Confessions and a retrospective exhibition of the photographs of Gordon Parks.She is a founding board member of NOMADS, a Washington, D.C.-based curatorial project that specializes in web-based art exhibitions and criticism.She also organized the 10-site exhibition of Judy Chicago's Birth Project in Washington, DC in 1986, and served on the board of Judy Chicago's organization Through the Flower for several years.

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