Edith M. Kelso Associate Professor, Art History
Focuses on modern and contemporary art, particularly in Europe and the United States

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Inglot is an expert in modern and contemporary Art. She has received numerous national grants and awards, including Fulbright Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, International Exchanges Commission Grant (IREX), and the National Endowment of the Humanities. She writes and lectures extensively on the subject of contemporary art in Europe and the United States. Her book The Figurative Sculpture of Magdalena Abakanowicz: Bodies, Environments, and Myths, (University of California Press, 2004) examines the work of this pioneering fiber artist and sculptor in the context of a dynamic cultural and sociopolitical scene that developed under Communism in Poland and in the international context. Her second book, WARM: Feminist Art Movement in Minnesota, 1970s-1990s (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), which appeared in conjunction with an exhibit on the subject that she curated at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, analyzes the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM) as a leading feminist art collective in the United States and is the first scholarly attempt to situate WARM in a larger feminist context. Inglot teaches courses in the area of modern and contemporary art.

PhD: University of Wisconsin

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Edith M. Kelso Associate Professor of Art History, Joanna Inglot, received a grant from the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) to support research on her new book Feminism on Trial: Gender, Art, and Politics in Post-Communist Poland, 1989-2014. She spent the 2014-2015 academic year on sabbatical in Warsaw examining artistic and socio-political dynamics of post-communist transformations and their impact on feminist art. In addition to working on her book, Professor Inglot is also writing a chapter for the edited anthology Collaboration, Empowerment, Change: Women’s Art Collectives. She completed an article, “Ornament & Crime: Parastou Forouhar and Transnational Feminism,” and presented a paper on the subject at the Feminist Art History Conference at American University in Washington, DC. She also curated an exhibition on Parastou Forouhar at Macalester College in March 2013.  In recent years, Dr. Inglot presented papers at international conferences such as Looking at Feminist Art Beyond the Borders: Dialogues Between the U.S. and Eastern Europe held in Lisbon and Transnationalism and the Politics of Power In Contemporary Turkish Art in Venice. She also was invited to speak at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Alumni Symposium, where she delivered a lecture on Identity Politics and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Turkish Art, part of her broader research on contemporary art in Turkey. She lectured on her 2007 book, WARM: Feminist Art Collective in the Twin Cities and problems with the Second-Wave Feminism, at Hamline University in 2012. Inglot curated an exhibition of the work of Harriet Bart for the  Law Warschaw Gallery in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.