Biography: Catherine Caesar

Catherine Caesar, Assistant Professor of Art History

Catherine Caesar, Ph.D., has worked with the University of Dallas for more than a decade, leading classes and seminars on topics that include Recent Art: 1980 - present, Nineteenth Century Art, American Art, the Theory of the Avant-Garde and Robert Smithson;s aerial art.Catherine Caesar

Caesar serves on the University's undergraduate and graduate studio art committees and, in recent years, as director of the Art Department's Digital Resources Center.

Completing her doctorate from Emory University in 2005, Caesar specializes in Contemporary and American art. Her publications focus on themes related to women in the arts, such as her pieces on the art critic Lucy Lippard's notion of women's conceptualism. In 2008, Caesar curated an exhibition of early video work at the University of Dallas's Haggerty Gallery, and a published, expanded version of the catalog essay is forthcoming.

In recent years, Caesar has focused on the art of the1960s and '70s with particular emphasis on exploring feminist and conceptual currents in the art of Martha Rosler, Adrian Piper and Eleanor Antin. As well, Caesar is working with researching "aerial art" as it relates to Robert Smithson's 1966 project for the Dallas Fort Worth Regional Airport.

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