Jessica Law

Research Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Critical Theory, Historiography, and Methodology; Media Studies

Thesis Title

Modernism Laid Bare: Mediation, Measurement, and Mathematics 1870-1970


Supervisor

Jaleh Mansoor

Readers

John O’Brian, T’ai Smith


Education

MA Art History, Ohio University (2012)

BFA Art History, Ohio University (2010)


Academic & Administrative Appointments

2012-2013 Associate Curator, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2012 Instructor of Record, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, OH


Recent Awards & Merits

2017 Ian Wallace Award in Art History, Dept. Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia

2017 TA Research Travel Prize CDEH, Dept. Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia

2016 Christopher Foundation Graduate Travel Scholarship, Dept. Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia

2015-2017 PhD Representative, Dept. Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia

2015 Art History Research Travel Scholarship, Dept. Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia

2013-2017 Four-Year Fellowship, The University of British Columbia

Selected Publications

2018 – “Marcel Duchamp’s Problems and Demonstrations.” Beyond Given Knowledge: Investigation, Quest and Exploration in Modernism and the Avant-Gardes. eds. Harri Veivo et al. Berlin & New York: De Gruyter (forthcoming)

2017 – “Drawing a Line: Towards a History of the Diagram.” Drain: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture. Special Issue, “Diagram.” (under review)

2017 – “Book Review: Alberto Toscano and Jeff Kinkle, Cartographies of the Absolute.” Mute Magazine (under review)

2016 – “Clement Greenberg.” Oxford Bibliographies in Art History. ed. Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann. New York: Oxford University Press. Co-author with John O’Brian and Jeff O’Brien. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com

2016 – “Art & the New Sameness of Mechanic Imagery.” For Machine Use Only: Contemplations on Algorithmic Epistemology. ed. Mohammad Salemy. Grand Rapids, M.I.: &&& Publishing, 2016. http://tripleampersand.org/machine-use-new-publication/


Selected Talks & Conferences

2017 “All A are B, or No A is B, but what about C? Notes on Amalia Pica’s Diagrams.” Beyond the Symbolic: Art and Social Engagement in the Americas, Emerging Scholars Symposium. The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York City, NY. Panel on “Alternative Structures.” Organized by the Latin American Forum, IFA-ISLAA https://vimeo.com/216754651

2017 “Purposeful Immersion: Drawing on the Diagrammatic Act.” Art as Information: Image as Algorithm, Data and Diagram, Workshop. Visual Arts Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. Invited & organized by Jakub Zbedik https://artasinformation.wordpress.com

2016 “Dissolution, Transparency, and Contradiction in Mark Lombardi’s Diagrams.” Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Conference, Montreal, QC.

Panel on “Art as Information.” Organized by Jakub Zbedik

2016 “From Data to Panorama.” Midwestern Art History Society Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Panel on “Contemporary Aesthetics.” Organized by Miguel de Baca

2015 Through Post-Atomic Eyes. Co-facilitator of graduate workshop. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. Invited by John O’Brian

2012 “Narrative Structures.” Bodies of Knowledge, Knowledge of Bodies, Southern Humanities Council Conference, Louisville, KY

2014 – Co-Curator: The Arts of Africa: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2013-2014 – Curator: The Trisolini Print Project, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2013 – Curator: Figurations, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2012-2013 – Co-Curator: Contemplative Cameras, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

UBC

2017 – Teaching Assistant (Joseph Monteyne), “ARTH 324: Northern European Art and Culture II (1600-1700), Dept. Of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

2016 – Teaching Assistant (Jaleh Mansoor), “ARTH 380: Art as/is Technology,” Dept. Of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

2016 – Teaching Assistant (Geoffrey Carr), “ARTH 102: Crisis and Contradiction in Art and the Built Environment,” Dept. Of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

2015 – Teaching Assistant (Jaleh Mansoor), “ARTH 340: The Triumph and Demise of Modernism,” Dept. Of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

2015 – Teaching Assistant (Joseph Monteyne), “ARTH 226: Art in Europe and North America from Sixteenth Century to the Emergence of Modernism,” Dept. Of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Additional: 

2017 – Teaching Assistant (Patrik Andersson), “AHIS 210: Art and Culture, 1960-Present,” Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

2016 – Teaching Assistant (Patrik Andersson), “AHIS 200: Art and Culture, 1900-1960,” Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

2015 – Teaching Assistant (Ariane Noël de Tilly), “ARTH 200: Art and Culture, 1900-1960,” Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

2010-2012 – Education Graduate Assistant, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2010-2012 – Graduate Assistant, Dean’s Office, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2010 – Teaching Assistant (Marilyn Bradshaw), “Art History in Italy: Medieval to Baroque, Study Abroad Program,” School of Art, Ohio University, Rome, Venice, Florence, and Perugia, Italy

 
Groups: