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Caterina Y. Pierre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art History
Art Department
Caterina Pierre

Biography

Dr. Caterina Y. Pierre is Professor of Art History at the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Concentration in Liberal Arts. She received her doctoral degree in Art History from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2005. She has published numerous articles on sculpture of the Second Empire and the Third Republic in France, specifically on the work of Gustave Courbet, Jules Dalou and Marcello.  She also writes about American art, especially in the area of sculpture production by women artists.  Her first book, entitled Genius Has No Sex: The Sculpture of Marcello (1836-1879), was published in 2010 by Éditions de Penthes/Infolio, in Geneva, Switzerland. She is currently preparing a new book on cemetery sculpture as political art in the late nineteenth century.


Courses

Art 30 (Art and Activism)

Art 31 (Survey of Art History: Survey from Prehistory to the Present)

Art 31 Online

Art 34 (Survey of Art History: Renaissance to 19th-Century Art)

Art 34 Online

Art 34 Hybrid (Art Alive: History of Art through New York City Museums)

Art 35 (Modern Art I: 1880-1945)

Art 36 (Modern Art II: 1945-Present Day)

Art 39 (History of Women in Art)

Art 81 (Independent Study: Art History)

Art 98 (History of Modern Sculpture)

Education

BA, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 1994

MA, Hunter College, CUNY, 1996

M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2001

Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2005


College Teaching

Since 2005 at CUNY Kingsborough; also: The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; Parsons, The New School, New York; Christie’s Education, New York; The American University in Paris, Paris, France.


Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

Exhibition Review, “Carrier-Belleuse: Le mâitre de Rodin,” in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2015): http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Exhibition Review, “Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux,” in caa.reviews (March 5, 2015) http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/2321

Published Lesson Plan, “Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Sculpture,” Art History Teaching Resources (Spring 2015)

Exhibition Catalogue Essays, “Sculpting Against the Grain: Images of Women in Marcello’s Oeuvre,” (pp. 65-77) and “Courbet, Marcello, and the Shared Model,” (pp. 94-103) in Marcello 1836-1879 (Milan: 5 Continents, 2014). [In French, German and Italian.]

Exhibition Review, “David d’Angers, Making of the Modern Monument,” in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2014): http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Book Review, Susanne Glover Lindsay, Funerary Arts and Tomb Cult, Living with the Dead in France, 1750-1870 (Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate Press, 2012), in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2014): http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Exhibition Review, “Nel segno della Libertà. Gli artisti Francois (1784-1855) e Sophie (1797-1867) Rude,” in in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Autumn 2013): http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Exhibition Review, “Dalou: le sculpteur de la République,” at the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris and “Dalou, regards sur le XVIIIe siècle,” at the Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Autumn 2013): http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Chapter of a Book in an Anthology, “The Altar to Liberty at Green-Wood: A Monument to Brooklyn’s First Heroes,” in Green-Wood at 175: Looking back/Looking forward, edited by Jeffrey I. Richman, (2013), p. 128-133.

Newspaper Article, “Nel segno della Libertà. Gli artisti François (1784-1855) e Sophie (1797-1867) Rude” in Corriere del Ticino, 26 April 2013, p. 34.

Article, “Preserving the Site-Specificity of Ruckstuhl’s Minerva (1920) in Green-Wood Cemetery” in Markers (Vol. XXVIII): 14-43.

Commentary, “Ten Items to Help Guide a New Art History Online Course” in Art History Teaching Resources (April 6, 2013).

Exhibition Review, “Lorenzo Bartolini: Scultore del bello natural” at the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Autumn 2012): http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Book Review, Renée Ater, Remaking Race and History: The Sculpture of Meta Warrick Fuller (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011), in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Autumn 2012): http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Article, “Louis-Ernest Barrias and Modern Allegories of Technology” in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (May 2012, special edition): www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Book Review, Jane Mayo Roos, Auguste Rodin (New York: Phaidon, 2011), in caa.reviews, (April 5, 2012): http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/1790

Book Review, Alison McQueen, Empress Eugénie and the Arts: Politics and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century (Vermont: Ashgate, 2011), in H-France Review, Vol. 12 (February 2012): http://www.h-france.net/vol12reviews/vol12reviews.html

Exhibition Review, “Degas, Sculpteur (1834-1917): Un exceptionnel Orsay hors les murs” at Roubaix-La Piscine, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie André Diligent, Roubaix, France, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Autumn 2011): www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Exhibition Review, “Illusions of Reality: Naturalist Painting, Photography and Cinema, 1875-1918” at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2011): www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Article, “The Pleasure and Piety of Touch in Aimé-Jules Dalou’s Tomb of Victor Noir” Sculpture Journal Volume 19, Number 2 (Fall 2010):173-185.

Exhibition Review, “Matisse & Rodin” at the Musée Rodin, Paris, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Fall 2010): www.19thc-artworldwide.org

Book PublicationGenius Has No Sex: The Sculpture of Marcello (1836-1879). Geneva, Switzerland: Editions de Penthes/Editions Infolio, 2010.

Exhibition Review, “Dalou in England: Portraits of Womanhood, (1871-1879)” at the Yale Center for British Art, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2010).

Article, “Des âmes sœurs: les échanges entre Delacroix et Marcello” Société des Amis du Musée National Eugène Delacroix, Bulletin No. 7(Fall 2009): 39-46.

Exhibition Review, “Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874), scultore dei Principi” at the Museo Vincenzo Vela, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2009).

Exhibition Review, “La matière de l’étrange, Jean Carriès (1855-1894)“ at the Petit Palais, Musées des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Fall 2008).

Article, “Bessie Potter Vonnoh: A Sculptor’s Legacy in New York” Fine Art Connoisseur, Vol. 5, No. 4 (August 2008): 42-45.

Exhibition Review, “Elegant//Expressiv: Von Houdon bis Rodin, Französische Plastik des 19. Jahrhunderts“ at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2008).

Catalog Essay, “Plasters and Disasters: Audrey Flack’s Recent Sculpture” in the catalog for the Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery exhibition of the same title (Spring 2007):1-15.

Exhibition ReviewAugustus Saint-Gaudens (1848 – 1907): scultore Americano dell'Età d'Oro at the Museo Vincenzo Vela, in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (Spring 2007).

Article, “The rise and fall of the Musée Marcello” The Journal of the History of Collections Vol. 18, No. 2 (Oxford, England, November 2006): 211-223.

Article, “To Bid Thee Farewell: Commemorative Portrait Depicting Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875)” in WAPACC Organization, Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory Conference Proceedings, ISBN 0-9785461-0-5, pages 86-88, 219-220.

Article, “A New Formula for High Art: The Genesis and Reception of Marcello’s Pythia” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide(Autumn 2003).

Events and/or Key Dates

Tenure Granted, Fall 2010

Advanced to Associate Professor, Fall 2010

Appointed as Co-Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Concentration, Fall 2012

Advanced to Full Professor, Fall 2014


Research Interests
Nineteenth-and early twentieth-century art, with a focus on European and American sculpture; the social impact of art; women sculptors; cemetery art and material culture

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, City University of New York (2014-2015)

President’s Faculty Innovation Award, CUNY Kingsborough Community College (2014-2015)

PSC-CUNY 45 Research Award, City University of New York Faculty Research Award (2014-2015)

PSC-CUNY 44 Research Award, City University of New York Faculty Research Award (2013-2014)

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar, Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome (2013)

Réseaux-Echanges Program, Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland (2012)

2011 Presidential Grants Fellows Program, CUNY Kingsborough Community College (2011-2012)

PSC-CUNY 41 Research Award, City University of New York Faculty Research Award (2010-2011)

PSC-CUNY 40 Research Award, City University of New York Faculty Research Award (2009-2010)

President’s Faculty Innovation Award, CUNY Kingsborough Community College (2008-2009)

PSC-CUNY 39 Research Award, City University of New York Faculty Research Award (2008-2009)

PSC-CUNY 38 Research Award, City University of New York Faculty Research Award (2007-2008)

PSC-CUNY 37 Research Award, City University of New York Faculty Research Award (2006-2007)

IIE Fulbright Fellowship, affiliation with the Université de Fribourg, Switzerland (2003-2004)

CUNY Dissertation Year Fellowship, Jewish Foundation for Education of Women (2002-2003)

Réseaux-Echanges Program, Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland (2002)

Resident Fellowship, Swiss Institute for Art Research, Zürich (Summer 2001)

John Rewald Fellowship (2000)

Spero-Goldreich Fellowship for Dissertations in Sculpture (2000)


Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies

AICA – International Association of Art Critics (AICA, United States Section)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Association of Art Historians (AHA)

Association of Historians of 19th-Century Art (AHNCA, Newsletter Editor/Board Member, 2010 to the present)

Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association (CRSA)

College Art Association (CAA)

International Association for the Conservation and Promotion of Casts (IACPC)

Italian Art Society (IAS)

Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association (MAPACA, Former Co-Area Chair, American Studies, 2008 to 2014)

Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA)

Public Art Dialogue (PAD)

Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC)


Personal Interests

French language study

Theater

Gardening

Currently reading the complete 20-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart by Emile Zola (in English)


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