PhD, Art History, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York

Dissertation: “Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States”

MPhil, Art History, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York
BA, Art History, French Language and Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder
Study Abroad, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III, Montpellier, France


2019 The Art of Direct Action: Social Sculpture and Beyond, co-edited with Karen van den Berg and Philipp Kleinmichel (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2019). Includes contribution “Joseph Beuys and Feminism in the United States: Social Sculpture Meets Consciousness-Raising.” (Editor and Contributor)
Decoding Dictatorial Statues,” Brooklyn Rail, July 2019.
Mary Jane Jacob, Dewey for Artists,” Brooklyn Rail, March 2019.
Operative Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, edited by Daniel B. Jones, Steven Schwaitzberg, M.D. (London: CRC Press, 2019). (Art Editor and Contributor)
Peter Halley Paintings of the 1980s: The Catalogue Raisonné (Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2019). (Primary Author)
2018 Sally Webster with Carlo Diego, Cara Jordan, Leonidas, Lauren Ritz, David Schwittek, and Bruce Weber, “A Digital Reconstruction of the Lenox Library Picture Gallery: Re-envisioning a Lost New York Legacy,” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 17, no. 2 (Autumn 2018).
“Public Art Symposium: New Ways of Thinking and Working,”
Journal of Curatorial Studies 
7, no. 1 (April 2018).
“Inside Beuys, Andres Veiel’s New Documentary on the German Artist,”
FIELD: A Journal of Socially Engaged Art Criticism
, no. 9 (Winter 2018).
2017 Directing Energy: Gordon Matta-Clark’s Pursuit of Social Sculpture,” Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect, edited by Antonio Sergio Bessa and Jessamyn Fiore, exh. cat., Bronx Museum of the Arts (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017), 36–63.
2016 “Appealing for an Alternative: Ecology and Environmentalism in Joseph Beuys’ Projects of Social Sculpture,” Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics 15 (September 2016).
2015 “Teaching Art and Race: Bridging Gaps in the Global Survey Course,” Art History Teaching Resources, published 13 March 2015,
2014 “The Plagiarism Chronicles,” Art History Teaching Resources, published 23 March 2014,
2013 “The Evolution of Social Sculpture in the United States: Joseph Beuys and the Work of Suzanne Lacy and Rick Lowe,” Public Art Dialogue 3, no. 2 (Fall 2013): pp. 144–67.


2015 Advanced Research Collaborative, American Studies Archival Research Grant
2014–15 Dissertation Year Fellowship, CUNY
2014 Advanced Research Collaborative, Afro-American Studies Archival Research Grant
2014 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, CUNY


Sept 2017–Present Provost’s Fellow in the Arts, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, New York

Assisting with the organization of academic events, including workshops and symposia, and contemporary art exhibitions.

June 2015–Present Freelance Editor, Washington, DC, New York, and Berlin

Specialization in art and art historical writing, both academic and professional.

Selected clients include nonprofit Bertelsmann Stiftung and Vero Beach Art Museum, artists Christian Philipp Müller and Peter Halley, the Swiss Art Awards, PhD candidates at the University of Ghent and Universität Göttingen, professors at FIT, Harvard, and Radbud University, and academic journals Shift and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. (See Editing Services.)

Sept 2013–June 2015 Public Programs Assistant, CUNY Graduate Center, New York

Assisted with the conception and production of academic panels, concerts, screenings and university-sponsored events.

Jan 2013–Sept 2013 Studio Coordinator, Peter Halley Studio, New York

Managed daily studio operations including organizing exhibitions, keeping digital archives, and collaborating with five staff members.

May 2011–Jan 2013 Studio Administrator, Luca Buvoli Studio, New York

Managed studio administration including exhibition coordination, developing a digital archive, web design, and project research.

Oct 2006–Aug 2008 Executive Coordinator, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York

Directed the operation of the Executive Director’s office, served as secretary to the Board of Trustees, and orchestrated Museum events.


2018–Present Writing Workshop Instructor, Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
2017 Adjunct Assistant Professor, CUNY City College of New York, New York
2014–15 Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY City College of New York, New York
2013 Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York
2011–12 Teaching Assistant, CUNY Hunter College, New York


2017–18 Copyediting Certificate, University of California, San Diego
Jan 2013–Oct 2018 EditorPeter Halley Paintings of the 1980s: The Catalogue Raisonné

Researching provenance, exhibition history, bibliographic citations, and confirming the details on approximately 186 paintings by Peter Halley.

2017–Present CopyeditorNineteenth-Century Art Worldwide journal
2016–Present Copyeditor, The Art Market Dictionary (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2019).
2017 Copyeditor, Shift Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
2013; 2016–17 Archivist and Editor, Peter Halley Studio

Writing and editing interviews, essays, web publications, and press releases; coordinated content, image permissions, editors, and design for exhibition catalogues, artist publications, and books.

2015–16 Primary Editor, Project texts and web design for artist Christian Philipp Müller, Berlin,


2019 “Lessons from Joseph Beuys: Social Sculpture as a Model for Today’s Social Practice,” College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, “Art and Politics: Just a gesture and no future? Debating the political force of public art in the US and Germany from the 1960s until today,” 14 February.
2017 “Joseph Beuys’s Memorial to the Future,” Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working, Department of Visual Art and Art History, York University, Toronto, 20 May.
2016 “Open to Interpretation: The Resonance of Social Sculpture in the United States,” invited lecture at Zeppelin Universität, Friedrichshafen, “From Social Sculpture to Art Related Action,” 29 October.
“Joseph Beuys: Social Sculpture As An Alternative To Cold War Ideologies,” Universidad de Barcelona, “Cold Atlantic. Cultural War, Dissident Artistic Practices, Networks and Contact Zones at the Time of the Iron Curtain,” 9 September.
“Joseph Beuys and Feminism in the United States, Social Sculpture vs. Consciousness-Raising,” in the panel “Social Sculpture after Beuys: A Critical Reevaluation,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 6 February.
“Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture,” guest lecture at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 4 February.
2015 “The Legacy of Joseph Beuys: Social Sculpture in the United States, 1970–1990” invited lecture, Decad, Berlin, 28 November.
2014 “Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States: Rick Lowe and Ongoing Residency,” Concordia University, Montreal, “Singulier Pluriel: Collectivity, Community, Engagement,” 8 March.
2012 “The Evolution of Social Sculpture in the United States: Joseph Beuys and the Work of Suzanne Lacy and Rick Lowe,” University of California at Santa Barbara, “Artist as Community,” 28 April.


2018–Present Editorial Board Member, Membership Coordinator, Public Art Dialogue
2015 Peer Reviewer, Public Art Dialogue journal
2011–13 Editorial Review Panel, Frame, an online interdisciplinary publication edited by students at the CUNY Graduate Center


2012 Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger, and Sarah Nelson Wright, The Newtown Creek Armada, environmental public art project, Brooklyn, NY, September.
2011 Nick Yulman, No Bills: Stories and Songs of North Brooklyn, neighborhood oral history public art project, Brooklyn, NY, July–October.
2010 Amanda Browder, Future Phenomena, feminist public art project, Brooklyn, NY, 19–20 June.


Association of Art Editors (AAE)

Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association (CRSA)

College Art Association (CAA)

Editorial Freelancers Association

European Postwar and Contemporary Art Forum (EPCAF)

Historians of German, Scandinavian and Central European Art (HGSCEA)

Public Art Dialogue (PAD)


Languages English (native), French (excellent command, C2), German (good command, C1), Spanish (conversational, A2)