The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that PhD Candidate, Brittany Myburgh, has passed the thesis defense!
Brittany's dissertation Projected Visions explores light as a medium in twentieth and twenty-first century art. Her dissertation examines the various ways in which light took center stage as a medium in the work of early light artists. The dissertation proposes that the history of light art enables a deeper understanding of media practice and what it means to engage and participate in interactive new media art.
Brittany Myburgh is Assistant Professor of Art History at Jackson State University. Her research is broadly concerned with the intersections of technology, society, cultures of exhibition, and modern art. Her dissertation Projected Visions examines the various ways in which light took center stage as a medium in the twentieth century. Originally from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Brittany also writes about and teaches on a range of topics related to contemporary Oceanic indigenous and settler colonial artistic practices. She is also the lead curator at The Six Hundred, and lead editor at Re:Locations: Journal of the Asia Pacific-World.
Please join us in congratulating Brittany on this wonderful achievement!