Ariella Minden

Course Instructor: FAH230H1S (Summer 2024)


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • 15th- and 16th-century Bologna
  • Parmigianino (1503-1540)
  • Early Modern Printmaking
  • Workshop Practices
  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
  • Memory and Image Creation


Ariella Minden is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Having completed her BA at the same institution in 2015, she continued her studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Her MA thesis focused on the sixteenth-century reception of Francesco Francia. Ariella's doctoral dissertation builds upon this research to explore the multifaceted relationships between the making of arts and the visualization of knowledge in Renaissance Bologna, focusing on printmaking in the city between 1500 and 1530. Ariella has gained curatorial experience at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Gallerie Estensi in Modena. Since September 2018, she has been a doctoral fellow in the Department of Prof. Alessandro Nova at the Kunsthistorisches Intstitut in Florenz.


PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
MA, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
BA (Hons), Trinity College, University of Toronto