✓ ARTH 484/485 Senior Research Seminars I & II

STUDENT SUCCESSES:

***Timber Vetter, “To Restore or Not, a Tale of Two Sites: The Frauenkirche and Gur-i Amir” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Spring 2021.

***Allison Hart, “What Humanoid Monsters Tell Us About Gender: A Comparative Analysis of Representations from the Roman period to the Renaissance and the Impact on the Witcher Video Game Art” (senior capstone paper), Fall 2020.

*Whitten Yount, “James Ensor and Christ’s Entry into Brussels in 1889 in Context: Interpretive and Anticipatory Dialogues” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Fall 2019, and received the designation as University Research Scholar.

*Cari Chinea, “The Value of Vandalism: Re-evaluating the Collection, Privatization, and Preservation of Graffiti” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Fall 2019, and received the designation as University Research Scholar.

*Margaret Dillon, “Cultivating Value: Why the Romans Extended Their Garden Space with Representational Imagery” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Fall 2019, and received the designation as University Research Scholar.

***Eric Schreck, “The Art of Alex Gross and His Critical Portrayal of Corporate Branding, Social Media, and Technology” (senior capstone paper), Fall 2018.

**Savannah Adams-Clark, “’The Suppression of the Authorial Hand’: An Analysis of the Digital Paintings of David Hockney” (senior capstone paper), Fall 2017.

Hannah Wiepke, “A Fascination with the Unknown: The Work of Albert Eckhout in Dutch Colonial Brazil” (senior capstone paper), published in the NCUR Proceedings, Spring 2016, and received the designation as University Research Scholar.
GRADUATE STUDY: University of Minnesota, PhD program in Art History, offered full tuition scholarship as well as teaching stipend and health insurance (Fall 2016).

Erin Dalton, “Islamic and Christian Spheres: Interaction and Exchange of Two Religions and Cultures through Architecture” (senior capstone paper), was the recipient of the 2015-2016 UNCA Art History Scholarship, published in the NCUR Proceedings, Spring 2016, and received designation as University Research Scholar and Departmental Distinction (Fall 2016)

Hannah Criswell, “Artemisia Gentileschi: Judith Reimagined” (senior capstone paper), published in the NCUR Proceedings, Spring 2016, (https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=dW5jYS5lZHV8dW5jLWFzaGV2aWxsZS1qb3VybmFsfGd4OjMzZTVhN2VhNWYxOTlmZjI) and received the designation as University Research Scholar. 

Dorothe Santistevan, “Socio-Political Climate and the Evolution of Techniques in War Photography” (senior capstone paper), published in the NCUR Proceedings, Spring 2016, and received designation as University Research Scholar and Departmental Distinction (Fall 2016)

Robert (Tal) Denton, “Contemporary Reflections on the Past Art from Edo and Twenty-First Century Tokyo” (senior capstone paper), published in the NCUR Proceedings, Spring 2016, and received the designation as University Research Scholar.

Emily Beall, “Felix Gonzalez-Torres” (senior capstone paper for Art History minor), Fall 2016.
GRADUATE STUDY: Augusta University, Masters of Education: Counselor Education program (Clinical Mental Health Counseling for Art Therapy) (Fall 2017).

Rebecca Richardson, “Beardsley’s Bodies: Androgynous, Hyper-Sexualized, Grotesque” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2014.

Rebecca Arrigo, “Convulsive Beauty: The Female Body as a Site for Fragmentation in the Surrealist Photography of Claude Cahun and Man Ray” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2014.

Rachel Pelley, “Defying Tradition in Arts and Crafts: The Colossal Figures and Sculptural Plates of Viola Frey” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Fall 2013, and received the designation as University Research Scholar.

Rainbow Sipe, “Street Critique: The Viewer’s Phenomenological Experience of Art in the Street” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Fall 2013 (https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=dW5jYS5lZHV8dW5jLWFzaGV2aWxsZS1qb3VybmFsfGd4OjQwMjRlZTIyZjQ1NzAwMDk) and received the designation as University Research Scholar.

Elisabeth Ciaccio, “The Self-Tortured Artists: From Depression to Suicide” (senior capstone paper for Art History minor), Fall 2013.

Summer Trull, “The Impact of Absinthe on Nineteenth Century Artists in Paris” (senior capstone paper), Summer 2012.

Emma Newton, “Analyzing the Artistic Elements of Dario Argento’s Suspirira” Spring 2012, (senior capstone paper for Art History minor).

Rebekah Pineda, “‘I Love Lupe:’ Understanding the Visual Pervasiveness of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Latin American Culture and its Transformation and Manipulation by Chicana Artists” (senior capstone paper), recipient of the 2011-2012 UNCA Art History Scholarship, published in the UNCA  Journal of Undergraduate Research, and received designation as University Research Scholar and Departmental Distinction (Spring 2012).
GRADUATE STUDY: Arts Management at the American University: awarded a full scholarship plus stipend (Fall 2013).
She has taken a position as Development Manager at Hamiltonian Artists. http://cms7.unca.edu/art.unca.edu/faces/rebekah-pineda

Emily Baker, “Presenting the Freak: The Photography of Charles Eisenmann” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Spring 2011.  Emily was awarded the Flood Gallery Award for Outstanding Service as well as an Undergraduate Research Grant for the Fall 2010, designated University Research Scholar, and received Departmental Distinction and a Leadership Award.
GRADUATE STUDY: Western Carolina University: Awarded position as Research Assistant/Writing Tutor (Writing and Learning Commons).  http://cms7.unca.edu/art.unca.edu/faces/emily-baker

Kathryn Armstrong, “Edvard Munch and Gustav Klimt: Contradictions in the Representations of Women” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2011.

Allison Gulick,  “Courbet, Eroticism, and the Birth of the Modern Woman”  (senior capstone paper), Spring 2011.

Sarah Jones, “Identity Theory in Abstract Expressionism” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2011.

Rachael Inch, “Being in Space and Time: Experiencing the Phenomena of Perception in the Cells of Louise Bourgeois” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research in Spring 2011, was awarded the 2010-2011 UNCA Art History Scholarship, and an Undergraduate Research Grant for the Fall 2010 (unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, she had to refuse the award).  Rachael was designated University Research Scholar and received Departmental Distinction.  Rachael, was co-curator with Dr. Brian Butler, Professor in Philosophy at UNC Asheville of Poemumbles—30 years of Susan Weil’s poem/images, at Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, 2015.

Nicole Josheff,  “Civic Humanism or Self Propaganda: The Two Faces of Medici Art Patronage” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Spring 2011, and received the designation as University Research Scholar and Departmental Distinction.

Cynthia Mathes, “Embracing Transgression: Analyzing the Connections between Corpulence and Disability” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, received an Undergraduate Research Grant, and the designation as University Research Scholar, Spring 2011.

Myra Sokyra, “Les Fl(ân)eurs du Mal and the Invisible Muses: a Gender Seesaw in Decaying Paris” (senior capstone paper), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Spring 2011, and received the designation as University Research Scholar.

Anna Lauren Long, “The Progression of Medical Advancements Captured through Art” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2012,  received a Leadership Award.

Stephanie Coppola, “Racial Stereotypes and Other Racey Topics Mirrored by Looney Tunes in the Twentieth Century,” (senior capstone paper for the Art History minor), Spring 2012.

Richard Seguin, “Sense and Senselessness in Deconstruction: The Formal Assault on Space in the Works of Le Corbusier, Kisho Kurokawa, and Peter Eisenman,” (senior capstone paper for Art History minor), Spring 2011.

Andrew Webster, “Johannes Vermeer: Secrets behind His Fame and Technologies” (senior capstone paper), received an Undergraduate Research Grant and published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research, Spring 2010.   Andrew was awarded a Flood Gallery Award for Outstanding Art History Students, a Leadership Award, designated University Research Scholar, and given Departmental Distinction.
GRADUATE STUDY: University of Oregon in Art History (Baroque) (received an MA).  Currently teaches at Alexandria Technical and Community College, St Cloud, Minnesota. and is the Editor of Fine Art Today and works as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. http://cms7.unca.edu/art.unca.edu/faces/andrew-webster

Correne (Cori) Anderson, “Santos in Santa Fe, New Mexico” (senior capstone paper), received an Undergraduate Research Grant, 2009-2010 UNCA Art History Scholarship, University Research Scholar Award, and Departmental Distinction.  http://cms7.unca.edu/art.unca.edu/faces/cori-anderson

**Caitlin Willis, “The Renwick Gallery and Luce Foundation for American Art: An Inquiry into Perceptions and Classifications of Craft” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2010, was the recipient of an Undergraduate Research Grant and a Leadership Award.

Virginia Aberle (Studio Art major), “Examining the Make-up of the Individual through “Snippets,” Divulging Contemporary Art in El Salvador” (senior project in El Salvador), Summer 2009, was the recipient of an Undergraduate Research Grant, University Research Scholar Award, and Departmental Distinction.

Sarah Tamer, “From the Ancient to the Modern: An Investigation into Politically Propagandized Art” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2010.

Laurel Teravainen, “The Use of Iron Style in Neo-Gothic Architectural Structures in Victorian England” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2010.

Kyle Sherard,  (Studio Art major), “Fragmented Cities: Alejandro Cartagena’s New-Topographical Photographs” (senior capstone paper for Art History minor), published in the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research and he received an Undergraduate Research Grant.  Kyle was awarded a Flood Gallery Award for Outstanding Service, was designated University Research Scholar, and received a Leadership Award and Departmental Distinction, Fall 2010.
GRADUATE STUDY: North Carolina Central (NCCU) in Law, received a full tuition scholarship.  http://cms7.unca.edu/art.unca.edu/faces/kyle-sherard

Melissa Hyson, “Latino Cultural Production in North Carolina and its Institutional Representation and Support” (senior capstone paper), published on UNCA Special Collections website.  Melissa was the recipient of a 2009 UNCA Undergraduate Research Grant for travel to Art Museums in North Carolina and a 2009 Flood Gallery and Fine Art Center Award for Outstanding Students in Art History.
GRADUATE STUDY: San Francisco State in Museum Studies (Fall 2017).

Alexandra Rhoton, “Testament to the Transitory: The Silueta Series by Ana Mendieta” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2009.

Alexandra Minor, “Art Brut & Art of Insane”  (senior capstone paper for the Art History minor), Spring 2009.

Rebecca Harmon (Studio Art major), “Mira Eso: An Investigation of Montevideo, Uruguay through Photographs” (senior project in Uruguay) was the recipient of a Summer 2008 UNCA Undergraduate Research Grant for travel to Uruguay, participated in NCUR, published, and received designation as University Research Scholar Award.

Cathy Holt, “Punk and Dada: Parallels of Obnoxious Iconoclasm” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2008.
GRADUATE STUDY: received a Full Honors Scholarship to SCAD (2009).

Hannah L. Fuller, “Out of Context: The Cubiculum from Boscoreale” (senior capstone paper), was the recipient of a 2007Undergraduate Research Grant, University Research Scholar Award and Departmental Distinction (Fall 2007).
GRADUATE STUDY: Received an MA in Museum Studies at the Courtauld Art Institute, London (2010).  http://cms7.unca.edu/art.unca.edu/faces/hannah-fuller

Emily Weathersbee,  “Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder: A Discussion Arguing Against Misogynistic Implications Regarding Edgar Degas” (senior capstone paper), Spring 2007.

Victoria (Tori) C. Bush, “Controlled Cooperation: The Relationship of the Cuban State and Contemporary Art” (senior capstone paper), was awarded Departmental Distinction (Spring 2007).
GRADUATE STUDY: Received an MA in Arts Administration, University of New Orleans (2011).  Currently, she is the Operations Manager at New Orleans Airlift/Dithyrambalina and a freelance writer for arts publications (such as Art in AmericaArtVoicesDaily ServingPelican Bomb and The Art Newspaper).  http://cms7.unca.edu/art.unca.edu/faces/tori-bush

*Shared responsibility as First Reader

**Final work as Research Advisor

***Third Reader

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