This fall, doctoral candidate Amy Bowman-McElhone joined the faculty at Carlow University in Pittsburgh as assistant professor in Art History, tenure-track, and director of the University Art Gallery. Amy previously served as the director and chief curator of the Pensacola Museum of Art and visiting lecturer in the Department of Art at the University of West Florida. There she curated last winter an exhibition of Gesche Würfel’s photography, What Remains of the Day – Memories of World War II. Later this month, the first exhibition opening at the Carlow University Art Gallery under her directorship will be Woman It Woman, featuring the work of the #notwhite collective (Sept. 19–Dec. 13, 2019).
Amy’s research areas include modern and contemporary art, curatorial practices in Latin America, art in the public realm, and curatorial theory. She is completing her dissertation, under the direction of Dr. Adam Jolles, on contemporary American artist Mike Kelley and the Los Angeles “Post-Sunshine” scene of the 1980s and 1990s.