|Research Area: Modern and Contemporary Art, Curatorial Theory and Practice
Advisor: Dr. Adam Jolles
Dissertation Title: “Muck, Slime, and Ignorance:” Mike Kelley’s Institutional Critique and Los Angeles’s Post-Sunshine Scene (1976-1996)”
Amy Bowman-McElhone is a PhD candidate and teaching fellow at Florida State University and the Director and Chief Curator of the Pensacola Museum of Art at the University of West Florida. Her 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 Prof. Adam Jolles, on contemporary American artist Mike Kelley and the Los Angeles “Post-Sunshine” scene of the 1980s and 1990s.