|Research Area: Modern European Art
Advisor: Dr. Adam Jolles
Dissertation Title: “L’Arte Murale: Italian Muralism and the Expansion of Empire, 1932-1945″
Ashley Lindeman is a doctoral candidate with a specialization in Modern European Art. She is currently completing her dissertation on Italian muralism during the ventennio, or twenty years of fascism. It explores the materiality of the twentieth-century mural and its deep connection to State patronage. Chapters focus on works by Mario Sironi, Gino Severini, Enrico Prampolini, and Massimo Campigli. Other research interests include transatlantic muralism (Italian, United States WPA, Mexican, French, and Soviet Russian); Second-Wave Italian Futurism; Institutional Art History; and Italian Fascist Culture.
Ashley graduated with her BFA in Art History and Visual Communications at the University of Kansas in 2012. She completed her MA at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, writing her thesis on Futurist murals in Palermo (1933). Since entering the Ph.D. program, Ashley has been recognized with a number of academic awards and nominations including the Patricia Rose Teaching Fellowship at Florida State University, the Ada Belle Winthrop-King Visual Arts Endowment (FSU), the Penelope Mason Dissertation Research Grant (FSU), and external conference and research travel awards from the Midwest Art History Society (MAHS), the American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS), and the Southeast College Art Conference (SECAC). In addition to her research, Ashley has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Western Art History, Art of the Twentieth Century, Twentieth-Century muralism, and study abroad courses in Florence, Italy.