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Tess McCoy

Published August 17, 2020


Research Area: Contemporary Native American Art
Advisor: Dr. Kristin Dowell


Tess McCoy is a third-year doctoral student at Florida State University. She studies Indigenous art of the late 20th and 21st centuries. Her research interests include Arctic-North Native art, questions of identity, materiality, relationality, and visual storied objects. She received her BA in Art History with a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Texas in 2018 and her MA in Art of the Americas with a concentration in Contemporary Native American Art in 2020 from the University of New Mexico. Tess has presented at the Inuit Studies Conference (2022), Rutgers Art History Graduate Student Symposium (2022), New Perspectives in Native American Art Symposium (2020), Southeastern College Art Conference (2019, 2020), as well as symposia at the University of North Texas and the University of New Mexico.