Two Art Students Present Original Research Papers

March 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – Under the supervision of Assistant Professor of Art History Professor Dr. Rachel Snow, two University of South Carolina Upstate students have been accepted into regional conferences to present original research papers.

Sierra D’Amato, a senior majoring in graphic design, will present a paper entitled, “Claire Zeisler: Innovations in Traditional Fiber Arts” at the Mint Museum Regional Collegiate Art History Symposium on March 20 in Charlotte, NC.

The 21st Annual Regional Collegiate Art History Symposium showcases undergraduate art history students’ research on works of art from the Mint’s collections, or the artists represented within these diverse collections. Students from Davidson College, Winthrop University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Queens University, and University of South Carolina Upstate have been invited to present papers that are then archived in The Mint Museum Library.

Sarah Scott, an art education major, will present a paper entitled, “On Edge: Psychological Tension in Marina Abramović’s Performance Art” at the Wofford College Undergraduate Conference on Gender on March 22 in Spartanburg, SC.

Wofford’s Annual Undergraduate Conference on Gender, which celebrates excellent undergraduate research and academic writing, provides a platform for students from area colleges to present research on issues of gender. The Conference gives students the opportunity to share their knowledge and respond to questions in a setting that prepares them for similar events at the graduate level.

For more information, contact Dr. Rachel Snow, assistant professor of art history at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5853 or rsnow@uscupstate.edu.