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      Joanna Gardner-Huggett is an Associate Professor at DePaul University where she teaches courses on twentieth-century art and feminist theory. Gardner-Huggett’s research focuses on the intersection between feminism and arts activism and has been published in the journals Artl@s, British Art Journal, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Historical Geography, Panorama, and Woman’s Art Journal. Her most recent scholarship explores the history of the painter Julia Thecla (1896-1973) and the women artists’ collectives: Artemisia Gallery in Chicago (1973-2003), ARC (1973-present), and Sapphire and Crystals (1987-present).


      Ph.D    Rutgers University

      MA      Rutgers University

      BA       Goucher College


      Recent Publications

      2023                 “Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Feminist Collaboration and Domestic Disruption,” Woman’s Art Journal 44, 2 (Fall/Winter): 22-32.

      2021                 “The Art of Flocking: Sapphire and Crystals, Education, Community Building, and Collaboration,” Panorama, Journal of Historians of American Art 7, 2 (Fall 2021), 1-15.

      “Silenced Subversions, Critical Messages Exhibition at Artemisia Gallery Chicago (1985),” in Public Space/Contested Space, eds. Kevin D. Murphy and Sally O’Driscoll (London: Routledge), 155-181.

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