Clarissa (she/her) is an art history PhD student, interdisciplinary researcher, and occasional poet. Her areas of interest include Bioart, eco-phenomenology, and political ecology, with emphasis on art created in reaction to climate crisis. She explores the overlaps of art/science, and the ecological practices of historically under-recognized artists.

Education

 

2021 – 2027 [anticipated]

Art History PhD student, Dept. of Visual Arts, University of California San Diego, specializing in art + science

2018 – 2020

M.A., Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Art History Thesis: Anticipating the Anthropocene: Agnes Denes’s Public Works, 1968–1998

2014 – 2018

B.A., Cinema Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, Minor in Art History, Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Art History Thesis: At the Intersection of Past and Future: Daniel Buren, Faheem Majeed, and the Realization of Institutional Critique in 2018 

 

Academic, Creative + Poetic Publications

2021

Chevalier, Clarissa. "Eco-Phenomenology and the Maintenance of Eco Art: Agnes Denes's A Forest for Australia.Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol 21, no 2, 273–290. 

https://doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2021.1992726

Chevalier, Clarissa, Caroline Giddis, Jay Buchanan, and Holly Gabelmann. "Collaboration." CAA Conversations. Online.

Chevalier, Clarissa. “Urban Interventions and Eco Art: Wheatfield, A Confrontation (1982).” Power Clash Art. May 17, 2021. Online.

Chevalier, Clarissa. “Autonomy.” Soft Quarterly, Winter 2020/21, 88–89. Online

Chevalier, Clarissa. "Energy Transfer." Plant Press Zine. 2021. (forthcoming). 

2020

Chevalier, Clarissa, and Caroline E. Giddis. “Filling the Gap with Experimental Arts Journal Tesserae Press.” Edited by Jackie Andrews. Power Clash Art, December 14, 2020. Online.

Chevalier, Clarissa. “I Bleed All the Time & I’m Fine: A Conversation with Karina Rosenstein.”Tesserae Press, October 19, 2020. Online.

 

Chevalier, Clarissa. “Exhibition Review: The Surprising Intimacy of a PDF.” Tesserae Press, September 5, 2020. Online. 

2019

Chevalier, Clarissa. “The Abandoned LeConte Woodmanston Plantation and Botanical Garden.” Georgia Historical Society, 2019. Online

 

Research, etc...

2022

Getty Consortium Participant, Winter 2022, Researching Feminist Historiographies, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

2021

Educational Materials Developer, History of Art: A Global View (2021), Thames & Hudson, New York, NY

Researcher, Pacific Standard Time 2024, Getty Foundation [ongoing], UCSD

 

Grant Researcher & Interdisciplinary Project Developer, Anya Molyviatis Studio [ongoing]

 

Performance Art Participant, Wet Grace by Ellen Broadhurst, Sculptures by the Sea, Cottesloe, Australia

2020

Editor & Co-Founder, Tesserae Press

 

Interdisciplinary Researcher & Editor, Ian Strange Studio, Melbourne, Australia

 

Participating Scholar, “Concentric Curriculum: Ecological Gyre Theory,” Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia

Archival Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design ​

2019

Gallery Assistant, Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah, GA

2018

​Docent, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design

 

​Research Intern, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design

 

​Installation Assistant to Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Shadow Stories and Matters of Time, SCAD Museum of Art 

 

Teaching Art History

2021–2022

Teaching Assistant, Visual Arts Department, UCSD [ongoing].

2020

Teaching Intern, ARTH 343: Installation and Environmental Art, Winter 2020, Savannah College of Art and Design​

2019

Workshop Leader, Academic Resource Center, 2019, Savannah College of Art and Design

 

​Art History Peer Tutor, Academic Resource Center, Savannah College of Art and Design

2018

Seminar Leader, Art Theory Seminar, Columbia College Chicago    

2017

​English Tutor, Columbia College Chicago, The Learning Studio

 

Conferences + Symposia

2019

Presenting Scholar, 24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, University of Alabama Birmingham, paper titled: Mapping the Landscape: A Rumination and Exploration of the Historiography of Earth Art

Presenting Scholar, Larry W. Forrest Symposium, Savannah College of Art and Design, paper titled: How the Deconstruction of Binary Opposition Has Shaped the Writing, Work, and Reception of Agnes Denes

Presenting Scholar, Midwestern Art History Society Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, Presented undergraduate thesis: At the Intersection of Past and Future: Daniel Buren, Faheem Majeed, and the Realization of Institutional Critique in 2018.

 

2018

Presenting Scholar, Manifest Urban Arts Festival Art History Symposium, Columbia College Chicago, Presented undergraduate thesis: At the Intersection of Past and Future: Daniel Buren, Faheem Majeed, and the Realization of Institutional Critique in 2018.

 

Awards + Grants

2021

Larry W. Forrest Honorable Mention Paper (Savannah College of Art & Design), paper titled: The Tip of the Iceberg: An Exploratory Inquiry into the Politicization of Polar Landscapes within Photographic History

2020

Faculty of Liberal Arts Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (Savannah College of Art & Design)

2019

Agnes Denes Absolutes and Intermediates Thesis Research Travel Grant (Savannah College of Art & Design)

Steven Myers Endowment Scholarship in Art History (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Larry W. Forrest Memorial Writing Competition Graduate Winning Paper (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Harrison Award for Excellence in Research (University of Alabama Birmingham)

Midwestern Art History Society Annual Conference Travel Grant (Savannah College of Art and Design)

2018

SCAD 4-Year Academic Honors Graduate Scholarship (Savannah College of Art and Design)

SCAD 4-Year Achievement Graduate Scholarship (Savannah College of Art and Design)

2014

Columbia College 4-Year Academic Achievement Award (Columbia College Chicago)

Florence Barnes Scholarship (McArthur, Ohio)

 

Ryan Seitz Memorial Scholarship (McArthur, Ohio)

 

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