Clarissa Chevalier is an art historian, writer, researcher, and occasional poet. Chevalier’s areas of interest include modern and contemporary art, queer theory, post-structuralism, and political ecology, with particular emphasis on the intersection of art and science.

Education

 

2021 – 2026 (anticipated) 

Incoming Art History Ph.D. student, 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, Caroline Giddis, Jay Buchanan, and Holly Gabelmann. "Collaboration." CAA Conversations. Online.

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

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. 

-Chevalier, Clarissa, and Caroline E. Giddis. “Creating Space for Becoming: A 2020 Art Publication Manifesto.” Tesserae Press, August 27, 2020. Online

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

 

Research + Art World etc, etc...

2021

-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 [ongoing]

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

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

-Workshop Participant, “Queer Queries,” Curtain University, Perth, 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 

 

More specific: teaching art history

2020

-Teaching Assistant, 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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