School of Art and Visual Studies
Miriam Kienle is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Kentucky, specializing in modern, contemporary, and American art. Kienle’s teaching and research interests include gender & sexuality, critical theory, new media, curatorial studies, and the digital humanities. Her current book project, Queer Networks: Ray Johnson's Correspondence Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2023), analyzes Johnson’s role as an initiator of the international correspondence art movement through the lenses of network studies, queer theory, and histories of interpersonal communication. Her teaching and research have been supported by grants and fellowships from various sources including the Terra Foundation for American Art, College Art Association's Millard Meiss Grant, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Henry Luce Foundation, J. Paul Getty Foundation, Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA), Great Meadows Foundation, and the University of Kentucky’s Vice President for Research. In 2017, she guest edited a volume of Artl@s Bulletin on “Visualizing Networks: Approaches to Network Analysis in Art History." Her writings have also appeared in such publications as Archives of American Art Journal, Feminist Studies, Oxford Art Journal, Media-N, Panorama, Nierika, among others. Additionally, Kienle has curated exhibitions at venues such as the Smithsonian Archives of American Art’s Fleischman Gallery (Washington, DC), Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, IL), São Roque Museum (Lisbon, PT), Burlington City Arts Center (Burlington, VT), Dorsky Curatorial Projects (New York), and Parachute Factory (Lexington, KY). Kienle is also the regional coordinator for The Feminist Art Project (TFAP).