Miriam Kienle

Miriam Kienle specializes in modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on collage, new media, participatory art practices, digital and public humanities, and the history and theory of modern communication. Her current book project, provisionally titled “Community at a Distance: Ray Johnson’s Correspondence Art Network, 1955-75,” analyzes Johnson’s role as the initiator of the international “mail art” movement through the lenses of postal history, neo-avant-gardism, and theories of gender and sexuality. For her research on Johnson, she received funding from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), The Graduate College at the University of Illinois, and the Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA). Her writings on Johnson and other artists have appeared in such publications as Media-N, Art Papers, Number Inc., Ninth Letter, and NY Arts. Additionally, curatorial practice is central to Kienle's research and teaching. Kienle has curated many national and international exhibitions at venues such as Dorsky Curatorial Projects (New York), Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, IL), Burlington City Arts Center (Burlington, VT), and São Roque Museum (Lisbon).

Assistant Professor
Art History & Visual Studies, Contemporary and Visual Studies


301 Fine Arts Building