My research sits at the intersection of modern and contemporary art history and film and media studies. In 2017-18, I am a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Western Civilization, Policy, and Thought and in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. From 2015-17, I was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia University. I received my doctorate in 2014 from the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College.
I’m currently working on two book projects. The first, On Site: Ray Johnson’s New York examines the early work of the American artist Ray Johnson, and received an Arts Writers Grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation in 2015. The second project, tentatively entitled American Sky, represents the convergence of my longstanding interest in visual cultures of surveillance and my dissertation research on postwar experimental cinema, which focused on what I described as the “atomic sublime” aesthetic in Bruce Conner’s films.
My writing has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Art Journal, Camera Obscura, MIRAJ: Moving Image Review and Art Journal, Radical History Review, and the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies. I have published in exhibition catalogues, including for the recent retrospective BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE, and in edited collections, including Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art, ed. Gabrielle Jennings (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015).
Additional information about my publications and a current CV can be found on my academia.edu profile. Contact me via email at johannagosse(at)gmail(dot)com.