Charissa Terranova

Professor - Arts And Humanities
cxt074100@utdallas.edu
972-883-4394
ATC2704
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Tags: Art History AHST HUAS

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Architectural History and Theory
Harvard University - 2004
M.A. - Architectural History and Theory
Harvard University - 2001
M.A. - Art History
University of Illinois at Chicago - 1996
B.A. - Art History
University of Tennessee, Knoxville - 1992

Research Areas

Biotechne: Interthinking Art, Science, and Design
Coedited book series at Bloomsburyhttps://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/series/biotechne-interthinking-art-science-and-design/
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's Generative Influences in Art, Design, and Architecture From Forces to Forms (2021)
New anthology about Scottish zoologist D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson coedited with Ellen K. Levyhttps://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/darcy-wentworth-thompsons-generative-influences-in-art-design-and-architecture-9781350191136/
Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image (2016)
Monograph about the role of biology in the development of the digital image in art.https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/art-as-organism-biology-and-the-evolution-of-the-digital-image/index
The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016)
An anthology of text coedited with Meredith Tromble about biology in the history, theory, and practice of art and architecture. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Biology-in-Art-and-Architecture/Terranova-Tromble/p/book/9780367873394
Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art (2014)
A new media perspective on conceptual art.https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/teraut
A special issue of Technoetic Arts on “complexism” (2016)
This is an edited issue of the journal Technoetic Arts devoted to thinking about art and architecture in terms of "complexism."https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/ta/2016/00000014/f0020001/art00001;jsessionid=328b4bkvdqnqk.x-ic-live-01

Publications

“Systems and Automatisms: Jack Burnham, Stanley Cavell, and the Dialectic of Contemporary Art,” forthcoming in Leonardo spring 2014 forthcoming - Publication
Automotive Prosthetic: Conceptual Art, The Car, and Technological Mediation, 1951- Present, forthcoming fall 2013 from the University of Texas Press 2013 - Publication
“The Scarcity Aesthetic: Art, Design, and Population when Systems Fail,” Proceedings of  the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 101st Annual Meeting. March 2013. 2013 - Publication
The Scarcity Aesthetic: Art, Design, and Population when Systems Fail, submitted for inclusion in an edited volume, edited by George Sochan and published through Cambridge Scholars Publishing, winter 2013 2013 - Publication
“Hummer: The Cultural Militarism of Art Based on the SUV,” forthcoming in Inside Mobility (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012). 2012 - Publication
Software: Jack Burnham and the Medium as System. Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 100th Annual Meeting. Feb. 2012. 2012 - Publication
Haptic Unconscious: A Prehistory of Affectivity in Moholy-Nagys Pedagogy at the New Bauhaus. Touch and Go issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Eds.,Irini Papadimitriou and Jonathan Munro. (2012) Vol. 18, No. 3: 226-237. 2012 - Publication
“The Gestalt of STREET TEAM: Guerrilla Tactics, GIFs, and the Museum,” Touch and Go issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Eds, Irini Papadimitriou and Jonathan Munro. (2012) Vol. 18, No. 3: 238-241. 2012 - Publication
“The Image of the Skin Fetish: The Automobile in the Work of Richard Prince.” Forthcoming in The International Journal of the Image. Fall 2011. 2011 - Publication
Richard Princes Car Fetish: Fetishising as Othering and White Trash Landscapes, Transmission Annual: Provocation. Eds., Michael Corris, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Sharon Kivland. London: Artwords Press, 2011. 78-91. 2011 - Publication

Appointments

Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies
The University of Texas at Dallas [2007–Present]
Instructor
Southern Methodist University [2005–2005]
Assistant Professor
Southern Methodist University [2005–2007]
Visiting Assistant Professor
Southern Methodist University [2004–2005]
Instructor
Boston Architecture Center [2003–2003]
Instructor
Harvard University Summer School [2002–2004]
Instructor
Harvard University Summer School [2002–2004]
Sessional Lecturer
of British Columbia [2001–2002]
Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
University of TX, Dallas [2019–Present]

Projects

Collecting and Collectivity: The Enigmatic Dialectic of Dallas
2006–2006 La Reunion Artists Residency Program, Dallas, Texas, September 28, 2006
Fabric, Fashion and the Fold in Architecture
2007–2007 Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, Texas, April 26, 2007
The Modernism of the Ranch House: The Significance of the Housing Stock of Richardson, Texas
2009–2009 Presentation to the Heights Park Neighborhood Group, Richardson, Texas, January 15, 2009
Technocratic Aesthetics: Pragmatic Planning and Modern Housing in Postwar France, 1945-1975
2006–2006 International Planning History Conference, New Delhi, India, December 11-14, 2006
Mobile Perception, the Double Aperture and Conceptual Art 1965-1974
2007–2007 Fifth Annual Conference of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic & Mobility, T2M Association, Helmond, The Netherlands, 25-28 October, 2007

Additional Information

INTERVIEWS FOR THE MASS MEDIA
  • Interview with Jim Dolan, Dallas Art Revue, “Big Time Art Person From Outta Town
  • Weighs In On Local Arts; Locals Breathe Sigh of Relief,” http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/art-crit/Jim_Dolan/CNewLand/chtn.html, June 2009
  • Interview with Michael Ward, "Lofty Art: The Story of Centraltrak" THE Magazine. March 2009
  • Interview with Rob Brinkley, “Central Casting,” Paper City, March 2009
  • Interview with Quin Mathews, Subject: Scott Barber Selected Works 1995-2005 at Barry
  • Whistler Gallery Dallas, Texas, January 25, 2006
  • Interview with Quin Mathews, Subject: Prelude to Spanish Modernism: Fortuny to
  • Picasso, exhibition at the Meadows Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, for WRR Classical, January 22, 2006
  • Interview with Peter Catalano, Subject: Harvard’s Architectural Setting, The World and I [Washington, D.C.], Boston, Massachusetts, May 27, 2002
  • Interview with Bill Richardson, Subject: Postwar French Housing, Series: “Graduate” on Richardson’s Roundup, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 17, 2002
TEACHING EXPERIENCE/COURSES TAUGHT
  • Instructor, AHST 3320, The History of Mobility in Art, Fall 2009
  • Instructor, HUAS 6320, Cybernaut: The Artist and Technology, Fall 2008
  • Instructor, AHST 3320, Kinetics of Urban Sprawl, UT Dallas, Spring 2008
  • Instructor, AHST 3318, Contemporary Art and Architecture, UT Dallas, Fall 2007, Spring 2009
  • Instructor, ARHS 5359, Collecting and Collectivity: Objects, Community and the Avantgarde, team-taught with Professor Noah Simblist, Southern Methodist University, Fall 2007
  • Instructor, ARHS 5539, Mobile Perception and the Double Aperture: Conceptualism and the Art of Seeing-Through the Car, Spring 2007
  • Instructor, ARHS 4349, Reconstruction(s): Architecture-Film-Culture in Postwar France, Southern Methodist University, Spring 2006
  • Instructor, ARHS 4304, Urbs et Orbis: The City in Italy as Place and Concept, Italyabroad Program, Southern Methodist University, May-25-June 27, 2005
  • Instructor, ARHS 4349, Thinking Matters: Conceptualism, PhotoConceptualism and Video, Southern Methodist University, Spring 2005, Fall 2006
  • Instructor, ARHS 1332, 20th-Century Art: Sources and Styles of Modern Art, Southern Methodist University, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2007
  • Instructor, ARHS 6356, Modern Architecture, Southern Methodist University, Fall 2004
  • Instructor, ARHS 6368, Contemporary Art and Architecture I, 1945-1965, Southern Methodist University, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006
  • Instructor, ARHS 3369, Contemporary Art and Architecture II, 1965-Present, Southern Methodist University, Spring 2004
  • Instructor, ARHS 5359, Spectacular Vernacular: Rethinking the Local, Primitive and other
  • Abused Terms in Art and Architecture, Southern Methodist University, Spring 2004
  • Instructor, Master’s Forum Seminar HT7101, Seminar in Architectural Theory, Boston Architectural Center, Fall 2003
  • Instructor, History of Art and Architecture S-183, The Architecture of Boston, Harvard University Summer School, Summer 2002, Summer 2003, Summer 2004 (contract declined 2005)
  • Instructor, D-50 English for Design, Architectural Theory Component, Institute for English Language, Harvard University Summer School, Summer 2000, Summer 2001, Summer 2002, Summer 2003, Summer 2004 (contract declined 2005)
  • Instructor, Architecture 523, Thinking Matters: Architecture and Conceptual Art in the 1970s, Seminar in Architectural Theory, University of British Columbia School of Architecture, Spring 2002
  • Instructor, Architecture 504-505, Modern Architectural History Survey, University of British Columbia School of Architecture, Winter 2001, Spring 2002
  • Instructor, Architecture 523, The Collective Impulse: From the Nation-State and Modernism to Cosmopolitanism and After, Seminar in Architectural Theory, University of
  • British Columbia School of Architecture, Winter 2001
  • Instructor, Architectural History, Modern Architecture History Survey, 1600-Present, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Summer 1999, Summer 2000
  • Teaching Fellow, Constructions of Vision, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Spring, 2000
  • Teaching Fellow, Architectural History I: Buildings, Texts and Contexts from the Seven
  • Wonders to the Baroque Harvard University Graduate School of Design fall 1998, Fall 1999
  • Teaching Fellow, Architectural History II: Buildings, Texts and Contexts from the Enlightenment through Team X, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Spring 1998, Spring 1999
  • Teaching Fellow, Introduction to Architectural Theory, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Fall 1997
  • Teaching Fellow, World Art History Survey, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Art History, 1993-1995
TELEVISION APPEARANCES
  • “Why Guy: Art or Architecture?” Interview and Tour of Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency, WFAA, Channel 8, Dallas-Fort Worth, May 5, 2008
  • Guest and Discussant on “Collecting and Collectivity in Dallas-Fort Worth” on “Think” KERA, Channel 13, Dallas, Texas, March 7, 2007
  • Guest and Discussant on the Art Culture in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolex on “Think” KERA, Channel 13, Dallas, Texas, January 26, 2007 [unaired pilot]

News Articles

Charissa Terranova Named Director of Central Track: The UT Dallas Artists Residency
An internationally known scholar of modern and contemporary art and architecture, Dr. Charissa Terranova, , has been named both director of Central Track: The UT Dallas Artists Residency and assistant professor of aesthetic studies in the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.  

An experimental endeavor, the artists residency at UT Dallas was founded in collaboration with South Side on Lamar in 2001.  It was the first program of its kind in North Texas, modeled after such prestigious residencies as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Artpace in San Antonio and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.