Charissa Terranova

Professor - Arts And Humanities
cxt074100@utdallas.edu
972-883-4394
ATC2704
Website
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

Back to the Future Heights Park Atomic Playground
2008–2008 Presentation to the Heights Park Playground Task Force, Richardson, Texas March 6, 2008
Mobile Perception and the Double Aperture: Conceptualism, the Car and Urban Sprawl
2008–2008 Comini Lecture Series, Southern Methodist University, April 24, 2008
The Nows of the Automotive Prosthetic
2009–2009 T2M Association: International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, Annual Meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, November 5-8, 2009

Additional Information

VENUES OF ART AND ARCHITECTURAL CRITICISM
  • Fluent Collaborative, an on-line art journal, http://www.fluentcollab.org/fluent/, 2008-present
  • Art Papers, a national art magazine, 2006-present
  • Dallas Morning News, a daily newspaper, 2007-2008
  • Sculpture Magazine, an international art magazine, 2005-present
  • Art Lies, a journal on contemporary art, 2004-present
  • Glasstire.com, an on-line art journal, http://www.glasstire.com, 2004-present
  • Art News, an international art magazine, 2005-2006
  • Dallas Observer, an alternative news weekly, 2004-2007
  • Stretcher.org, an on-line art journal, www.stretcher.org, 2003
OTHER
  • DISSERTATION:
    • French State Vernacular: les grands ensembles and Non-Conformist Modernism, 1930-1973
  • COMMITTEE:
    • K. Michael Hays, Neil Levine, Jean-Louis Cohen
  • OUTSIDE READERS:
    • Gérard Monnier, Annie Fourcaut, Bruno Vayssière
  • MASTER’S THESIS:
    • Space Alienation: An Investigation of Henri Lefebvre's Theory of Social Space
  • COMMITTEE:
    • Victor Margolin, Peter Hales, Doug Garofalo, Mitchell Schwarzer, R.E. Somol
  • RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP:
    • Giuliana Bruno, Professor of Film History and Theory, Department of Visual and
    • Environmental Studies, Harvard University, 1996-2000
  • LANGUAGES:
    • French: good reading knowledge; good speaking and writing ability
    • German: fair reading and translating ability
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:
    • Society for Architectural Historians, United States; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, United States; DOCOMOMO, Modern Architectural Consortium, Europe; College Art Association, United States
REFERENCES
  • Janis Bergman-Carton, Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Division of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, P.O. Box 750356, Dallas, TX, 75275-0356, USA, (214)768.2615, jbergman@smu.edu
  • Rick Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies, School of Arts & Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas, 800 Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080-3021, (972) 883-2475, brettell@utdallas.edu
  • Giuliana Bruno, Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 496.4287, carta@fas.harvard.edu
  • Deborah Hauptman, Assistant Professor of Architectural Theory, Delft University of Technology, Faculteit Bouwkunde, Berlageweg 1, 2628 CR Delft, The Netherlands, 31 (0)1.52.78.95.37, d.hauptmann@bk.tudelft.nl
  • K. Michael Hays, Professor, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA, (617) 495.2337, khays@gsd.harvard.edu
  • Adam Herring, Associate Professor of Art History, Division of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, P.O. Box 750356, Dallas, TX, USA, (214) 768.2615, aherring@smu.edu
  • Neil Levine, Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA, (617) 495.0775, nlevine@fas.harvard.edu
  • Chris MacDonald, Chair, School of Architecture, University of British Columbia, Room 402-6333, Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (604) 822.2779, cmac@arch.ubc.ca
  • Gijs Mom, Programme Director Mobility History, Eindhoven University of Technology, IPO Building 2.33, PO Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 31 40 2475764, g.p.a.mom@tue.nl
  • Mitchell Schwarzer, Associate Professor of Architectural History and Theory, California College of Arts and Crafts, 450 Irwin Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107, USA, (415) 703.9531, mschwarzer@cca.edu.
  • R. E. Somol, Director of the School of Architecture and Professor of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Architecture, 845 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60607, USA, (312) 996.3335, somol@uic.edu
  • Sarah Whiting, Associate Professor of Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ, 08544-5264, USA, (609) 258.3741, swhiting@princeton.edu

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.