Andrea Ferber is a Visiting Instructor in Art History, completing her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Ferber specializes in modern and contemporary art with specialties in identity politics, printmaking, and cinema. Her dissertation is a study of American artist Nancy Spero, focusing on the materiality of her prints and themes of writing, violence, and construction of “herstory.” Ferber has developed courses on the understudied subjects of contemporary Native American art and Eastern European art. She is also an independent curator of small shows; this year included Sustenance: Progressive Printmaking Now at RedLine Milwaukee, Strands: Plant Specimens for Papermaking from the Missouri Botanical Garden Herbarium at St. Louis’ Regional Arts Commission, and Anything But Trivial: Political Paper at Washington University in St. Louis.
ABD, Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Art Theory + Criticism
Contemporary Native American Art
Nineteenth Century Art (spring 2014)
Representations of Masculinity (spring 2014)
“Nancy Spero, Anti-Painter,” Southern Graphics Council International conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2013.
“Nancy Spero, Printmaker” Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, September 2012.
Sustenance: Progressive Printmaking Now, RedLine Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2013.
Chuck Schwall, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, January 2012.