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Catherine Walsh

Catherine Walsh is an Instructor of Art. She also coordinates the Visual Resource Collection. She received the B.A. in English and in Fine Art from Vanderbilt University in 2000 and the M.A. in Art History from Boston University in 2002. She is currently completing her dissertation, which is entitled “The Renaissance Landscape and the Figuration of Giambologna’s Appennino.” Walsh has been the recipient of a Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship at Boston University and a Research and Creative Projects Grant at the University of Montevallo. She also was a Writing Fellow at Boston University. From 2002-2005, Walsh was the Curator of Exhibitions at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.

Walsh’s teaching experience includes courses that span the history of Western art. She has taught both components of the survey of Western art; Ancient Greek & Roman Art; Italian Renaissance Art; and Baroque Art. She also offers special topics courses on subjects including “Myths of the Artist,” “Big Work: Monumental and Colossal Sculptures,” and “Taking Art Apart: Deconstruction and Decay in Art.”

Her research focuses on Italian Renaissance art, and her current projects investigate how nature mediates materiality and illusion and environmental issues, such as land reclamation and the manipulation of natural resources, in art of that period