Curriculum vitae

Robert R. Shane, Ph.D.

Art History, Theory, and Criticism

rrshane@yahoo.com
full contact information available upon request



Professional Biography

        Robert R. Shane received his Ph.D. in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University, where he studied with distinguished scholars in the fields of art history and philosophy, such as Donald Kuspit, Hugh J. Silverman, and Jacques Derrida.  Dr. Shane is the author of several articles and essays on contemporary art and theory.  He is Assistant Professor of Art History at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.  He was the managing editor of the journal Art Criticism, published by Stony Brook University, and was a contributing writer to the “Art since the Mid-20th Century” section of the book The Art Museum, published by Phaidon, London (2011).  His doctoral dissertation was an investigation of the work of video and performance artist Paul McCarthy, and his current research is an interdisciplinary study of twentieth-century intersections between art, modern dance, and philosophy of time. 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Art History and Criticism 
2009, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Dissertation title: Commodity and Abjection: A psycho-social investigation of pop culture imagery in the artwork of Paul McCarthy
Dissertation advisor: Dr. Donald Kuspit 

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Art and Philosophy
2007, Stony Brook University

Master of Arts in Art History, Theory and Criticism
2003, Stony Brook University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
Art History Minor
Concentration: Painting and Photography
2000, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY




Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Art History
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Fall 2011-present
(formerly Adjunct Professor of Art History and Philosophy, Fall 2003, Spring 2005, Spring 2006-Spring 2008; and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Fall 2008-Spring 2011 )

Graduate courses:
  • AED 518 Contemporary Art History
  • AED 521 Art Criticism
  • AED 596 Thesis [advisor for seven MA theses]

Undergraduate courses:
  • AHI 101 Introduction to Art History for Non-Art Majors*
  • AHI 208 Introduction to Art History
  • AHI 209 Introduction to Non-Western Art*
  • AHI 211 Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art*
  • AHI 238 History of Art and Dance from the Renaissance to Postmodernism*
  • AHI 247 History of Modern Art
  • AHI 344 History of Art since 1945 (Writing Intensive)
  • AHI 366 History of Photography (Writing Intensive)
  • AHI 376 Latin American Art since Independence (Writing Intensive)*
  • PHI 385 Contemporary Continental Philosophy
  • PHI 410 Senior Philosophy Portfolio

*AHI 101, AHI 209, AHI211, AHI 238 and AHI 376 are courses that Dr. Shane designed and introduced into The College of Saint Rose’s Art Department’s curriculum. Additionally, AHI 211 and AHI 376 are now part of The College of Saint Rose’s Latino Studies Minor.

In 2007 Dr. Shane helped assist in preparing the art history component of the Art Department’s review and subsequent re-accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


Adjunct Professor of Art History
State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY
Spring 2009, Spring 2010 to Spring 2011

Courses taught:
  • AARH 366 Modern Art II
  • AARH 468 Art since 1945 (Writing Intensive)

Adjunct Professor of Art History
Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY
Fall 2007, Fall 2008

Course taught:
  • ART205-10 Art History I

Writing Instructor
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Fall 2005-Spring 2006

Courses taught :
  • WRT 101 Introductory Writing Workshop (College Writing and Rhetoric)
  • WRT 102 Intermediate Writing Workshop (College Writing and Rhetoric)

Teaching Assistant
Department of Art History, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Fall 2001-Spring 2005
Assistant for courses:
  • ARH 101: Art in Culture from Prehistoric Times to the Age of Cathedrals, ca. 1400AD
  • ARH 102: Art in Culture from the Early Renaissance, ca. 1400, to Postmodernism
  • ARH 306: The Early Renaissance in Italy
  • ARH 314: Northern Baroque Art and Architecture, 1600-1700
  • ARH 333: Arts for the Public
  • ARH 342: Art of the 20th Century
  • ARH 370: Masterpieces of Western Art



Professional Experience

Managing Editor
Art Criticism
Edited by Richard Leslie
published by Stony Brook University, Art Department, Stony Brook, NY
August 2002-September 2005, and Fall 2009-present

Digital Visual Resources Advisor (former Acting Coordinator)
The Neil Hellman Library
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
2009-2010

Conference Staff Coordination Assistant
International Association of Philosophy and Literature
University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Strasbourg, France
Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
May-June 2006

Publications and Book Exhibit Conference Coordinator
International Association of Philosophy and Literature
University of Helsinki, Finland
January-June 2005

Conference Registration Assistant
International Association of Philosophy and Literature
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
May-June 2002
University of Leeds, Leeds, England
May-June 2003

Assistant to the Visual Resources Curator
Slide Library
Supervisor: Steve Larese
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Fall 2001-Spring 2002

Muralist
“Hudson Riverfront Mural”
Albany Mural, Jan-Marie Spanard, director
trompe-l’oeil public mural, Albany, NY
Commissioned by the City of Albany, NY
June-November 1999




Publications

Publications in Books
Contributing writer on contemporary art for The Atlas of Site-Specific Art: North and South America. London: Phaidon Press, forthcoming 2013. Project manager: Rosie Pickles.

Contributor to "Art since the Mid-20th century" section of The Art Museum. London: Phaidon, 2011. Project manager: Dr. Diane Fortenberry.  http://www.phaidon.com/store/art/the-art-museum-9780714856520/

Exhibition Catalogues

“Terpsícore en la pintura: imágenes de danza de José Manuel Ciria / Terpsichore in Painting: José Manuel Ciria’s Images of Dance,” translated by David Cruz Acevedo, in Ciria: Heads Grids, exhibition curated by Donald Kuspit. Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes, 2010, pp. 21-29 / 201-206.

Journal Articles

“Looking and Moving: Kinesthetic Empathy, Dance, and the Visual Arts,” Art Criticism 25, nos. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2010): 153-168.

“Paul McCarthy’s Painter as Self-Portrait and Self-Loathing,” Art Criticism 24/2 (Fall 2009): 84-103.

“The Personal and the Political: The Dynamics of East German Art in the Painting of Willi Sitte,” Art Criticism 19/2 (Fall 2004): 121-142.

“A Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Paul McCarthy’s Santa’s Chocolate Shop,” Art Criticism 18/2 (Fall 2003): 84-103.

“From Formalism to Informe and Back Again: Rosalind Krauss’s use of Bataille,” Art Criticism 17/2 (Fall 2002): 70-88

Work Selected for Publication

“Ritually Thinking the Eye: An Aesthetics and Ethics of Vision after the Work of Mario Perniola”, forthcoming in a book on Mario Perniola, part of the Continental Philosophy series.  Peter Gratton and Hugh J. Silverman, eds.




Conference Activity

Conference Session Chair

Intersections between Art and Dance in the Twentieth-Century
College Art Association’s 100th Annual Conference
Los Angeles, CA
February 2012


Conference Papers

"Commodity Abjection: Word and Body in Contemporary Performance and Video Art"
The 26th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists
School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY
October 2012

"Commodity Abjection: Birth Imagery in the Performance Art of Paul McCarthy"
The Kristeva Circle, Inaugural Conference
Siena College, Loudonville, NY
October 2012

"Performing Painting: On the Time of Embodied Seeing"
The 6th Nomadikon Conference: Ecologies of Seeing
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
September 2012

"Writing Art History as the Practice of Freedom"
The National Conference on the Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists
School of the Visual Arts
New York, NY
October 2011

“Artist as Liar, Audience as Sucker: Exhibitionism and Exhibition Value in Paul McCarthy’s ‘Pinocchio’”
Session Chair: Donald Kuspit
College Art Association
New York, NY
February 2011

“The Forgiving Eye: Art and Creativity after the Ethics of Kelly Oliver”
Session Chair: Ewa Ziarek
Respondent: Kelly Oliver
International Association of Philosophy and Literature
University of Helsinki, Finland
June 2005

“Ritually Thinking the Eye: An Aesthetics and Ethics of Vision after the
Work of Mario Perniola”
Session Chair: Hugh J. Silverman
Respondent: Mario Perniola
International Association of Philosophy and Literature
Syracuse University and Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
June 2004

“The Future of an Illusion: Psychoanalysis and Spirituality in the Work of
Donald Kuspit”
Session Chair: Mark Van Proyen
Respondent: Donald Kuspit
International Association of Philosophy and Literature
University of Leeds, England
May 2003


Invited Conference Participation

Session Chair
“Collage, Layering, Juxtaposition”
International Association of Philosophy and Literature
University of Freiburg, Germany
June 2006

Discussant
“The Fate of Interiority in Modern and Postmodern Art”
Conference held at Stony Brook Manhattan
March 2005

Session Chair
“Zones of Indeterminacy as In-Betweenness”
International Association of Philosophy and Literature
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
June 2002



Curatorial Experience

Juror and Exhibition Committee Member
Saratoga County Arts Council at The Arts Center
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Spring 2010 to the present

Invited Juror and Curator
Patterns in Practice, exhibition of new student printmaking, Nov 2009.
Picotte Hall Art Gallery
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY



Exhibition and Performance Record

Dancer
Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers. Choreography by Claire Jacob-Zysman. July 1, 2012.
An Inside/Out Community Day performance at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Beckett, MA

Dancer
An Evening with Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers. Choreography by Claire Jacob-Zysman. September 2, 2011.
A First Friday performance hosted by Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany, NY

Dancer
At First Glance. Choreography by dancers from the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Albany, NY. October 29, 2010.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

Dancer
At First Glance. Choreography by dancers from the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Albany, NY. October 30, 2009.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

Exhibiting Artist
Faculty Show, Sept-Oct 2007
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

Exhibiting Artist
Mohawk-Hudson Regional Juried Exhibition, 2000
Xu Bing, Juror
University Art Museum, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY



Academic Honors

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Nominee
2010 Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Nominee
2005 Stony Brook University

Academic Scholarship
Department of Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University
2001-2005

Teaching Assistant
Department of Art History and Criticism, Stony Brook University
2001-2005



Professional Service

Presenter of "Looking and Writing: Writing in the Discipline of Art History"
on a panel titled "Writing in the Disciplines," part of the ProVisions faculty development series on teaching and learning
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
October 2011

Committee member
Writing Across the Curriculum
The College of Saint Rose
Fall 2011 to present

Professional Mentor assisting first year students of ALANA descent (African, Latino, Asian, Native American).
Office of Intercultural Leadership, The College of Saint Rose
Fall 2009 to Spring 2010, Fall 2011

Faculty Volunteer for the Campus Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on College Campuses (Siena College, College of Saint Rose, and Albany Law School) a program of the United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence against Women.
The College of Saint Rose
Summer 2009 to Fall 2009



Volunteer Service
Literacy Tutor
Literacy New York, Greater Capital Region
Trained to teach reading and writing to adult basic literacy learners and adult English language learners (ELL/ESL)
March 2011 to present



Professional Affiliations
  • College Art Association, member
  • Society of Dance History Scholars, member
  • International Association of Philosophy and Literature, member



Languages
  • Spanish: intermediate verbal and written knowledge
  • German: reading knowledge, basic verbal and written knowledge
  • French: reading knowledge



Computer Skills
  • Digital visual resources software, such as LUNA Imaging (Insight™/Inscribe®), Adobe Photoshop™, ARTStor, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Editing and publication software, such as Adobe Pagemaker® and Adobe Acrobat Pro®
  • Academic software such as Blackboard® and Moodle™ as an adjunct to classroom instruction and for distance learning courses


References
Reference contact information available upon request.  Email Dr. Shane: rrshane@yahoo.com







last update: September 14, 2012