B.A. Political Science, University of Iowa, 2002
M.F.A. Art Criticism and Writing, School of Visual Arts, 2008
Sophie Landres is a PhD candidate specializing in post-WWII American art, with a particular interest in the acoustic and political dimensions of 1960s and 1970s intermedia practices. Her dissertation, “Body, Law, and Instrument: Charlotte Moorman's Avant-Garde Sound Performances” will examine issues of corporeality, mediation, and dissent in the performances and performative social roles of the cellist and Happenings artist, Charlotte Moorman. Sophie received her Master's Degree in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa. Before beginning her PhD at Stony Brook University, she was the director of two contemporary art galleries, curated exhibitions throughout New York City, and wrote contemporary art reviews. She currently teaches a writing and curatorial studies course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Sophie Landres received a 2014 Library Research Grant Award from The Getty Research Institute. She presented her paper “Playing Dead: Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, and the Uncanny Body” at the 2014 College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago. She published “Out of Itself: Vito Acconci and the Body of the Listener” in Anamesa Journal (December 2013).
First-Year Writing Seminar: Participation, Art, and Democracy
Mon,Wed 6:20 PM - 7:35 PM
late modern, post-WWII, and contemporary art; critical theory; curatorial and museum studies; performativity; phenomenology and post-structuralist philosophy; intermedia; dance; sound; subculture