Art History & Criticism

I completed my Ph.D. at Stony Brook University in 2013 with a specialization in 18th-century libertine art, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Philosophy & Art.

I'm currently seeking representation for my book on Fragonard's Le Verrou, c. 1778. Through a detailed analysis of the artist's choice to include hidden erotic imagery in the painting, I explore the artist's playful subversion of decorum, as well as his clever nod to the timeless debates on genre.
Fragonard, Le Verrou, c. 1778


“Unraveling the Curtain: Subversive Folds, Cleland's Memoirs, and the Sublime in Jean-Honore Fragonard's Le Verrou,Rutgers Art Review 25 (2010): 43-62. full pdf

“Oskar Kokoschka and the Subversive Tradition of Expressionist Portraiture,” Art
22:2 (2007): 39-49.
Fragonard, Le Verrou (detail), engraving, 1784

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