Ann Pegelow Kaplan

Professor Ann Kaplan

Assistant Professor
Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies
Core Faculty, Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Art and Interdisciplinary Studies
Appalachian State University
113 Living Learning Center
828-262-8991
annkaplanstudio.com
annpegelowkaplan@appstate.edu

 

About

Professor Kaplan is an interdisciplinary scholar who teaches and researches across the written and visual. Her creative and analytical research considers issues of difference and privilege in photographic modes of representation.

Her presentations include the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Society of Photographic Education in Chicago, Illinois; Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada; Philippines Arts Congress in Baguio City, Philippines; F/Stop Festival für Fotografie in Leipzig, Germany; and the College Art Association's THAT Camp in New York, New York.

She previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Elon University and Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Fine Arts at Philippines Women's University in Manila, Philippines. She has been awarded two artist residencies with fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and was an invited speaker of the combined LGBTQ, Multicultural, and Women's Caucuses at the 2017 Meeting of the Society of Photogaphic Education.


Education

PhD candidate, Philosophy, Art, and Social Thought, European Graduate School

MFA, Visual Arts: Photography & Digital Media, Clemson University

MA, Folklore/Ethnography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BA, Anthropology & Sociology, University of Mary Washington


Academic Specialty

photography and video, visual culture, politics of representation, the gendered gaze, intersections of art and critical theory, digital studies, subjective narrative, oral history, ethnography

 

Courses

ART 3230 / IDS 3230 - Photography as Social Critique
IDS 3210 -  Exploring the Documentary Form
GWS 2421 - Sex, Gender, Power
GWS 2530 - Women & Visual Culture
GWS 2530 - Art & Activism
GWS 3545 - The Gendered Gaze
GWS 4700 - Digital Gender


Selected Exhibitions

2017    

Curator, Spectacle & Scaffolding: Contemporary Photography Muses Hierarchy, national traveling exhibition launching at Turchin Center for Fine Arts, Appalachian State University. Featuring the works of Mark Curran, Trevor Paglen, elin o’Hara slavick, and Greta Pratt.

Venice International University, 2017 International Conference on the Image, Venice, Italy

National Juried Exhibition, Granlibakken Center, Lake Tahoe, CA

Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

2016   

Hillyer Art Space (for cross-cultural understanding) and Fotoweek DC, Washington, DC

Southeast College Art Conference Juried Film Festival, Blacksburg/Roanoke, VA

California Institute of Integral Studies, Society of Photographic Education, Multicultural Caucus, San Francisco, CA

2015

Peace Studies Program, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Center for Visual Arts, Clemson University, SPESE Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition, Greenville, SC

Ciel Gallery, Back to the Garden, Charlotte, NC

2014

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Notre Dame of Maryland University, International Juried Exhibition of the Society of Photographic Education, Baltimore, MD

Gatewood Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

2013

SOHO20 Gallery Chelsea, Backlash: On women’s basic rights & freedoms, New York, NY

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. *Received Jurors’ Award. Jurors: Mark Hewitt, Hewitt Pottery; Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Director, Contemporary Art Museum; Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University