generic subpage image

Directories

Directories

Jeremy N. Culler, PhD

EDUCATION

PhD, 2011, Binghamton University, State University of New York at Binghamton

MA, 2004, University of Florida

BA, 2001, Florida Atlantic University


BIOGRAPHY

Jeremy Culler joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014. He earned a MA in Art History from the University of Florida and a PhD in the History and Theory of Art and Architecture from Binghamton University. He is an Associate Professor of Art History and Coordinator of the Art and Art History Program at UofSC Aiken. He holds the Mary Toole Chair in Art (2).

While his teaching interests traverse the history of art and architecture, Dr. Culler’s research addresses the impact of technology on modern and contemporary art practices. Some of this work, which proposes a framework for thinking about electronic, time-based media as heterogeneous, dispersed, and institutionally variable, is published in The Emergence of Video Processing Tools, the first comprehensive book on video and image processing in art. Currently, he is preparing Beautiful Encounters: The Cultural Heritage and Artistic Legacy of Livio Orazio Valentini for publication.

In addition to numerous talks given in the community, he has presented papers at Alfred University, Binghamton University, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), F.A.T.E. Regional and Biennial Conferences, the Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, the Popular Culture Association in the South Conference, SECAC, and the University of Florida. Before coming to UofSC Aiken, he taught at Binghamton University, the State University of New York Fredonia, and the University of Florida.


COURSES TAUGHT

Aesthetic Principles and Universal Themes; Art in Film; Film Form; Film Theory and Criticism; Global Cinema: 1940 to present; History of American Art; History of Animation; History of Film; History of Modern Art and Architecture; History of Photography; History of Twentieth Century Art; History of Western Art I; History of Western Art II; Immersive Studies in Western Culture; New Media Writing and Theory; Rhetoric, Vision, and Sound; and Universal Themes in Art


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contemporary Art; Experimental Film and Video; Histories of Photography; New Media; and Spatial Literacy and Social Practice


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

SECAC; College Art Association; Partners in Friendship (Board Member); Aiken Center for the Arts (Board Member); Pi Delta Phi (National French Honor Society)


Selected HONORS AND AWARDS

2020-Present: Mary Toole Chair in Art (2)

2019-2020: R.I.S.E. Research Grant (Research Initiative for Summer Engagement), University of South Carolina ($6,000)

2018-2019: University Excellence in Advisement Award, University of South Carolina Aiken

2019: H.A.S. Travel Award, University of South Carolina Aiken (to chair a session and present a paper at the SECAC 2019 Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee)

2019: H.A.S. Travel Award, University of South Carolina Aiken (to chair a session and present a paper at Foundations in Flux, F.A.T.E.’s 2019 17th Biennial Conference, in Columbus, Ohio)

2015, 2016, 2018: University Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination, University of South Carolina Aiken (2018 Finalist)

2018: Magellan Scholars Research Grant, Mentor (Student: Rhianna Smith), “Dadaism in the Twenty-first Century: The Rise of Millennial Nihilist Humor and its Use as Social Critique,” University of South Carolina ($3,000)

2018: H.A.S. Travel Award, University of South Carolina Aiken (to present a paper at the SECAC 2018 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama)

2018: H.A.S. Travel Award, University of South Carolina Aiken (to present a paper at “Foundations: Retooling + Recontextualizing,” F.A.T.E.’s 2018 Southeast Regional Conference, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia)

2016-2017: R.I.S.E. Research Grant (Research Initiative for Summer Engagement), University of South Carolina ($6,000)

2017: High-Impact Practices Teaching Grant, “Experiential Opportunities for Student Engagement in the Arts and Humanities,” Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Carolina Aiken ($5,000)

2017: H.A.S. Travel Award, University of South Carolina Aiken (to present a paper at the SECAC 2017 Conference in Columbus, Ohio)

2017: US Department of State, Pacer Award (for Faculty of the Year in Study/ Research Abroad)

2016: H.A.S. Travel Award, University of South Carolina Aiken (to present a paper at the SECAC 2016 Conference in Roanoke, Virginia)

2016: US Department of State, Pacer Award (for outstanding contribution to the University of South Carolina Aiken Study Abroad Program and international education goals)

2015: H.A.S. Travel Award, University of South Carolina Aiken (to present a paper at the SECAC 2015 Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)


Selected Publications and Creative Activities

“Rendering Orvieto, Italy: Livio Orazio Valentini’s Pursuit for a Spatial, Cultural, and Artistic Heritage.”

“Trascendenza culturale e artistica in una terra di scambio: il viaggio riflessivo di Livio Orazio Valentini ad Aiken.” In Centenario di Livio Orazio Valentini, edited by Andrea Baffoni and Massimo Duranti (Forthcoming).

Sense of Place, 39th Annual National Juried Competition (participant), September 13, 2019 – October 18, 2019. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.

Reflections and Refractions (participant), February 11 – March 8, 2019, The Etherredge Center Art Gallery, University of South Carolina Aiken

Livio Orazio Valentini: Orvieto Heritage and Aiken Legacy.  Aiken: Etherredge Center, 2018.

Apis Conga (digital film projection and orchestral composition), film and performance collaboration with Dr. Richard Maltz and the Ensemble Eclectica, August 30, 2018.

Curator, Livio Orazio Valentini: Orvieto Heritage and Aiken Legacy, March 26 – April 20, 2018, The Etherredge Center Art Gallery, University of South Carolina Aiken (part of the 2018 South Carolina Humanities Council Festival).

Polka Paraguaya (digital film projection and orchestral composition), film and performance collaboration with Dr. Richard Maltz and the Ensemble Eclectica, September 14, 2017.

“Expanding ‘Image-processed Video’ as Art: Subverting and Building Control Systems.”  In The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, Volume 2, edited by Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking, and Mona Jimenez, 291-297.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

“The Experimental Television Center: Advancing Alternative Production Resources, Artist Collectives, and Electronic Video Imaging Systems.”  In The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, Volume 1, edited by Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking, and Mona Jimenez, 179-187.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

“Mapping Video Art as a Category, or an Archaeology of the Conceptualizations of Video.”  In The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, Volume 1, edited by Kathy High, Sherry Miller Hocking, and Mona Jimenez, 35-59.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.