Katie Aspinall (Independent Art Historian, London)
My research looks to the role of drawing in early 20th century visual culture with a particular emphasis on the intersections between institutional and personal discipline. I am currently working on a monograph, The Paradox of Medium Specificity: Drawing Practice and Twentieth Century Modernism in Britain. Sections of this research have been and are being developed for journal publications, particularly re-assessing the role of understudied female practitioners within the mythology of student networks. Subjects of this study include Dorothy Mead, Nancy Sharp, Jean Cooke, Ithell Colquhoun and Clare Winsten. I hold a PhD in History of Art from the University of East Anglia, and additional degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art and St Andrews University. I regularly deliver gallery and museum talks in addition to consulting for the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. I am a trustee of the Association for Art History (AAH), representing freelancers and independents.
Keywords: 20th century, drawing and works on paper, art theory, gender politics, art education, technical art history, intellectual history.