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  • Marissa Vigneault

    Marissa Vigneault

    Art History

    Assistant Professor

    Contact Information

    Office Location: FAV 144

    Phone: 435-797-3460
    Email: marissa.vigneault@usu.edu

    Office Hours: Varies by Semester

    Marissa Vigneault’s research focuses on the role of performance and performativity in modern and contemporary art, specifically how fashion and bodily gestures are employed by artists to dismantle presumed truths regarding the stability of identity. Dr. Vigneault’s current book manuscript, titled The Ready Maid and the Readymade: Hannah Wilke and Marcel Duchamp, addresses Wilke’s role in the development of twentieth-century multi-media art, one specifically informed through an artistic conversation with the transnational avant-garde artist Duchamp. Dr. Vigneault’s publications include essays in Women’s Studies (Routledge, 2012) and the anthology Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate, 2011); she has presented her research at the College Art Association conference (2015), Association of Historians of American Art conference (2014), and SECAC (2012, 2011). Dr. Vigneault is committed to working with contemporary artists and has served as a juror for the internationally renowned residency program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Before joining the faculty at USU, Dr. Vigneault taught modern and contemporary art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she received the Junior Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts (2014). From 2010 to 2012 she ran Parallax Space, a project gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, dedicated to exhibiting contemporary local and regional artists. She is currently at work on an exhibition of work by Bruce and Jean Conner from the late 1950s scheduled to open at the Sheldon Museum of Art in January 2016.