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Vendryes, Margaret


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  Princeton University  Art History  1997 
    MA  Tulane University  Art History  1992 
    AB  Amherst College  Fine Arts  1984 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Wellesley Collge  Lecturer  Art History  2011-2013 
    Boston University  Lecturer  Art History  2009 
    York College, CUNY  Associate Prof.  Art History  2000-2007 
    Graduate Center, CUNY  Associate Prof.  Art History  2002-2007 
    Princeton University  Visiting Lecturer  Art & Archaeology  2000-2001 
    Amherst College  Visiting Asst. Prof.  Fine Arts & Black Studies  1999-2000 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of Employment Title Date
    Queens Council on the Arts  Art Producer  2018 
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture  Scholar-in-Residence  1998-1999 
    Ohr- O’Keefe Museum of Art  Guest Curator  2009-2011 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Chairperson  2016-2021 
    Professor  2019 
    Associate Professor  2015- Present 
    Director, Fine Arts Gallery  2013- Present 
    Distinguished Lecturer, Fine Arts  2013-2015 
    Associate Professor  2000-2007 
    Assoc. Prof. Graduate Program in Art History  2002-2007 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

      Margaret Rose Vendryes. Barthé, A Life in Sculpture. MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008. 256.

      Margaret Rose Vendryes, etal. Beyond the Blues: Reflections on African America from the Amistad Research Center Fine Arts Collection. LA: New Orleans Museum of Art, 2010. 188.

    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Vendryes. "Fo Wilson’s the baartman diaries." International Review of African American Art. Vo. 25, No.3 Spring 2015: 5.

        Vendryes. "Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks - MALDITA PARED: Fotografía y Texto de Cuba/New York." International Review of African American Art. 25, No. 3 Spring 2015: 5.

        Vendryes. "Post Neo-Black Art." International Review of African American Art. Fall 2011: 9.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings

          Vendryes. "Foreward." Creating a Lasting Legacy: The Estate Planning Workbook for Artists. 2018: 3.

          Vendryes. "The Ecstasy of Resistance: M. Scott Johnson." Shadow Matter: The Rhythm of Structure/ Afro-Futurism to Afro-Surrealism. 23;4 2015: .

          Vendryes. "Young, Gifted, and Black Between the Wars: Richmond Barthé’s Manhattan Years." Sculpture Review. 60(1) March 2011: 9.

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        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings

          Vendryes. "Portrait of the Inimitable Josephine Baker by Richmond Barthé." Tyler Fine Arts. 2021: 13.

          Vendryes. "What’s Not in My Book on Barthé." The Tenth Magazine: The Romantics. 5 2018: 15.

    3. Chapters in Books:

      Margaret Rose Vendryes. "To Be Real." Art After Stonewall: Sexual Identity and Politics, 1969-89. Exhibition Catalog Essay April 2019: 7.

      Courage and Reed. "Becoming Barthé: The Chicago Years, 1924-1930." Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance. Anthology Fall 2019: 31.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:

      "" May 2009: 3.

      "CHOICE" 2000- present: six reviews per year.

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Black Beauty Matters" 4/7/21: Winterthur/UD Preservation Studies Doctoral Program, University of Delaware.

    "Art Talks: Margaret Rose Vendryes" 2/24/21: Department of Art and Art History, University of Mississippi.

    "An Art Commentary on Lynching: How a 1935 Exhibition Resonates Today" 2/17/21: Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota.

    "What is it About African Divas?" 10/17/20: Masters in Fine Arts Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    "Standing Ovation: The African Diva Project at JPAC" 1/17/19-3/25/19: Queens Council on the Arts.

    "Discovering Africa In Art Deco Design and Beyond" 1/20/19: Wolfsonian Museum/ Miami Design Preservation League/ The Wolfsonian-Florida International University.

    "Queens Council on the Arts, Art Producer" 2017: Southeast Queens Performance Art.

    "Documenting Difference: Images as Evidence of Queer Identity in the Case of James Richmond Barthé" March 2018: Black Portraiture IV: The Color of Silence, Harvard University.

    "“i found god in myself,” 40th Anniversary celebration of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls…," traveling exhibition 2015-2018: New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Newark, NJ.

    "The African Diva Project: Intent/Content" April 2017: James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University, Washington, DC.

    "Study With the Best: Archiving at CUNY" June 2016: CUNY online.

    "TRANScendence: an Exhibition of Emerging, Contemporary African American and Other Underrepresented Artists" June-August 2016: Montclair, NJ.

    "The African Diva Project LIVE!" May-July 2016: No Longer Empty - Jameco Exchange.

    "Barthé and Me,” artist historian lecture" March 2016: The Studios of Key West, FL.

    "Artist Lecture" March 2016: School of Art,The Univeristy of Texas, Rio Grande Valley.

    "Richmond Barthé: A Life in Sculpture” Lecture & book signing" December 2015: Detroit Institute of Arts, MI.

    "A River Depends on its Tributaries" September - October 2015: Seton Hall University.

    "Margaret Rose Vendryes: The African Diva Project" July 2015: Childs Gallery, Boston, MA.

    "Art & Soul of the Southeast Queens Community" April 2014 - September 2015: New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.

    "“i found god in myself,” 40th Anniversary celebration of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls…," September 2014-January 2015: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

    "Margaret Rose Vendryes – The Complete African Diva Project" December 2014-March 2015: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi.

    "Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora" February - March 2014: Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University.

    "I Dreamed My People Were Calling" November 2012-January 2013: Rush Arts Gallery, New York.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    SHIFT Residency, Elizabeth Foundation, NY: 2021.

    A Better Jamaica, LinkNYC Commission: 2018.

    Queens Council on the Arts, Art Producer: 2017.

    CUNY Academy for the Humanities and SciencesTravel Award: 2017.

    Distinquished Alumni Award, Association of Black Princeton University Alumni: 2015.

    Bombay Sapphire Artisans Series, Boston Regional Finalist: 2011.

    Center for the Humanities Mellon Grant, CUNY: 2003-04.

    Faculty Publications Program Grant, CUNY: 2003.

    Research Foundation of CUNY Grant: 2003-04.

    Scholar Incentive Award, CUNY: 2003-04.

    American Association of University Women Fellowship: 2003-04.

    Anyone Can Fly Foundation Professional Scholars Grant: 2002-03.

    Irene Diamond Research Fellowship: 1998-99.

    National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship: 1998-99.

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  12. Grants-In-Aid

    Queens Council on the Arts, ArtSite Grant, Standing Ovation: The African Diva Project at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. 2018-2019: $4,500.

    Queens Council on the Arts, SuCasa Grant, Shadowbox Tales: Rochdale Village Senior Center. 2018: $5,500.

    Cycle 48 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Clarence Irving Collection Archiving w/ George White. 2017-2018: $6,000.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Department Chair: Fall 2016-Present.

      Speech Communication Faculty Search Committee: Spring 2016.

      CLT Search Committee Member: Spring 2014.

      Director/Curator Fine Arts Gallery: 2013-present.

      Communication Technology Faculty Search Committee: Summer 2015.

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    2. Service to the School

      Committee on Faculty Observation document revision: 2018-2019.

      Liason for Bequest of Paintings by Elena Borstein: Spring 2015 - 2019.

      Liason for Bequest of Victor Richards Collection of African Art: 2013-2019.

      SouthEast Queens Biennial - inaugural - Lead Curator: Spring 2018.

      York College LGBTQ+ Task Force: 2016-2018.

      Funding proposal to Rockefeller Bros. Foundation for P&FA programming: 2017.

      Curator, The Lavender Line: History of LGBTQ Pride in Queens Exhibition at York: Fall 2017- Spring 2018.

      Curator for exhibition for V. Richards African art Collection at YC: Spring 2016.

      Teaching member of First Year Common Reader Program: Fall 2016.

      Teaching member of Freshman Reader Program pilot Committee: Spring 2014 & Fall 2015.

      Lead member on Committee to acquire Clarence Irving Collection: September 2013 - 2015.

    3. Service to the College

      Member, Center for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technologies Committee: 2017- Present.

      Member, YC Foundation Board of Directors: 2018-2021.

      MC- York College Foundation Donors Dinner: September 2018.

      Director/ Curator of YC Fine Arts Gallery: August 2013 - ongoing.

      African Diva Project at YC Fine Arts Gallery, Curator and Artist: October - November 2013.

      Liason for Gift of The Victor Richards Collection of African Art: 2013-2018.

      Member, 50th Anniversary Committee: 2015-2017.

      Founder, South East Queens Biennial at York College: 2018 Inaugural exhibition with satellite at Queens Public Library.

      Consultant on preservation and conservation of York College public art works: ongoing.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Co-President, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Board, NY, NY: 2019- 2020.

    Standing Ovation - the African Diva Project at Jamaica Performing Arts Center: 1/17/19 -3/25/19.

    The African Diva Project, Art to the People, LinkNYC digital display: October - November 2018.

    Director, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Board: 2015-2018.

    Guest Curator, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning: 2013-2017.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      FA 101 WI  Fundamentals of 2-D Art 
      FA 104  Introduction to Fine Arts 
      FA 106 WEB  Cathedrals to Contemporary Fine Art and Art History 
      FA 296 WI  African Art 
      FA 303WI  Film History I 
      FA 304 WI  Film History II 
      FA 396 WI  20th Century Art 
      FA 397WI  Contemporary Art 
      FA 398WI  Afro-American Art 
      FA 393WI  American Art to 1913 
      FA 499WI  Independent Study in Art History 
      FA 475/476/477/478 WI  Special Studies in Art History 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      African-American Contemporary Art, Special Topics in Art History.

      Cathedrals to Contemporary Art and History, FA106 WEB - Full online course.