PhD Candidate: Eighteenth- & Nineteenth-Century French Art
Angela Kepler is a PhD candidate in Art History with a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests focus on the influence of libertinism within intimate spaces and the creation of eroticized decorative objects and works on paper in France during the eighteenth century. She holds a Master’s degree in Art History with a Certification in Women’s Studies from Texas Christian University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art History with a Studio Art concentration (painting/drawing/photography), and a minor in French from the University of North Texas.
Before coming to UIC, Angela worked as a registrar overseeing exhibition logistics and collections management duties for the New-York Historical Society, David Zwirner Gallery, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. She has held many museum and gallery internships, including a curatorial internship at the Dallas Museum of Art where she assisted the department with research on the Michael L. Rosenberg Collection of Eighteenth-Century French Art. She was twice awarded the Sunkel Art History Travel Grant to perform research for her master’s thesis, “Visions of Disorder: Sex and the French Revolution in a Suite of Erotic Drawings by Claude-Louis Desrais,” at the Horvitz Collection and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.