Maria V. Garth is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Rutgers University. She studies modern and contemporary art with a specialization in Russian and Soviet art and visual culture and the history and theory of photography. As a Dodge Avenir Fellow at the Zimmerli Art Museum, she works in the Department of Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art as a curatorial assistant helping organize exhibitions of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Maria is a collaborator in The Developing Room, an academic working group at Rutgers that promotes interdisciplinary dialogue on photography’s history, theory, and practice.
Maria earned an M.A. in Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. Her article, “Painting, Photography, and Radical Depictions of Gender: Franz Gertsch and Lissa Rivera,” appeared in SEQUITUR (vol. 6:1, 2019).