Art Historian and Museum Professional
My name is Alba Campo Rosillo and I am an art historian specialized in U.S. American art and portrait painting production of the Americas in the modern and contemporary era.
I research issues of materiality and beholding, history of collections, and the intersections of politics and economics in portraiture. In my dissertation “Artistry and Industry: The Portraiture of George Peter Alexander Healy (1830-1871), I discuss the investment of this artist in the principles of industrialization, which creatively shaped his work.
Thanks to the 2021-2022 Terra Foundation Research Fellowship in American Art -that I have been awarded at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain-, I have co-curated the show “American Art from the Thyssen Collection”. Here, I have published several essays in the exhibition catalogue, and I am coordinating a lecture series around the exhibition. Moreover I am editing the museum journal Ventana´s next issue.
And ... I graduated from the University of Delaware summer 2021 becoming a Doctor of Philosophy in Art History!