EDUCATION/ professional appointments

  • PhD (2014) History of Art, The Ohio State University

  • MA (2005) History of Art, University of Denver

  • BA (2001) History of Art, University of Colorado

  • Exhibition Consultant, Karma and Faith: The Artwork of Karma Phuntsok and Faith Stone (November 1, 2019- January, 2020) Chancery Art Space, Denver

  • Guest Curator, Tenzing Rigdol: My World Is in Your Blind Spot (September 12-November 14) Tibet House, U.S., New York City

  • Curator, Tenzing Rigdol: My World Is in Your Blind Spot (March 21-June 7, 2019) Emmanuel Gallery, University of Colorado, Denver

  • Curator, Leang Seckon: Prophecy (March 22-May 31, 2019) McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver

  • Interpretive Specialist, Asian Art (2015-2018) Denver Art Museum

  • Affiliate Faculty and Visiting Assistant Professor (2010-present) School of Art and Art History, University of Denver

  • Affiliate Faculty (various years, 2009-present) University of Colorado (Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs), Metropolitan State University of Denver, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

  • Museum Committee member, College Art Association (2018-present)


Publications

2019 “Between the Lines,” in Tenzing Rigdol: Dialogue exhibition catalog, London: Rossi & Rossi Ltd.

2019 My World Is in Your Blind Spot, exhibition catalog, University of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media.

2019 “Common Ground: Place and Identity in Contemporary Tibetan Art,” in “Looking Askance at Himalayan Art” (special issue of the South Asian Studies Journal series) Journal of the British Association for South Asian Studies.

2017 “The Transmission of Buddhist Imagery throughout Asia,” in Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion, edited by Tianlong Jiao. Denver: Denver Art Museum, 2017.

2017 “Lost Horizon: (Dis)location and Identity in Contemporary Tibetan Art,Esthesis: An E-mag of Arts and Ideas (January 2017).

2015 “Online Presence: The Internet and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,” Journal of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (vol. 8, September 2015): 23-40.

2008 (as Sarah Getzelman) “Forbidden Image: The 1996 Chinese Ban on Images of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,” Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs, vol. 8 no. 1, (Winter 2008): 44-559.

BLOG POSTS:

Artsy.net “Change is the Only Constant”

“The Ganesha Exhibition Showcases Sacred Art and One Statue You Can Touch”

“Relax with Coloring Page Inspired by Tibetan Sand Mandala”

“Buddhism and the Samurai”


Conferences and invited lectures

2019    Panel Moderator: “New Perspectives on Collecting Art,” Rino Made Salons and Denver Public Library, Denver, CO, August 13

2019    Panel Organizer: “Interesting Times”: Contemporary Art of Asia and the Diaspora. Presenter: “From the Fire: Political Imagery in Tenzing Rigdol’s Art,” Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Denver, CO, March 21-24

2019    Lecturer and Moderator, Logan Lecture with Tenzing Rigdol, Denver Art Museum, February 28

2019    Panelist, Religion and the Museum Symposium, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, February 27

2019    “Tenzing Rigdol’s My World is in Your Blind Spot,” in The Art of Power: Himalayan Art in and as the Political Realm (panel), College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, February 13-16

2018    “Insta-gauge: Understanding Visitor Engagement with Art through Instagram,” The Museum Computer Network (MCN) Annual Conference, Denver, CO, November 13-16

2018     Panel Organizer and Moderator: Museums and Community Conversations.  American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Museum Expo, Phoenix, AZ, May 6-9

2018    “Exhibiting ‘Art’: A Closer Look at the Ganesha: The Playful Protector Exhibition, Conceptual Approaches to Religion Colloquium, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, April 27

2017    “Rethinking the Exile Narrative: Current Projects in Contemporary Tibetan Art” in Engaging Himalayan Visual Culture (panel), Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Himalayan Studies Conference V, Boulder, CO, September 1-4

2017    “The Dalai Lama and Contemporary Art,” Art of China, Metropolitan State University of Denver, July 26

2017    “Mandala in the Museum” in Interpreting Sacred Art for Secular Audiences (panel), American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Museum Expo, St. Louis, MO, May 7-10

2017    Discussant: “Woodblocks, Printing Presses, and Beyond: 17th-21st Centuries,” Buddhist Book Culture Symposium, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, April 28

2015    “Portraits of Presence: Exploring Traditional and Contemporary Imagery of the Dalai Lamas,” Tibet Himalaya Initiative, Dalai Lama series, University of Colorado, Boulder, October 7       

2015     “Yoga Imagery in Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu Art,” Asian Art Association, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, June 12

2015     Panel Organizer: Agents of Change: Authority, Social Coherence and Assimilation in Tibet and the Diaspora.  Presenter: “Fertile Ground: Emerging Landscape Imagery in Contemporary Tibetan Art,” Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 26-29

2015    CU Art Museum’s “Night at the Museum: The Anonymous Exhibition,” CU Art Museum, Boulder, Colorado, March 13

2014    “Indra’s Net 2.0: The Internet and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,” Southwest Conference on Asian Studies and Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, joint conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, October 3-5

2014    “Yoga in Art: Union with the Divine,” Asian Art Association, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, March 12

2013    “Portraits of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and Beyond,” Asian Art Association, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, October 16

2011    “Virtue Goes Viral: The Internet and the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,” 60th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Macalaster College, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 28-30

2010    “Documenting the Dalai Lama: British Influence on Tibetan Portraiture in the Early Twentieth Century,” 59th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October 1-3

2010    “Imaging the Dalai Lama: Incarnations in Art and Practice,” North American Graduate Student Conference in Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, April 9-11

2010    “Imaging the Dalai Lama: Incarnations in Art and Practice,” Modern Tibet course, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, April 7

2009    “Imaging the Dalai Lama: Incarnations in Art and Practice,” Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, October 16-17

2008    “The Dalai Lama: The Nature of Art and the Notion of the Relic,” Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, September 12-14

2008    “An Image Divided: The Dual Nature of Bharat Mata in India, 1905-2007,” 17th Annual University of Missouri/University of Kansas History of Art Symposium, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, April 11-12

2008    “An Image Divided: The Dual Nature of Bharat Mata in India, 1905-2007,” 22nd Annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 12

2007    “Forbidden Image: The 1996 Chinese Ban on Images of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,” 56th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, October 19-21

2007    “Beyond the Minority Report: Chinese Images of Tibet and Tibetans (1954-1976),” 21st Annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum (First Place), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 21