I research and write about Franz Marc, animals in art, and the historical avant-garde.
My PhD in Art History and German is from the University of Otago, where I wrote my dissertation, How Franz Marc Returns. I was supported in my doctoral research with a year’s fellowship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and by several Erasmus+ grants through the Tier-Mensch-Gesellschaft at Universität Kassel. I also have a master’s degree in Library and Information Science and some other degrees in art history.
This first postdoctoral year has seen fellowships at the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for the Study of German Expressionism at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at the Musée National d’Art Moderne/Centre Pompidou, but also jobs teaching art history at the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative an lots of applicating, writing, and editing. I am also the technology manager and publications editor for the Italian Art Society and the exhibitions conservator for the Chihuly Collection. My articles, book chapters, and book and exhibition reviews are housed in the Core Repository on my Humanities Commons page and will soon be available here.
This site began and still sometimes is a place for various short pieces on subjects that interest me, including animal welfare, contemporary art, academia, the art market, Raubkunst, electronic music, dogs, feminism (not the neoliberal kind), literature, and experimental writing. I have written this blog since 2006 and keep the archive of posts about my pets, my bike accident, and early meanderings about visual culture because that’s what happened.
Please email me at jeanmarie.carey (at) germanmodernism.org.