Heather McGuire obtained her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she held the Rhoda Thalhimer Research Assistantship. Her dissertation focused on the artistic procedures and historical models embedded in John Baldessari's extended series, Blasted Allegories. Her scholarship examines the interplay of language and images in art, with particular focus on William Blake, John Baldessari and Felix Gonzales-Torres. In addition to presenting conference papers, she recently co-chaired the Southeastern College Art Association conference panel "Art of Exchange." Additionally, she held a curatorial assistantship at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Her teaching focuses on American art since 1968 and examines how artists engage social and cultural change. Currently, she is editing a book on Baldessari's Blasted Allegories.
She is currently editing an extended analysis of John Baldessari's Blasted Allegories.
History of Western Art I
History of Western Art II
Twentieth-century Art and Architecture
Modern and Contemporary Art I
Modern and Contemporary Art II
Art Since 1968, undergraduate
Art Since 1968, graduate seminar
The Pictures Generation, graduate seminar
BA University of Virginia
BFA Virginia Commonwealth University
PhD Virginia Commonwealth University