My research revolves around Indian art, especially wall painting in the context of Buddhist rock-cut complexes.
I became in love with Indian art when I took an Indian Art survey course as an elective for my bachelor's degree.
It was the most fantastic experience of my life. My academic background was in Information Technology, but when I decided to go back to school after raising my family, I found that my real passion was art history.
I am very proud of the three exhibitions that I helped to curate: "Dynamic Dimension," an African art exhibition; the "GMU Plaster Cast Collections" that will be decorating the Horizons Hall's walls in the near future; and "The Jews, the Medici, and the Ghetto of Florence," an exhibition I helped to curate during my internship and that will open in Florence in October 2023.
All the Art History professors helped my Mason career in one way or another. For instance, Prof DeCaroli transmitted to me his passion for Indian art; thanks to Prof Gregg, I developed a great interest in ancient architecture; Prof Williamson and Prof Greet helped me to improve my writing skills; Prof Bauman made me feel excited about art; and Prof Ho was critical to helping me see the big picture when I was feeling overwhelmed.
I will just tell them that they are in for a treat.
I am training to become a docent at the National Museum of Asian Art and hope to collaborate with them in any capacity in the near future.