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Kaylee Spencer

Assistant Professor of Art (Art History)
member of graduate faculty

Art
Office: 172 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-3266

Email: kaylee.spencer@uwrf.edu

kaylee Spencer

Kaylee Spencer is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she has taught Art History since 2006. She offers introductory surveys in art history, along with upper-division courses focusing on pre-Columbian and contemporary art. Dr. Spencer’s research focuses on the artistic traditions of ancient Mesoamerica. Her recent work employs phenomenological approaches to explore imagery at Classic Maya sites in Mexico and Guatemala.Kaylee Spencer is Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she has taught Art History since 2006. She offers introductory surveys in art history, along with upper-division courses focusing on pre-Columbian and contemporary art. Dr. Spencer's research focuses on the artistic traditions of ancient Mesoamerica. Her recent work employs phenomenological approaches to explore imagery at Classic Maya sites in Mexico and Guatemala.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin, 2007
  • Master of Arts, University of California, Riverside, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1998

Awards/Grants/Commissions

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for study of Yucatec Mayan (in Chapel Hill, NC and Xocen, Mexico), Duke/UNC Language Consortium
  • Professional Development Grant, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • University Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin

Selected Lectures

  • (Upcoming ) "Embodying Slippage: An Exploration of Captive Portraits and Spectatorship in Classic Maya Art," the Maya Society of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (April, 2010)
  • "Identity and Captivity in Usumacínta-region Art of the Ancient Maya," The Conference of the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, GA (2009)
  • "Mimesis and Alterity in Late-Classic Portraiture at Palenque," The 41st Annual Chacmool Conference, Calgary, AB (2008)
  • "Matters of the Head and Why Heads Matter: Revisiting the Portraits of
  • "Palenque," The Conference of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, BC (2008)
  • Wren, Linnea, Kaylee Spencer, Travis Nygard, and Nayla Wren, "Kehinde Wiley: Creative Protest in a Christian Context," the Conference of Art and Christian Enquiry, Museum of Bible Arts, New York, NY (2005)
  • "Classic Maya Portraiture: Accession Monuments and Identity at
  • Palenque, Mexico, the Maya Society of Minnesota, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN (2004)
  • "Framing the Portrait: The Representation of Maya Kings at Palenque, Mexico," the Midwest Conference on Latin American Studies, Las Artes en América Latina. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2004)
  • Wren, Linnea, Kaylee Spencer, Travis Nygard, and Nayla Wren. "Sensibility and the Colonial Image of the Americas," the Twenty-fifth Annual Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, St. Louis, MO (2004)

Publications

  • Wren, Linnea, and Kaylee Spencer, "Periodization of the Arts," in the New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. New York, Charles Scribner Publishing (2004)
  • "Giovanni Bellori," in Key Writers on Art: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century. Ed. by C. Murray, London: Routledge Press, pp. 95-100 (2003)
  • Spencer, Kaylee, and Linnea Wren, "Religion, Cosmology, and Art," in Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World. Ed. by Lynn V. Foster. Cambridge: Facts on File, Inc., pp. 157-199 (2002)
  • Spencer, Kaylee, and Linnea Wren, "Arithmetic, Astronomy, and the Calendar," in Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World, in Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World. Ed. by Lynn V. Foster. Cambridge: Facts on File, Inc., pp. 257-277 (2002)
  • Wren, Linnea, Kaylee Spencer, and Krysta Hochstetler, "Political Rhetoric and the Unification of Natural Geography, Cosmic Space, and Gender Spheres," in Landscape and Power in Ancient Mesoamerica. Ed. by Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, and Annabeth Headrick. Boulder: Westview Press, pp. 257-277 (2001)

Selected Reviews

  • Heavy Petting: New Works by Rob McBroom, Fox Tax, City Pages (2009)
  • Frida Kahlo, Walker Art Center, City Pages (2009)
  • A Day in Pompeii, Science Museum of Minnesota, City Pages (2007)
  • A Mirror of Nature: Nordic Painting 1840-1910, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, City Pages (2007)

International Experiences

  • University of Wisconsin, J-term Study abroad in Mexico

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls WI 54022 USA
Campus Information 715-425-3911