Dr. Brenda Mitchell

  • Associate Professor, Art History

    Mitchell’s research interests include feminist art and contemporary Japanese art. She teaches the survey course on Renaissance through Modern Art, Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century American and European art, and the senior seminar on Art since 1960. Mitchell has been awarded two teaching/research fellowships at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan, where she taught courses in women’s studies and researched contemporary Japanese artists in Aichi Prefecture.

    Mitchell’s publications include Handbook of the Collections, Krannert Art Museum, UIUC-Urbana, contributing author, four essays; “Georgia O'Keeffe's Arboreal Portraits,” excerpts, Gerald Heard official website; “Strange Balloons: The Re-embodiment of Sensory Experience in Contemporary Japanese Art,” Proceedings, International Symposium on Multisensory Science and Design, Nagoya University; Light Boxes/Dark Rooms, exhibition catalogue and exhibition of the work of three artists from Aichi Prefecture, Japan, DePree Gallery and Art Center, Hope College, Holland, Michigan; and “Georgia O’Keeffe’s Arboreal Portraits,” Woman’s Art Journal 19:2.

    PhD in Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
    MA in Art History Museum Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
    BA in Art, Eastern Illinois University at Charleston