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Gabriella Shypula

Gabriella Shypula (she/her) is an independent curator, art historian, and writer based in New York. A PhD student in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University, her research interests include transnational women artist networks in the 1970s and 1980s, social histories of “the body,” politics of representing autobiography, and feminist theory. Gabriella has collaborated on curatorial and research projects at MoMA, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, SculptureCenter, A.I.R. Gallery, and the Princeton University Art Museum. She has contributed to exhibitions including “Joan Mitchell” (Baltimore Museum of Art, SFMOMA, 2020-2021), “Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done” (MoMA, 2018-2019) and “In Practice: Material Deviance” (SculptureCenter, 2017). She is currently a research assistant for Dr. Katy Siegel and at work on her dissertation, which examines the relationship between New York-based women artists’ autobiography and representations of women’s bodies in their art between 1972 and 1988. Gabriella has taught undergraduate courses on modern and contemporary art and holds an MA in Art History and Criticism and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Stony Brook University. She also received a BA in Art History and Women’s and Gender Studies with Highest Honors at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.