Katherine  Markoski, Ph.D. Headshot


  • Art
  • School

  • Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • Expertise

  • Art History
  • Katherine Markoski received a Ph.D. in the History of Art from Johns Hopkins University where she specialized in modern and contemporary art. As a recipient of a Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and a Smithsonian American Art Museum Postdoctoral Fellowship, Markoski explored the significance of notions of community to artistic practice at Black Mountain College. Currently, she is at work on related projects, including a study of the school’s relationship to its southern context for a forthcoming volume on art in and of the American South. Markoski has held positions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Washington College, where from 2016 to 2018 she was Director of Kohl Gallery and a Lecturer in Art History. She has also taught courses at American University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, and Oberlin College. Her publications include essays and reviews on American modernism, Jasper Johns, Corita Kent, and the Judson Dance Theater as well as contributions to Leap Before You LookBlack Mountain College 1933-1957 (Yale University Press, 2015), Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975 (Princeton University Press, 2019), Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection (Prestel, 2019), and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: The Collection (DelMonico Books, 2022).  In 2022, Markoski co-curated the exhibition America: Between Dreams and Realities, Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and co-authored the accompanying catalogue.