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Ryan Conrath

Ryan Conrath

Part -Time Instructor of Art History
Art & Music Histories

308 E Bowne Hall

    Biographical Information

    Ryan Conrath's research occurs at the intersection of media studies and art history, and draws on scholarly fields spanning modern and contemporary art, cinema, and cultural studies. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on the politics and aesthetics of montage in contemporary experimental cinema and video art. A related essay, "The Body's Photographic Afterlives," examines the role of montage in the photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher, and was published in the jounal View: Theories and Practices of Visual Culture (2017). His second book project explores the intersecting histories of avant-garde moving image art and ecological discourse from the mid-twentieth-century to the present.

    He received his PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester in 2016, and his MFA in Film Production from Boston University in 2009. From 2014-16, he held the appointment of Graduate Fellow in the Moving Image Department at the George Eastman Museum, where he co-curated exhibitions on topics ranging from the birth of Technicolor to the relationship between cinema and architecture. Before coming to Syracuse University, he held teaching appointments at Oberlin College and University of Rochester.