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Alexis Clark

Asst Teaching Professor



Art Studies

Withers Hall NA

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Alexis Clark received her Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Studies from Duke University in 2014. Since then, she has taught as lecturer or postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California, University of California, Riverside, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Clark’s research concentrates on the global historiography and museology of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art with a focus on impressionism. In her peer-reviewed articles in the Archives of American Art Journal, Burlington Magazine, Museum History Journal, and Oxford Art Journal, she has raised questions related to art and language: style, translation and silent translators, the publication and circulation of art writing in relation to international copyright laws, the defining and redefining of art-historical categories, and the limits of language to communicate the experience of art.

With Frances Fowle, Dr. Clark edited the collection Globalizing Impressionism: Reception, Translation, and Transnationalism (Yale UP 2020). In April 2024, Globalizing Impressionism was named one of the “most essential books in Impressionism”. With Martha Ward, she edited an Oxford Art Journal special issue, “Impressionism After Impressionism” (August 2023). Her reviews of exhibitions and books have appeared in Art History, Burlington Magazine, H-France, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, and elsewhere.

She has spoken at conferences and symposia widely: the College Art Association, Courtauld Institute of Art, National Gallery, London, National Gallery, Washington, D.C., Musée d’Orsay, and the University of Glasgow. In September 2024, Dr. Clark will co-lead ‘Workshopping Future Directions in Impressionism‘ at the Institute of Advanced Studies (London).

At NCSU, she is Assistant Teaching Professor in the History of Art. She teaches a range of courses with an emphasis on global modern and contemporary art. Dr. Clark especially enjoys engaging undergraduate students in activities that put art-historical knowledge into practice.