Melissa L. Mednicov is Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in art history from Pennsylvania State University and her B.A. in art history from Smith College. Dr. Mednicov specializes in art after 1940. Her book, Pop Art and Popular Music: Jukebox Modernism published with Routledge in June 2018, offers an interdisciplinary approach to Pop art scholarship through a recuperation of popular music into art historical understandings of the movement. Her recent essays have appeared in Art Journal, Imago Musicae, and The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media, Counterculture, Revolt. Her contemporary art criticism has been published in the College Art Association’s caareviews and Glasstire. She has presented papers at the College Art Association conference, The Noises of Art: Audiovisual Practice in History, Theory, and Culture, sponsored by The School of Art, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Southeastern College Art Conference, Popular Culture Association National Conference, and the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art, CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She was a 2016-2017 recipient of the Art Writing Workshop, a grant and art criticism workshop through The Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program and the International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA). Dr. Mednicov has also curated exhibitions in the University’s Gaddis Geeslin Gallery.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Art after 1945, Pop Art, Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory