Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Art History at the University of Vermont. She is also Series Editor for Visual Culture in Early Modernity, Routledge/Taylor&Francis. Di Dio is a specialist of Italian and Spanish sixteenth and seventeenth century sculpture, collecting, state gifts, and artistic exchange. She has published widely on these issues; including books: Leone Leoni and the Status of the Artist at the End of the Renaissance (Ashgate, 2011); Sculpture Collections in Early Modern Spain (with Charo Coppel, Ashgate, 2014); Making and Moving Sculpture in Early Modern Italy (Ashgate, 2015); Artistic Ccirculation between Early Modern Spain and Italy (with Tommaso Mozzati, Routledge, 2020) and Shipping Sculptures in and out of Early Modern Italy (forthcoming); and dozens of articles and essays. Her research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Ministry of Arts and Culture of Spain, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Medici Archive Project, and Harvard's Center for Renaissance Studies "Villa I Tatti.” She is a dedicated teacher-scholar and recently won her institution’s award for excellence in teaching, the Kroepsch-Marice Teaching Award.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Early Modern Italian Sculpture; Early Modern Spanish Sculpture; Artistic Exchange; Collecting and Collections