Teresa EckmannDepartment of Art & Art History - Mentor
Dr. Teresa Eckmann is an Assistant Professor at the UTSA Department of Art and Art History. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for her B.A. in Studio Art and received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Post-Independence Latin American Art History. She was an Assistant Curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at UNM’S Center for Southwest Research prior to coming to UTSA in 2008. Dr. Eckmann specializes in modern and contemporary Latin American art, with a focus on Mexico. Her book, Neo-Mexicanism: Mexican Figurative Painting and Patronage in the 1980s was published in 2010. She has published articles and reviews in Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and British Print Quarterly; chapter essays in ¿Neomexicanismos? Ficciones identitarias en México (Mexico City: Museo de Arte Moderno, 2011) and Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2006); as well as essays in numerous exhibition and auction catalogues. She has curated or co-curated several exhibitions in her field including Posada’s Broadsheets: Of Love and Betrayal (UTSA Art Gallery, 2012) Rocío Maldonado: Ecos (Museo Casa Diego Rivera, Guanajuato, 2011) Neo-Mexicanism, A New Figuration: Mexican Art of the 1980s, (Instituto Cultural de México, San Antonio, 2010), and the traveling exhibition Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics (National Hispanic Cultural Center, 2006-09). Her research, scholarship, teaching, and curatorial projects continue to be focused on art and visual culture of Latin America—principally, on cultural nationalism and identity in 20th century Mexico and the Caribbean. She has mentored several undergraduate and master level students on research projects in Mexico focused on murals, performance artists, and Mexican print makers funded by the UTSA Mexico Center.