Faculty and Staff
Mary D. McInnes
Professor, Art History
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Binns-Merrill B30
Department: Art History  
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Mary D. McInnes
Education
PhD: History of Art
Boston University

MA: History of Art
Boston University

BA: Anthropology/Practice of Art
University of California

Background
Current Research
My current research is a book-length text on modern art, focusing on materiality. I am also engaged in an ongoing series of essays on aspects of contemporary art; a particular interest of mine is recent sculptural practices including glass and ceramic work.

Selected Publications
2013 "Intangible Notch, SkyWell Falls, and EarthCloud: The Architectural Reliefs, in Peter Held, ed. Wayne Higby: A Retrospective. Tempe, AZ: Ceramic Research Center.
2013 "Visualizing Mortality: Robert Arneson's Chemo Portraits," in Interpreting Ceramics, The First Decade. Ed. by Jo Dahn and Jeffrey Jones. United Kingdom: Wunderkammer Press.
2013 Gage/Gaze: Aesa Bjork and Hiromi Takazawa. Alfred, NY: Fosdick-Nelson Gallery.
2012 "Contemporary Cast-Iron Sculpture: In the Wake of Redefinition" 2012 International US/UK Cast-iron Invitational.
2012 "Review: Man Ray and the Modernist Lens" for Dada/Surrealism.
2011 "SkyWell Falls" in Wayne Higby, SkyWell Falls.
2011 Author, "Introduction," and issue editor of Interpreting Ceramics 12 on international developments in ceramic studio education (Winter 2011).
2010 "Curiouser and Curiouser, the Work of Nathan Prouty" in Nathan Prouty. Philadelphia: The Clay Studio.
2008 "Everything, Encrusted, and Encoded," in Walter McConnell, Itinerant Edens. Missouri: Daum Museum.
2008 Author of the introductory essay, "Welcome," and issue editor, "Five Emerging Artists Survey the Field," in Interpreting Ceramics 9 (Winter 2008).
2007 Author, "Reflection, EarthCloud" and editor, "Architect and Editor, "A Conversation Between Bruce Wood and Wayne Higby" in Wayne Higby, EarthCloud. Stuttgart, Germany:Arnoldsche Fine Art Publishing.
2007 "Reconsidering the Ceramic Object," in Proceedings, School of Visual Arts, NY.
2006 "Visualizing Mortality: Robert Arneson's Chemo Portraits," in Interpreting Ceramics 8 (Fall 2006).
2006 "Cadiz: The Sculptural Topology of Anne Currier," in Anne Currier. Stuttgart, Germany: Arnoldsche Art Publishing.
2006 "Interview with Anne Currier." Nanette L. Laitman Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
2006 "Interview with Wayne Higby." Nanette L. Laitman Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
2005 "Interview with Jun Kaneko." Nanette L. Laitman Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
1999 Telling Histories: Installations by Ellen Rothenberg and Carrie Mae Weems. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
1999 "Alberto Giacometti, le f├ęticheur," in Keith Aspley and Elizabeth Cowling, Eds. From Rodin to Giacometti, Sculpture and Literature in France: 1880-1950. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi B.V. 1998 "Anne Currier, Recent Sculpture," in Kerameiki Techni, The International Ceramic Art Review 30 (December 1998): 20-2.
1998 Ellsworth Kelly, Recent Prints. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
1994 Philip Guston, 1975-1980: Private and Public Battles. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
1994 Provincetown Prospects: The Work of Hans Hofmann and His Students. Boston: Boston University Art Gallery.


Professional Experience
1997 - Professor of Art History, School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2010 Interim Dean, School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
1996 - Independent Curator
1994-95 Director, Boston University Art Gallery
1994-95 Director, Museum Studies Program, Boston University
1992-94 Assistant Director, Boston University Art Gallery
1987-88 Consultant, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Faculty Service
Chair and Program Advisor, Fulbright Committee (AU)
Member, Faculty Senate (AU)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa Chapter (AU)
Chair, Promotion and Tenure (SoAD)
Member, Graduate Advisory Committee (SoAD)