Faculty Profile for Dr. Gina M Tarver

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Dr. Gina M Tarver
Associate Professor — School of Art and Design
JCM 2112E
phone: (512) 245-3762

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Gina McDaniel Tarver, Associate Professor of Art History at Texas State University, researches modern and contemporary art, art institutions, and visual culture in Latin America, specifically in Colombia. She received her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin and was a Fulbright grant recipient. Her essays on Colombian art have appeared in books and journals in Colombia, Great Britain, France, and the United States. Her book, The New Iconoclasts: From Art of a New Reality to Conceptual Art in Colombia, 1961–1975 (Ediciones Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 2016) is the first book in English about Colombian art of the 1960s and 1970s. She also co-edited a volume on art museums in Latin America, which is the first book in English on the topic.

Research Interests

Decolonial theory
Gender and representation
Art institutions
Art in Colombia

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Tarver, G. M. (2019). Antagonistic Environments: Gendered Spaces and the Kinetic Installations of Colombian Artists Feliza Bursztyn, Jacqueline Nova, and Julia Acuña. In A. M. Franco & M. Álvarez (Eds.), New Geographies of Abstract Art in Postwar Latin America. New York, United States: Routledge.
  • Greet, M., & Tarver, G. M. (Eds.). (2018). Art Museums of Latin America: Structuring Representation. New York, United States of America: Routledge.
  • Tarver, G. M. (2016). The New Iconoclasts: From Art of a New Reality to Conceptual Art in Colombia, 1961–1975. Bogotá, Colombia: Ediciones Universidad de los Andes.
  • Tarver, G. M. (2015). Antonio Caro: La obra inacabada. In J. Bejarano, G. M. Tarver, & I. Ramrez (Eds.), Antonio Caro: La obra inacabada. Medellín, Colombia: Museo de Arte Moderno Medellín.
  • Tarver, G. M. (2015). Adolfo Bernal: Efmero y eterno/Adolfo Bernal: Ephemeral and Eternal. In Señales: Adolfo Bernal. Bogotá, Colombia: La Oficina del Doctor, Casas Riegner.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Distinction Award for Scholarly/Creative Activity, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University. August 1, 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Scholarly / Creative Activity, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State University. August 1, 2015

Selected Grants

  • Tarver, Gina M (Principal). Deep Entanglements: Art & Ecology in Colombia, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: June 2020 - Present). Grant.
  • Tarver, Gina McDaniel (Principal). Rebuilding the Portfolio: Digital Humanities for Art Historians, Summer Institute at Roy Rosenzweig Center for History in New Media, George Mason University, Getty Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate. (Submitted: January 1, 2014). Grant.
  • Tarver, Gina (Principal). Excellence in Teaching and Learning travel stipend, Institutional (Higher Ed), $800. (Submitted: January 1, 2011). Grant.
  • Tarver, Gina (Principal). Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute stipend, Institutional (Higher Ed), $1500. (Submitted: January 1, 2011). Grant.
  • Tarver, Gina M (Principal). Research Enhancement Program Grant, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $8000. (Submitted: January 1, 2011). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Faculty Awards Committee
September 1, 2020-Present
Member
Tenure Track Mentoring Committee
September 1, 2015-Present
Ally of Texas State
Ally of Texas State
March 1, 2012-Present
Chair
Faculty Awards Committee
September 1, 2015-May 15, 2020
Coordinator
Donation of Jacqueline Barnitz Library to the Alkek Library
June 1, 2017-December 1, 2017