Leisa Rundquist is an art historian, professor, and curator who specializes in the fields of modern, contemporary, and self-taught art. She holds a PhD in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently serves as a professor and university curator of art at UNC Asheville.
Rundquist’s research speaks to the intersections of childhood, religious piety, gender, and race in the art of Henry Darger. New directions in her scholarship explore curatorial strategies that construct the representation of marginalized artists and their artistic practices, specifically those categorized as self-taught and “outsider.”
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