Shannon Pritchard is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of New Mexico and both her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Georgia. The focus of her dissertation was the sixteenth-century Flemish sculptor Giambologna and his work in bronze relief for the Medici Grand Dukes in Florence and specifically his response to the art theoretical debate known as the Paragone.
At USI she teaches classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art history along with special topics courses. Her research interests include the work of the Baroque painter Caravaggio and issues regarding his studio practice and his use of prints. She is also continuing her work on Giambologna’s reliefs, the Paragone debate, and the Medici interest in the Holy Land.
Dr. Pritchard has presented her research at several conferences, including the Renaissance Society of America, the Southeastern College Art Conference, the Sixteenth-Century Society, and the Midwest Art History Society Conference. Her paper on Giambologna and the Paragone, recently delivered at the Midwest Art History Society Conference, has been nominated for the Best Paper by an Emerging Scholar Award.