Jana La Brasca

PhD Candidate

Art History

Modern and Contemporary Art

Research Interests

  • Scalar and dimensional change in art
  • Land Art, Minimalism, and Conceptualism
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Critical theory
  • Works on paper


BA, Art History, University of California Berkeley

MA, Art History, University of Texas at Austin


Jana La Brasca is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on modern and contemporary artists working in multiple dimensions and between media to engage scale and environment. Previously, she was the Catalogue Raisonné Research Fellow at Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas and a participant in Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University. She has worked in education at the Chinati Foundation, the Blanton Museum, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. As the Blanton’s Mellon Curatorial Fellow in Prints, Drawings and European paintings (2020–2021) she worked on After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints and co-curated the exhibition Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print. Recently, she has presented her work at the Menil Drawing Institute, the Henry Moore Institute, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Examples of her writing can be found online at Pastelegram;  _____: Revisited, the 2020 MFA Thesis exhibition catalogue; Women’s Studio Workshop; and in Judd Foundation’s Index of Works.

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