Marissa Vigneault

Caine College of the Arts

Undergraduate Mentor of the Year

Marissa Vigneault is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Utah State University. Dr. Vigneault’s research focuses on performance, body, and video art. Her current book manuscript, titled The Ready Maid and the Readymade: Hannah Wilke and Marcel Duchamp, addresses Wilke’s role in the development of twentieth-century multi-media art, one specifically informed through an artistic conversation with the transnational avant-garde artist Duchamp. Dr. Vigneault’s publications include essays in Women’s Studies (Routledge, 2012) and the anthology Contemporary Art and Classical Myth (Ashgate, 2011/2016). She has presented her research at the Association of Art Historians conference (2017), SECAC (2016, 2012, 2011), College Art Association conference (2015), and Association of Historians of American Art conference (2014). Before joining the faculty at USU, Dr. Vigneault taught at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she received the Junior Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts (2014). From 2010 to 2012 she ran Parallax Space, a project gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, dedicated to exhibiting contemporary local and regional artists. She recently curated an exhibition of work by Bruce and Jean Conner from the late 1950s, which opened at the Sheldon Museum of Art in January 2016.
Marissa Vigneault