Annie Dell’Aria

Dr. Annie Dell’Aria’s research concerns the intersection of contemporary art, screen media, and public space. Her writings have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and edited volumes in the fields of both art history and film and media studies. She is the author of The Moving Image as Public Art: Sidewalk Spectators and Modes of Enchantment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). This
book examines how contemporary artists employ moving image media in public spaces to prompt shared encounters on the street and reconfigure spectatorship.

Her current research interests include other forms of connection between public art and screen media, such as the use of public art within television narratives and the allusion to cinematic montage in contemporary war memorials. She is also interested in contemporary biennials, how artists respond to gun violence, and public art in airports.

As a dedicated educator, Dr. Dell’Aria has taught previously at Hanover College, Parsons, City College, Queensborough Community College, and The Art Students League. She is currently also an affiliate of the Film Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies programs. Her goal at the end of her classes is to instill lifelong art-viewing habits and increase student confidence in speaking about art and culture, which relates to her research and advocacy for public art and open access to culture. She was the recipient of the 2020 Affordable Education Leader Award granted by the Associated Student Government and the Affordable & Open Educational Resources Committee