History of Art and Architecture

Meredith North


Meredith North specializes in Modern and Contemporary German artistic practices. Meredith’s dissertation focuses on avant-garde activities in Frankfurt am Main during the postwar era, with a specific interest in the artists Peter Roehr, Charlotte Posenenske, and Thomas Bayrle. Other research interests include transnational artistic, social, and political networks in the United States and Germany in the Cold War era, Queer [mis]representations, and the Digital Environment.

Education Details

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, History of Art and Architecture. In progress.
Admitted to Candidacy – April 2016
Dissertation: Serial Resonance: Conceptual Tendencies and Cultural Critique in the Artwork of Peter Roehr, Charlotte Posenenske, and Thomas Bayrle in Frankfurt am Main (1962-1968)
M.A. University at Buffalo, Department of Visual Studies. 2012
Masters Thesis: “The Conscientious Objection of Peter Roehr’s Untitled Montages”
B.A. Georgia College and State University, Department of Art and Art History. 2008
Senior Thesis: “The Self and the Other in Hannah Höch’s Domptuese”

Selected Awards

Doktorandin Internship, Daimler Art Collection, Berlin 2016-2017

Getty Library Research Grant, The Getty Foundation, 2014

Academic Exchange Fellow, Department of German at the University of Pittsburgh and the Universität Augsburg, 2013-2014

Dissertation Development Grant, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Selected Conference Papers

“The Politics of Seriality: Minimalism and Social Engagement in the Work of Peter Roehr,” Minimalism: location, aspect, moment, University of Southampton/ Winchester School of Art. October 14, 2016.

“What’s Goethe got to do with IT: Mapping Networks of Artistic Exchange in the Digital Environment,” The Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Organization’s Grad Expo, University of Pittsburgh. March 24, 2016.

“Silencing Machine: Peter Roehr’s Film Montages as Queer Disavowal,” Geist and the Machine: A Graduate Student Conference on German Cinema and Film Theory, Department of German, University of Pennsylvania, March 15, 2013

“Eva Hesse’s “ick” Perversity: Eros in Deferral,” Desire: From Eros to Eroticism Conference, The Graduate School CUNY, New York, New York. November 11, 2011

“Hannah Höch: Answerability and the Self in Domptuese,” Georgia College Student Research Conference, Milledgeville, Georgia. April 11, 2008