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Jill Foltz is an artist, art historian, writer, and native of Lubbock, TX. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and MS in Financial Planning from Texas Tech University, and MA and PhD in Humanities – Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has also studied at Phillips-Universität in Marburg, Germany and Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX. Foltz’s areas of specialization include modern and contemporary art history, architecture and design theory, painting, installation, and US cultural history.

Since 2010, she has taught college courses including Art Appreciation, Art History Survey I & II, and Introduction to the Humanities. She has developed original online, honors, writing intensive, and special-focus sections of these courses, with emphasis on the art and architectural opportunities unique to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Her favorite topics to teach are modern architecture, Pop art, contemporary art, and the business of art.

 

Foltz has exhibited art and presented research at conferences throughout the United States, and is currently developing a collaboration with artist-scholars from the University of Humanistic Studies in Holland and the University of Vigo in Spain. She was a  member of The Junior Ward artists’ collective from 2013-2015. Her art and research both deal with identity, distance, and sense of \place. She is interested in the subversive significance of “marginalized aesthetics” like cuteness, comfort,  neatness, and femininity in the post-postmodern milieu.

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