Dr. Tianna Uchacz
Tianna Uchacz received her PhD from the University of Toronto in June 2016. Her dissertation, entitled “The Sensual Body and Artistic Prowess in Netherlandish Painting ca. 1540–70,” relates the themes, forms, and functions of the erotic nude in Netherlandish art to larger social discourses around gender, the ethics of coupling, and the vulnerability of the body to pleasure and pain. Part of this research is detailed in her forthcoming article, “Mars, Venus, Vulcan: Equivocal Erotics and Art in Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Painting,” in Netherlandish Culture of the Sixteenth-Century, Ethan Matt Kavaler and Anne-Laure Van Bruaene eds. (Turnhout: Brepols). She has held fellowships at Utrecht University and at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto, and her research has been generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
James Loeb Fellow at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, May to July 2016.