Advisor: Hughes, Gordon A.
Aja Martin is a third-year PhD student who writes on modern art in Europe with a focus on Italy. Her current research on the artist Lucio Fontana's lesser-studied series attempts to understand how these works, in various media, impact our understanding of his seemingly nihilist claims for painting. Aja earned a Master's Degree in Art History (2011) at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor's degree in Art History from the University of Houston (2008). Aja has held curatorial, director, and fellowships at major art institutions and organizations across Texas.
2020 Amici di Via Gabina Traveling Fellowship
2020-21 Center For Italian Modern Art Fellowship
“Ambiente Spaziale in Documenta 4, a Kassel, 1968.” Italian Art Society Newsletter, XXX/3 Fall 2019, 12-13.