Advisor: Hughes, Gordon A.
Betsy Stepina Zinn holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in English from Marymount Manhattan College. Her research interests include modern and contemporary sculpture, conceptual art, and the intersection of literature and art, and her dissertation focuses on sculpture after 1960. Her work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Boston University; and Indiana University. She has received fellowships from Project Row Houses, Houston (2013–14), and the Menil Collection, Houston (2017–18). Before pursuing graduate work, Betsy spent eight years in the Publications Department of the Art Institute of Chicago (2002–10) editing exhibition and permanent collection catalogues. She continues to work as a freelance editor for various institutions, including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Aperture Foundation. Most recently, she served as the editor of the Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture, a five-volume publication authored by Roberta Bernstein and published by the Wildenstein Plattner Institute in 2017. She was also the manuscript editor of the Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné of Drawing, published in six volumes by the Menil Collection in 2018.