Nykolak, Jenevive


Research Interests
  • postwar European and American art
  • France in the 1970s
  • abstraction and abstract painting
  • materiality
  • the historiography of modernism and the avant-garde
Dissertation Project

“Painting in Question, 1967-1981: 'BMPT,' Supports/Surfaces, and ja-na-pa”

Publications and Presentations
  • “Blueprint for Utopia,” in eds. Lynne Cooke and Tommy Simoens, Luc Tuymans: Intolerance (Antwerp: Ludion, October 2015)
  • “Fever Dreams: David Wojnarowicz at the New Museum,” New Museum Digital Archive (October 2012)
  • "Supports/Surfaces and Painting as a Theoretical Practice," 41st Annual Conference, Association of Art Historians (AAH), Norwich, England, April 9-11, 2015
  • "Andy Warhol's End of Painting," Erased, Replaced, Omitted, Denied: American Art and Negation Symposium, sponsored by The Terra Foundation for American Art, Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), Paris, France, March 31-April 1, 2015
  • “‘Is It Jazz? Is It Static? Is It Op Art?’: The Early Museum Events of Merce Cunningham,” IFA/Frick Graduate Symposium in the History of Art, New York, April 19-20, 2013
  • “Movements in the Museum, 1964-1970,” Métamatic Reloaded Symposium, Museum Tinguely, Basel, March 20-23, 2013
  • “Impersonating History: David Wojnarowicz’s Arthur Rimbaud in New York,1978-79,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012
  • “Queer Space and Time in David Wojnarowicz’s Arthur Rimbaud in New York, 1978-79,” Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Rochester, March 25, 2011
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Dean's Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Rochester
  • Chateaubriand Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow, Whitney Independent Study Program
  • Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellowship Dissertation Research Grant, University of Rochester
  • Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Grant, University of Rochester
  • Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellowship, University of Rochester