Wolf, S. Alana


Research Interests
  • Modern and Contemporary art
  • new media theory
  • representations of space
  • mimesis in cultural production
  • artists’ books
  • sensory engagement
  • data visualization
  • institutional histories
  • museum studies
Publications and Presentations
  • “Photographing Modernity’s End: Toward an Ontology of ‘Ruin Porn’,” book chapter (under review)
  • Arts journalist, BURNAWAY (2009-2012)
  • “Liliana Porter,” Catalog essay, Brenau University (2009)
  • “Fantasy Crime in Real Time: The Limits of Mimesis in Rockstar’s L.A. Noire” (Presentation; Imagined Worlds: Worldmaking in Arts and Literature; University of Helsinki; 2013)
  • “Revelry in the Face of Certain Destruction: Collaborative Practice in New Orleans and Atlanta” (Panel; The Arts Exchange; Atlanta, GA, 2011)
  • “An Anatomical Eye: The Body on Display in Eighteenth-Century Europe” (Presentation; Collage: Studio Art and Art History Colloquium; Agnes Scott College, 2009)
  • “Heterotopic Wonderlands: Anxious Identities in the Chicago World’s Fair” (Presentation; Southern Regional Honors Council Conference; Birmingham, AL, 2008)
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Slattery Fellowship (University of Rochester)
  • Presidential Scholar (Georgia State University)
  • Faculty Scholar (Georgia State University)
  • Ernest G. Welch Art History Student of the Year (Georgia State University)
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • International Animation Day (co-curated with Fatimah Abdullah, Association Internationale du Film d’Animation, 2011)
  • Fourth Ward Farm (co-curated with Kristin Juarez, 2011)
  • Paradise (Karen Tauches; Public Acts of Art, 2010)
  • AXIOM (32 artists, 7 locations; Public Acts of Art, 2009)
  • ARTHouse09 (Jonathan Bouknight, David D’Agostino, and Nancy VanDevender (Pink Palace, 2009)
  • Variation in White (Amandine Drouet, X-Project, 2008)
  • Mothra (Courtney Hammond, X=Project, 2008)
  • Teaching Assistant to Dr. David Walsh, Introduction to Modern Architecture; Art and Architecture in the British Middle Ages (2013)
  • Teaching Assistant to Dr. John Michael, Art and Media Criticism and Culture (2012)
  • Curriculum content author, The Art of Photography, North Carolina Public Schools and the North Carolina Museum of art (2012)