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Jessi DiTillio

Jessi DiTillio is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on 20th century American Art with a focus on African American artists, contemporary art engaging the politics of race and gender, and curatorial practice. She is currently the Curatorial Fellow at the Visual Art Center. She is part of the Neon Queen Collective, an independent curatorial initiative.

Facing the Condemned: Lucky Pierre Collective Brings its ‘Final Meals’ To Texas

At the opening reception for “Final Meals,” a recent show at Testsite, Michael Thomas, one of the founding members of the Chicago-based artist collective Lucky Pierre, read the following...

Bucky Miller and The Toad

Walking up to the Austin apartment complex where artist Bucky Miller lives, the stirrings of his aesthetic are in the surroundings that have served as his home in Austin...

History as artistic medium: Rodney McMillian’s “Against a Civic Death” at The Contemporary Austin

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.”— Shirley Chisholm In its own description, the Contemporary Austin labels its new Rodney McMillian exhibition “timely.” This is apt,...

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