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Meredith Hoy

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Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Biography

Meredith Hoy is Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010 in the department of Rhetoric. Her current book project, entitled From Point to Pixel: A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics, traces links between contemporary digital art and modern painting, arguing for a digital method of facture that pre-existed the invention of contemporary computing devices. Incorporating a range of sources extending back to the late nineteenth century, the book advocates for an understanding of the digital as an aesthetic as well as a technological category. A second research project, provisionally entitled Walking the Line: Ambulatory Practices in New Media and Art History, will evaluate artistic appropriations, radicalizations, and critiques of geo-annotative and cartographic technologies, and will investigate the way in which walking and movement stage interventions into object-driven art practice. Her newest book project will examine the relationship between art, technology, and ecology in the process of changing social awareness of environmental conditions. Drawing on an interdisciplinary study of theories of visuality, space and spatial practice, cybernetics and systems theory, phenomenology, and post-structuralism and semiotics, her research focuses on the impact of technology on art and visual culture. Hoy has written on modern and contemporary art and architecture, generative art, information visualization, and the phenomenology of networked space. In 2010, her article “An Aura of Excess: Zaha Hadid and the Genetics of Contemporary Architecture” was published in Ars Aeterna. This article proposes that Hadid’s architectural design for the 2008 Venice Biennale, while seeming to be resolutely contemporary in form, in fact exhibits genetic structural connections to Renaissance and Baroque geometries. In 2005, an essay discussing the phenomenological experience of access and obstruction on the wi-fi networks of Paris, France was published in the journal Leonardo. In addition, her work has appeared in the conference proceedings of the 2009 and 2011 ISEA festival and symposiums and in catalog essays for the recent Scan2Go, AR to View, and Art2Make catalogs published for the 2010, 11, and 12 College Art Association annual meetings by the v1b3 curatorial collective and the College Art Association. In 2011, Hoy co- curated an exhibition at U ass Boston’s Harbor Art Gallery entitled Mediating Place. This exhibition gathered a series of artworks from across the United States that interrogated the notions of space and place using a variety of approaches and media. Her essays have also been published in edia-N, the Journal for the New edia Caucus of the College Art Association, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Leonardo. Hoy’s concomitant interest in art history, visual culture and media studies is reflected in her teaching, where she offers courses on contemporary art, art criticism, the history and theory of new media, and space and spatial practice.

Research Interests
  • Digital Art
  • Cybernetics and systems theory
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 586Theories of Contemporary Art
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 592Research
ARS 598Special Topics
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 439Art of the 20th Century II
ARA 489Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 539Art of the 20th Cent. II
ARA 589Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 586Theories of Contemporary Art
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
EPD 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 489Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 489Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARA 589Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 489Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARA 589Writing Art & Design Criticism
ARS 591Seminar