Art Historian + Curator + Photographer

Maria V. Garth is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Rutgers University. She studies modern and contemporary art with a specialization in Russian and Soviet art and visual culture and the history and theory of photography. As a Dodge Avenir Fellow at the Zimmerli Art Museum, she works in the Department of Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art as a curatorial assistant helping organize exhibitions of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Maria earned an M.A. in Art History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2018. She has a B.F.A. in Visual Art with a photography emphasis from Boise State University.


Garth, Maria. “Painting, Photography, and Radical Depictions of Gender: Franz Gertsch and Lissa Rivera.” SEQUITUR Journal Vol. 6, Issue 1 (Fall 2019).

Garth, Maria. “Memory and History in the Archive: Photographs of Political Dissidents in Forced Labor Camps in Late Nineteenth-Century Siberia.” Master’s thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018.


Communism Through the Lens: Everyday Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection
April 29-October 17, 2021
Zimmerli Art Museum

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