Jane Sharp

A professor in the Department of Art History, at Rutgers, Jane Sharp also acts as Research Curator of the Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union at the Zimmerli Art Museum, where she has curated over 15 exhibitions. Her publications on Russian avant-garde and Soviet era unofficial art include her book, Russian Modernism between East and West: Natal’ia Goncharova and the Moscow Avant-Garde, 1905-14 (Cambridge University Press, 2006), which won the 2007 Robert Motherwell Prize from the Dedalus Art Foundation. A recent book, Thinking Pictures: The Visual Field of Moscow Conceptualism, served as the catalogue for her exhibition drawn from the Dodge Collection held at the Zimmerli Art Museum (2016-17), anticipated to travel to Tallinn and Vilnius in 2021. It received honorable mention for an Alfred H. Barr award presented by the College Art Association. She is currently completing a book manuscript on abstract art and its reception in Moscow during the Thaw.