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Johanna Gosse

Johanna Gosse

Assistant Professor


AAN 306



Mailing Address

Art and Design program
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, ID 83844-2471

Johanna Gosse's research sits at the intersection of modern and contemporary art history and film and media studies. Before arriving at the University of Idaho, she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University and a Visiting Assistant Professor and Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Gosse is currently working on two book projects: the first, Imitation of Life: Ray Johnson and Network Aesthetics, was awarded an Arts Writers Grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation in 2016. The second, tentatively entitled American Sky: Surveillance and Democracy in Postwar Media Art, analyzes the surveillant optic in works of postwar experimental film, video, and new media art.

Ph.D., History of Art, Bryn Mawr College, 2014.

  • Modern & Contemporary Art
  • Visual Culture
  • Experimental Film and Video
  • New Media
  • Surveillance

  • Gosse, J., “Broken English: Allegories of Media Ruin in the Digital Age,” in Artists’ Moving Image in Britain after 1989, ed. Erika Balsom et. al. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019). Forthcoming.
  • Gosse, J., “Ways of Seeing After the Internet,” Millenium Film Journal 67 (Spring 2018), 62-73.
  • Gosse, J., “Cut to Cute: Fact, Form, and Feeling in Digital Animation,” Conversation with filmmaker and artist Peggy Ahwesh, in Experimental and Expanded Animation, ed. Nicholas Hamlyn and Vicky Smith (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018).
  • Gosse, J., “Paradise Lost.” Review of Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Journal of Art & the Public Sphere, Vol. 5, No. 2 (December 2016), 198-205.
  • Gosse, J., “Subterranean Homegrown Blues.” Review of Thomas Crow, The Long March of Pop: Art, Music and Design, 1930-1995 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014).” Art Journal Vol. 75, No. 3 (Fall 2016), 70-73.
  • Gosse, J., “EASTER MORNING: Bruce Conner’s Second Coming,” in BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE, ed. Rudolf Frieling and Gary Garrels, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Museum of Modern Art (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016), 359-361.
  • Gosse, J., “Pop, Collaboration, Utopia: Bruce Conner’s BREAKAWAY in 1960s Los Angeles,” Camera Obscura 89, Vol. 30, No. 2 (September 2015), 1-27.
  • Gosse, J., “Delirious Architectures: On Jeremy Blake, Liquid Crystal Palace, and Digital Materialism. An Interview with Michael Connor by Johanna Gosse,” in Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art, ed. Gabrielle Jennings (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2015), 116-128.

Art & Design

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, ID

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428