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Kate Bonansinga, M.A.

Director, School of Art; Professor


  • MA: University of Illinois
  • MBA: New Mexico State University
  • BA: University of Michigan

Contact Information

  • University of Cincinnati
  • PO Box 210016
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
  • Office 513-556-5132
  • Fax 513-556-2887
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kate Bonansinga 2017. Logical Curating: Unraveled as Case Study Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, Special Issue: Curating as a Condition of Art Education, 6 1, 13

Invited Presentations

College Art Association Annual Conference session entitled Changing Crafts: Practice and Exhibitions in the 1990s (02-1998) "The Gallery Role in Contemporary Craft Discourse" , Toronto, Canada

College Art Association annual conference (02-2013) "Platform: The University Art Museum as Propagator and Disseminator of Cross-Disciplinary Research” in “Seeing/Knowing: Image Theory and Learning Strategies between Museums and University Curricula" ,

College Art Association annual conference (02-2014) “Co-operative Education in the Arts?” , Chicago, IL

College Art Association annual conference (02-2015) “Art from Research" , New York, NY

University of Oregon Museum of Art (03-1999) "Masami Teraoka" ,

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2007 annual conference (03-2007) "Accumulation: Multiplication as Process and Subject in Contemporary Ceramic Art" , Louisville, KY

The International SUN Conference on Teaching and Learning (03-2012) "The Art Museum as a Laboratory for Learning" The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Midwest Art History Society annual conference (03-2013) "Art at the Edge of the U.S. and Mexico" The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

S.O.F.A. New York 1999 in conjunction with Public Programs at Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts (05-1999) "Baroque is Back" , New York, NY

The Annual Perry Endowment Juror Lecture, Whitman College (05-1999) "Autobiography as Subject in Art Making" , Walla Walla, WA

Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference (05-2006) "The Big Picture and the Small Object" , Chicago, IL

MuseumNext annual conference Ignite Session (05-2013) "New Media Art as Catalyst for Museum Audience Development" , Amsterdam, The Netherlands

S.O.F.A. N.Y.C. 2000 in conjunction with Public Programs at Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts (06-2000) "Classical Meets Contemporary" ,

Smithsonian Latino Center (07-2009) "Curatorial Dilemmas,” with Rita Gonzalez (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Rocio Aranda-Alvarado (El Museo del Barrio, New York City) , Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian American Art Museum (09-2009) "Staged Stories: 2009 Renwick Craft Invitational" , Washington, D.C.

National Council of Art Administrators annual conference, Virginia Commonwealth University (09-2013) "Co-operative Education in the Arts?” , Richmond, VA

(10-1998) "Japanese Historical Ceramics and their Influence,” guest lecture Lewis and Clark College,

Grass to Gold: An International Jewelry Convention, sponsered by Crafts Council of India (10-2004) "Hanging in Balance: Forty-two Contemporary Necklaces" , Chennai, India

Cranbrook Academy of Art (10-2009) "Making it Relevant: The University Art Museum in the 21st Century" , Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook Academy of Art (10-2013) "Art about Place: Contemporary Curatorial Practice in Two Regional Cities," 2013 [FALL] Edition Lecture Series , Bloomfield Hills, MI

Signage Foundation and University of Cincinnati (10-2013) "Sculpture as Sign,” 2013 National Signage Research and Education Conference , Cincinnati, OH

Looking at Arts, History and Place in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands conference (12-2011) "Crafting a Curatorial Focus: The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts as a Laboratory for Art at the Border" The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Art Institute of Chicago’s twenty-fifth annual graduate seminar (1990) "Daoist References in Gong Xian’s Later Paintings" ,

The Historic Preservation League of Oregon’s Spring 1995 Lecture Series (1995) "Julia Hoffman and the Arts and Crafts Society of Portland" ,

(2016) SIMPARCH and Atherton/Keener Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

(2016) Art, Place, Material: A Curatorial Perspective Smolny College and Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Kate Bonansinga and Danilo Palazzo (2017) Public Art and Place Making: An Ongoing Collaboration Between Fine Art and Urban Planning at University of Cincinnati A2RU Annual Conference at Northeastern University, Boston, MA

(2018) Art, Place, Material Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA