Refracting Art History: Tom Lloyd and Archival Disappearance
Krista Thompson is the Weinberg College Board of Visitors Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University. She researches the modern and contemporary art and visual culture of the African diaspora, with an emphasis on archives, photography, and narratives of art history. Recent books include En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean (2015; coeditor) and Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice (2015), recipient of the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association.
Thompson is working on a manuscript about electronic light and its archival recovery in African American art. She has received grants and fellowships from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the J. Paul Getty Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies, and she was awarded the David C. Driskell Prize from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in 2009.