Office: Fine Arts 319
Phone: (607) 777-2701
Specialization: Postwar and contemporary art; American art and visual culture; new media practices; media theory.
Kevin Hatch received his MA from the University of Delaware in 2001 and his PhD from Princeton University in 2008, both in art history. He returned to Binghamton University in 2011, after previously serving as visiting assistant professor for the 2008-2009 academic year. Professor Hatch’s teaching and research traverses the twentieth century, with particular attention paid to the intersections of art, cinema, and new media in the postwar period. His book Looking for Bruce Conner investigates Conner’s enormously influential but insufficiently understood work while exploring his position on the geographical, cultural, and critical margins. Hatch’s current book project, tentatively titled Rapture/Rupture: Art, Criticism, and the New-Media Sublime, investigates new media practices originating in the 1990s that trouble the outwardly stable categories of cinema and visual art. His research has been supported by a number of sources including the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies.
Looking for Bruce Conner (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012).
“Bruce Conner’s lady brain,” Cantor Arts Center Journal 7 (2009/2010): 101-105.
“‘It Has to Do with the Theater’: Bruce Conner’s Ratbastards,” October 127 (Winter 2009): 109-132.
“Roy Lichtenstein: Wit, Invention, and the Afterlife of Pop,” in Pop Art: Contemporary Perspectives (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).
“‘Something Else’: Ed Ruscha’s Photographic Books,” October 111 (Winter 2005): 107-126.
The Sculpture of Princeton University (Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum, 2004), selected entries
Undergraduate Lecture Courses
Introduction to Art (100 level)
Art since 1945 (200 level)
Contemporary Art since 1989: Sites of Intensity (300 level)
American Art Worlds: New York/Los Angeles/San Francisco (300 level)
Graduate and Undergraduate Seminars
Media and Modernity
Art and Sociability, 1990 to the Present
Pop Art: New Perspectives
Last Updated: 7/18/13