Kristen Galvin teaches courses in visual culture, digital art and culture, media art, and modern and contemporary art at the Savannah College of Art and Design. With a concentration in post-1960s visual culture in the United States, her teaching and research areas examine the productive intersections between film and media, gender and sexuality, performance, popular music, nightlife, fashion, and urban studies. She recently completed her dissertation, “The Art of Parties: Downtown New York Cultural Scenes, 1978–1983," in the Visual Studies Program at the University of California, Irvine. Now in the process of developing her dissertation into a book, her project examines the vibrant creative economy that shaped and energized this prolific time and place. In addition to her resesarch, she has exhibited her video, print, and performance art works internationally in film festivals and galleries.
(Image above is from Pornoscope, Galvin, 2008, single-channel color video projection with sound, 7 min.)