Systems thinker

Photo: Max Whittaker. Pictured in the conservation lab at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center.

Colleen Stockmann is a scholar, curator, and artist currently serving as Assistant Professor of Art History at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Stockmann completed a PhD in Art History at the University of Minnesota in 2020 and an MA in 2017.

Research & Experience

My research explores art processes and natural history in the Atlantic world with an emphasis on North America.

Eighteenth-century map of South Carolina by Henry Mouzon picturing the indigo plant and plantation diagram.


Experiments in cultivating dye plants in zone 4. Developing a collection stewardship plan for a campus archive. Miscellany.

Image documents the remnants of a recent indigo dye workshop.

Image of Colleen's hand which is dyes blue from the indigo dye process, against a white background


Notes on writing.

Image of a jacket by Bode made from a vintage quilt, read more in the article I wrote for American Craft Inquiry.