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

Colleen Stockmann is a scholar, curator, and artist currently pursuing her PhD in art history at the University of Minnesota.


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.


I co-run a research workshop on global histories of color, the cultivation and circulation of pigments and dyes in the Atlantic world.

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 my writing and my work as a publication director.

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