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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 at the University of Minnesota in 2020.

Research

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.

Projects

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

Publications

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.