Sandrine Canac

Sandrine Canac is a PhD candidate specializing in postwar American art. Her dissertation dedicated to the early work of the Conceptual artist Robert Barry will be the first scholarly project to provide a thematic examination of the artist’s work within a renewed theoretical framework that challenges established assumptions.
Sandrine was a recipient of a 2016 Terra Summer Residency fellowship, and of the 2015/16 Graduate Fellowship & Faculty Research Program at Stony Brook (AHLSS). She recently was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art, completed a Graduate Certificate in Art and Philosophy, and received the Goldberger Felllowship for academic excellence. Prior to her work at Stony Brook, Sandrine studied at the school of Arts Plastiques et Sciences de l’Art of the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, where she earned a B.A in Cultural Analysis and Theory and a M.A. in Aesthetics and Art Sciences. Along with her expertise in late modern American Art, Sandrine has a strong interest and significant experience working with international contemporary artists and has facilitated a number of interdisciplinary projects in New York, Paris, and London.