Grace Kuipers studies 20th century art. Her dissertation, entitled Mineral Modernism: Lithic, Lustrous, and Primordial Forces in U.S.-Mexican Artistic Exchanges 1917-1945 focuses on the cultural meaning of extraction and minerals in the work of Jean Charlot, William Spratling, and Diego Rivera. She has worked on diverse projects surrounding institutional histories of modernism, the labor of nude modeling, and the lives of commissioned portraiture, with geographical focuses that span Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Prior to her arrival at Berkeley, Grace interned in Washington, D.C. at the National Gallery of Art’s Department of Photographs before spending 2015-2016 in Berlin, Germany on a fellowship supported by the Fulbright commission. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2014.