Jenny Sakai


Jenny Sakai completed her dissertation, entitled Undoing Architecture: Temporalities of Painted Space in Early Modern Amsterdam, and was hooded at the spring 2014 commencement and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Kenyon College. She received her BA from U.C. Berkeley and an MA from Columbia (Art History and Archaeology), and is the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship and the two-year Kress Institutional Fellowship in European Art. Jenny’s field of study is early modern Northern art, and her advisors are Elizabeth Honig, Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, and Todd Olson. Her research interests include early modern urbanism, decay, iconoclasm, reception and the uses of art, the status of representation, materiality, and the relationship between power and painting.