profile-picKevin Hatch

Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: Fine Arts 319
Phone: (607) 777-2701
Specialization: Postwar and contemporary art; American art and visual culture; new media practices; media theory.

Professor Hatch's teaching and research traverses the twentieth century, with particular attention paid to the intersections of art, cinema, and new media in the postwar period. His book Looking for Bruce Conner investigates Conner's enormously influential but insufficiently understood work while exploring his position on the geographical, cultural, and critical margins. Hatch's current book project, tentatively titled Rapture/Rupture: Art, Criticism, and the New-Media Sublime, investigates new media practices originating in the 1990s that trouble the outwardly stable categories of cinema and visual art. His research has been supported by a number of sources including the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies.


Looking for Bruce Conner (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012).

“Bruce Conner’s lady brain,” Cantor Arts Center Journal 7 (2009/2010): 101-105.

“‘It Has to Do with the Theater’: Bruce Conner’s Ratbastards,” October 127 (Winter 2009): 109-132.

“Roy Lichtenstein: Wit, Invention, and the Afterlife of Pop,” in Pop Art: Contemporary Perspectives (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).

“‘Something Else’: Ed Ruscha’s Photographic Books,” October 111 (Winter 2005): 107-126.

The Sculpture of Princeton University (Princeton: Princeton University Art Museum, 2004), selected entries

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Lecture Courses

Introduction to Art (100 level)

Postwar to Postmodern, 1945-1989 (200 level)

Contemporary Art, 1989-Present (300 level)

Graduate and Undergraduate Seminars

Collage, Assemblage, Bricolage

Art and Sociability, 1990 to the Present

Pop Art: New Perspectives

Artists' Cinema

Last Updated: 1/6/15