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.

Kevin Hatch received his MA from the University of Delaware and PhD from Princeton University, both in the History of Art. He joined the faculty at Binghamton in 2011. His 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 influential but insufficiently understood work while exploring the artist’s position on the geographical, cultural, and critical margins. Hatch is currently working on two projects. The first investigates new media practices since the 1990s, in particular those that trouble the outwardly stable categories of cinema and visual art; the second examines the chiasmic relationship between Mexican artistic culture and American artists’ interactions with that culture in the postwar period.

Selected Publications

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.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

American Intersections, 1760-1945
Postwar to Postmodern, 1945-1989
Contemporary Art, 1989-Present
Theories and Methods

Graduate Seminars

Collage, Assemblage, Bricolage
Art and Sociability, 1990 to the Present
Pop Art: New Perspectives
Artists' Cinema


Last Updated: 6/10/15