Each week sisters Bianca (MA in art history) and Gianna (BFA in studio art) Martucci-Fink lead a conversation comparing juicy art history to today’s pop-culture and current events. They’ll tell you why and how visual culture continues to inform our daily lives, while keeping you up to date on the latest global art news.
Join them every Tuesday for an art-pop talk!
Gianna (BFA in Fine Art and Minor in Art History) is a visual artist with an emphasis on sculpture and printmaking. While at Oklahoma State University, she studied Gender and Women Studies and feminist theory, influencing her art historical understandings. As her research functioned to impact her artistic practices, she focuses on addressing contemporary female experiences within a consumerist culture. This thesis was encapsulated through figurative sculptural work in her BFA Capstone Show—exhibited in the spring of 2020. Working in Museum Education throughout her undergraduate career, she has led and created ongoing programs and cultural events that recognize the positive and essential impact the arts have within our communities.
As co-host of Artpop Talk, Gianna’s goal is to share her passions, interests, and experiences in the art field as both a maker and an academic.
Bianca holds both a Bachelor’s (2017) and Master’s (2019) degree in Art History from Oklahoma State University. With a background in Gender and Women’s Studies, Bianca’s graduate research focuses on the dynamic connections between traditional art history and contemporary feminist theory. Her Master’s Thesis, “A Bite Out of History: A Feminist Reevaluation of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party,” examines Judy Chicago’s monumental work of installation art through a contemporary intersectional feminist lens. Her research considers how feminist thought and art history can contextualize sometimes problematic works, while still recognizing and appreciating their social and historical value. Bianca has additionally curated several exhibitions focusing on modern and contemporary art. She is now working for an art museum in Pennsylvania and hopes to soon pursue a doctoral or additional arts degree.
As co-host of Artpop Talk, Bianca’s goal is to build conversations around a new art historical discourse—one that includes a path for everyone to learn. Navigating important topics in our contemporary world is overwhelming, but this podcast is a space to challenge academia and bridge the gap between then and now.