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Edward Sterrett

Edward Sterrett

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Fine Arts, Seaver College
CAC 206


Edward Sterrett received his MA in Art Criticism, Theory, and Curatorial Practice from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2004. He was the director of the Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Los Angeles in 2006-7, before moving on to pursue his PhD in Art History at the University of California, San Diego. His doctoral research focused on the convergence of popular image culture and aesthetic discourse in early eighteenth-century France. During his time at UCSD he also worked on a number of curatorial initiatives, including a project which was featured in the California Biennial in 2010. After completing his doctorate in 2015, he took a position at the Getty Research Institute on a project studying the history of the transatlantic art market. He is a contributing editor to the resulting publication, titled “Money in the Air”: Art Dealers and a Transatlantic Market, 1890-1930, forthcoming from Getty Publications in 2023. From 2017-19, he was the Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Scholars Program, where he designed and coordinated the yearly research themes and related programming initiatives.

His writing has been published in exhibition catalogs for Night Gallery, Kristina Kite Gallery, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, and The Edith Russ House for Media Art, as well as the Getty Research Journal and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. He teaches courses on Baroque and Rococo Art, 19th century Art, Modern Art, American Art, and Contemporary Art at Pepperdine University.


  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2015
  • MA, Art Center College of Design, 2004


  • Art in the City
  • Baroque and Rococo Art
  • American Art
  • 19th Century Art
  • Modernism
  • Contemporary Art