Gregory Tentler

Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art History


109 Decio
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.8072



Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, History of Art, 2010

M.A., University of Pennsylvania, History of Art, History of Art, 2005

B.A., Art History University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999

B.F.A. in Printmaking, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999


Gregory Tentler is a historian of modern and contemporary art history. His research focuses on the postwar continental vanguard, conceptualism and their legacies in the present. His current book project examines the divergent trends and strategies in Conceptual Art in Southern Europe and the United States centered on a series of case studies of artists such as Piero Manzoni, Grup de Treball, and David Hammons. He has received grants from University of Pennsylvania and the American Academy in Rome in support of work. His essays have appeared in edited volumes and publications such as Gender and Sexuality and California Italian Studies.

Courses include: Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Revolution to Realism, Asian Art, American Art, History of Photography, Activist Art, Survey II: 1400-Present, and Methods of the History of Art. Specialized seminars have covered topics such as: Surrealism, Feminist Art, Conceptual Art, Contemporary Theory and Practice, Digital and Filmic Media, Race and Gender in Contemporary Art, Postcolonialism, and Global Art.

Before joining the AAHD department at Notre Dame, he taught at a variety of institutions including Alfred University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Pennsylvania.