Kerry Dean Carso is associate professor of art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she teaches courses on American art and architecture. Her research focuses on interconnections between the arts and literature in the nineteenth-century United States. She has published several articles on Gothic Revival architecture and Romantic painting in peer-reviewed journals including Mosaic, Winterthur Portfolio, Symbiosis, and The Hudson River Valley Review. Her essay on architecture in Hudson River School paintings appeared in the exhibition catalogue for The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: Nineteenth-Century Landscape Paintings from the New-York Historical Society (2009) at the Dorsky Museum of Art on the SUNY New Paltz campus. Professor Carso also published an essay “Man and Nature in the Hudson Valley” in the exhibition catalogue Russel Wright: The Nature of Design (Dorsky, 2012). Her essay “Gothic Castles in the Landscape: Sir Walter Scott and the Hudson River School” appears in the latest issue of Gothic Studies (Nov. 2012).
Professor Carso received a Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Boston University and an A.B. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University. She taught previously at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.