Alex Bigman - Aesthetics
Alex will be starting a PhD program in History of Art and Archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU in Fall 2014, and looks forward to bringing his ISF training to bear upon his research within this exciting discipline. Alexs thesis was an analysis of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, using cognitive linguistic theories of Mental Spaces and Conceptual Blending to explore how the modernist play’s unusual structure helps to reveal the workings of its characters’ minds. Since graduating, he has continued to develop his interest in art history through work as a freelance arts journalist and critic, writing for Bay Area publications like ZYZZYVA, the East Bay Express and Art Practical. He now lives in New York City and serves as the East Coast regional editor for the online art review Daily Serving.