Marta Faust

Marta Faust
Graduate Student

Office Hours

Fall 2018: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Office Location

Arts 1254


Areas of Concentration: Visual art in early modern Northern Europe, historical techniques of print, the study of collecting, and the historiography of art history.
Faculty Advisor: Mark A. Meadow
Committee Members: Ann Jensen Adams, Jeanette Favrot Peterson
Dissertation: "'Was sichst Du?': The Instrumentation of Sight in Early-Modern German Art"
M.A. Thesis: "Aspects of Copying: An Historiographic Investigation of the Engravings of Israhel van Meckenem," (Hunter College of the City University of New York, completed 2008)


My research examines visual art and culture of early modern Northern Europe, especially Germany. Emphases: historical techniques of print and print culture, collecting works on paper, and the historiography of art history. My dissertation explores intersections between artistic innovations of the early sixteenth-century, established ways of looking at images, and concepts of memory and vision that enabled different subject positions. I recently published an essay in the Journal of the Historians of Netherlandish Art (Summer 2018).

Research support includes a Graduate Humanities Research Assistantship and an Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation European Studies Fellowship. At UCSB, I have been a Summer Teaching Associate, Teaching Assistant, and Graduate Research Assistant. In 2012, I participated in the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Institute in Technical Art History. In Fall 2016, was a Visiting Lecturer for the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture at UCSC. Since 2013, I have taught introductory aerial arts courses for UCSB Adventure Programs. Before coming to UCSB, I completed curatorial internships at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Morgan, and an editorial internship at Art + Auction magazine.