About Me

Ashley Lindeman (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Johnson County Community College, where she teaches Introduction to Humanities, Classical Mythology, and Art History courses such as 20th Century Art History and Survey II: Renaissance-Modern Art History. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Art History at Florida State University. She received her M.A. in Modern Art from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016, and her B.F.A. in Art History and Visual Communications from the University of Kansas in 2012.

Ashley wrote her dissertation on Italian muralism during the ventennio, or twenty years of fascism. It explores the materiality of the twentieth-century Italian mural and its deep connection to state patronage. Chapters focus on works by Mario Sironi, Gino Severini, Benedetta Cappa Marinetti, and Enrico Prampolini. Other research interests include transatlantic muralism (Italian, United States WPA, Mexican, French, and Soviet Russian); Second-Wave Italian Futurism; Institutional Art History; and Italian Fascist Culture.

In addition to her research, Ashley is a writer for KC Studio Magazine, where writes articles about art exhibitions in the Kansas City Metro area. Ashley has also trained in museums and galleries in curation and collections management. She has worked at PLUG Gallery, the UMKC Gallery of Art, the Legler Barn Museum, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

At Florida State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Johnson County Community College, Ashley has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Western Art History, Art of the Twentieth Century, Twentieth-Century Muralism, and study abroad courses in Florence, Italy.

Ashley has presented her work at several major conferences and Symposia including Modernist Studies Association (MSA); College Art Association (CAA); the Midwest Art History Society (MAHS); The American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS); the Southeast College Art Conference (SECAC); the Florida State University Art History Graduate Symposium; and the Kress Foundation Department of Art History Graduate Symposium at the University of Kansas.

Service is another important aspect of Ashley’s experience in Academia. At Johnson County Community College, she served as a committee member for the Community Partnerships Strategic Planning Taskforce. In the community, she volunteers for the annual SeeSprayMo Mural Festival (September 22-26, 2o21). She also currently serves as a “ProfessioNole” mentor for undergraduates in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University. Previously, she has served as a committee member for the Expressions Art Exhibition at The Whole Person: People with Disabilities Leading Independent Lives in Kansas City; the University Teaching and Advising Awards at Florida State University; and as a Visitor Services Ambassador and Special Events Volunteer at the Spencer Museum of Art and the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas.