Jeff Katzin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. From Cleveland, Ohio, he specializes in modern and contemporary art of the United States. He received a double BA in art history and government from Wesleyan University, where he wrote his senior honors essay on Barnett Newman’s Stations of the Cross series. He then earned an MA in art history from the University of Texas at Austin, where his master’s thesis covered Adolph Gottlieb’s career in painting. He has also obtained a certificate in Art Museum Studies from Smith College and completed internships at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. He is particularly interested in abstract art and its capacities to convey political, philosophical, and personal meaning. Jeff’s research also ranges into photography, film, video, and video games. He is currently conducting research towards his dissertation on the history and potential of abstract photography. Jeff curated Sources of the Self at AUTOMAT in 2017, co-curated Double Vision at FJORD in 2018 with Olivia Dudnik, and will co-curate the Incubation Series' fall 2018 show at High Tide with Emily Leifer.