Welcome to the website of Kayleigh C. Perkov, PhD
I (she/her) am a design historian who studies the intersection of craft and technology. I received my PhD from the Department of Visual Studies at the University of California, Irvine; my dissertation “Giving Form to Feedback: Craft and Technology circa 1968-1974” examined the impact of information age concepts and technology upon craft practice, while arguing that the projects that emerged serve as important precursors to the world of personal technology we know today.
I am a 2022-2023 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art and the U.S. exhibition reviews editor for The Journal of Modern Craft.
My research appears in the peer-reviewed journals The Journal of Design History and The Journal of Modern Craft. I have contributed essays to exhibition catalogues from the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the Museum of Art and Design (New York), and the Museum Frieder Burda (Baden-Baden, Germany), among others. I have also written for the magazines Art in America and Art Jewelry Forum.
My past research has been generously supported by a predoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Center for Craft, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society.
Contact me at kayleighperkovATgmail.com.
© Kayleigh Perkov, 2021. All images belong to myself or have been taken from Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License