South Dakota State University
Leda Cempellin (PhD Università di Parma, Italy, 2004) is currently Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Design and Coordinator of Museum Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at South Dakota State University (Professor effective fall 2017). She authored a book on American Photorealism (2004) and monographs on Don Eddy (2000) and Leigh Behnke (2005). Since 2013, she is US Correspondent for the Italian art magazine Juliet, where she has been interviewing renowned personalities in the art world. Her extensive publication record addresses issues of Modern and Contemporary Art History and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, often with interdisciplinary approach. In 2013 she has interviewed Spoerri in person at his Giardino in Seggiano: a portion of the interview has been published in the GiardinoHeft, in occasion of the exhibition Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri at Forum Kunst Rottweil and Seggiano (Sept. 7 –Oct. 27, 2013). Cempellin has presented aspects of this artist’s oeuvre in several conferences, including the European Studies Conference (2012, 2013, 2014), the Southeastern College Art Conference (2014 and 2015), and the annual conference of the College Art Association (2017).