Kelli Wood, alum

Kelli Wood laid the foundation for a successful career in research at the “Translating the Past” workshop at Palazzo Rucellai coordinated by Prof. Stefano U. Baldassarri. The workshop focused on Codicology, Palaeography, and Philology. Wood has maintained a close relationship with the Institute and from 2012-2013 was sponsored by ISI and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz as a J. William Fulbright Fellow. She was also recently awarded the two-year Samuel H. Kress fellowship by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Throughout the first year of her fellowship, she applied her knowledge of Codicology, Philology,  and Palaeography in her work at archives in Florence and Rome. Currently, Wood is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, “The Art of Play: Games in Early Modern Italy”, redefines the concept of art by embracing game-play as a crucial element and adds new methodology for considering the playful and competitive elements in paintings, prints, and sculptures. In September of this year, Wood plans to continue her fellowship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.