Curator, University Art Gallery
Area of Specialization
Isabelle Chartier majored in Classical Studies and Art History at the University of Montreal, where she also earned her Master’s Degree in 2008. Her thesis focused on the visual traditions of Ovid’s Metamorphoses in 18th-century French and Italian illustrated editions, in relation to Ovid’s text and its translations.
At the University of Montreal, Isabelle Chartier was assistant curator at the Centre d’exposition, the University’s art gallery, where she managed a collection of Quebec modern and contemporary art. Before moving to Pittsburgh, she worked in the Education Department of the Musée de Lachine in Montreal, creating public tours of the museum and site and teaching the Introduction to archaeology course.
Isabelle Chartier joined the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery in 2010 where she led the Callot Project, inventorying and studying the Jacques Callot print collection. With the Department of History of Art and Architecture, she assists in the Museum Studies Seminars and supervises undergraduate interns for various projects related to the care of the permanent collection and the maintenance of the storage rooms in the gallery.
Her latest project consists in the implementation of Portal, a cross-departmental collaboration and multi-media installation by Aaron Henderson (department of Studio Arts), Michael Morrill (department of Studio Arts) and Mathew Rosenblum (department of Music), on view in the Rotunda of the University Art Gallery.
“Printmaking: A Survey” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Pittsburgh, May-June 2014
“Un lorrain en Pennsylvanie: la collection Jacques Callot à l’Université de Pittsburgh” 7e Colloque international sur la musique en Lorraine: Musique de la Renaissance, Renaissance de la musique, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, Sep. 21, 2013. Paper published in the conference proceedings: Yves Ferraton (dir.), Musique de la Renaissance, Renaissance de la musique, Collection Le Parnasse français, Nancy, 2013, p.119‐138.
“Conservation of the University Art Gallery Collection”; co-presented with Rikke Foulke, painting conservator. Department of History of Art and Architecture Colloquium series, University of Pittsburgh, Sep. 11, 2013
“The Conservation Assessment Program at the UAG”; co‐presented with Wendy Bennett, paper conservator. Department of History of Art and Architecture Colloquium series, University of Pittsburgh, Sep. 4, 2013
“The Prints of Jacques Callot: Creativity, Originality, Inspiration”, Frick Art and Historical Center, Pittsburgh, June 2012
“Between Text and Image: Ovid’s Metamorphoses seen by Dubois-Fontanelle (1767)”, Interdisciplinary Young Researchers’ Conference on 17th and 18th Century Studies, Université de Montréal, March 2007
Selected Exhibition Projects
Portal; multi-media installation by Aaron Henderson, Michael Morrill, and Mathew Rosenblum, University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Fall 2015)
Exhibition^3: Documenta5, Harald Szeemann, The Artists; co-curated with Terry Smith, University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Feb 24-Mar 20, 2015)
Configuring Disciplines; curated by Drew Armstrong, University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Sep 5-Oct 5, 2014)
Photo-Realism: Prints from the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery, Lawrence Gallery, Point Park University (June 6-August 2014)
Chinese Video Art and Documentary from Gao Minglu's Archive; curated by Gao Minglu, University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Feb 18-Mar 21, 2014)
Martin Creed: more and less; curated by the Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar (with Nicholas Chambers), University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Nov 5-29, 2013)
ReDiscover: The Collection Revealed, University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Sep 5-Oct 18, 2013)
Capturing the Street: Garry Winogrand and Ned Bosnick, University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Feb 20-Mar 22, 2013)
Faces to Names: 225 Years of Pitt Chancellors’ Portraits (1787-2012), University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Sep 10-Oct 14, 2012)
40th Anniversary: Curators' Choice. Works by Serge Clément; with local guest curators. Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh (Sep 8-Oct 30, 2012)
Printing Copies, Copying Prints; Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, (July 10, 2011 - Jan 6, 2012)
The Imprint of War: Responses in Print; curated by the Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar (with Janet McCall), University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery (Oct 31-Dec 5, 2011)
Collection d’automne. Acquisitions récentes de la Collection d’œuvres d’art de l’Université de Montréal, Centre d’exposition, University of Montreal (Sep 11 - Nov 2, 2008)
Crossing Knowledge: Books in the xviith and xviiith Centuries; Special Collections and Rare Book Division, University of Montreal, Canada (Mar 30 - Sep 2007)
Hiver noir de René Derouin. Construction, déconstruction, Centre d’exposition, University of Montreal (Sep 6- Oct 21, 2007)
M.A. Art History, Université de Montréal (2008)