Kristi Jamrisko studied seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art with Dr. Arthur Wheelock. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, she graduated from The College of William and Mary (B.A. 2002, Government and French), taught English at two junior high schools in rural Japan, and worked as a science and nuclear policy analyst at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. Kristi incorporated her interests in international relations, science, and material culture into her M.A. thesis, Empiricism and Exchange: Dutch-Japanese Relations Through Material Culture, 1600-1750 (2015). Her other research interests include wunderkammern (cabinets of curiosities); Dutch, Flemish, and American children’s portraits; botanical illustration and floral still life; and materiality studies.
Kristi served as a TA for three survey courses (Art and Society of Africa, Art and Society of Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean, and Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present) and as a digital art history Graduate Assistant for five semesters. Her digital projects include an “Art of Pigments” Prezi, an interactive tool for exploring thirty-nine art historical pigments; Google Earth maps of the first Dutch voyage to Japan the circulation of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish still life painters throughout and beyond Europe; an Omeka + Neatline website that explores the phenomenon of the Golden Ratio using ten art historical case studies; and a digital visualization of connections between the works of Johannes Vermeer and other seventeenth-century Dutch genre painters.