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Christopher P. Heuer

  • Professor of Art History

PhD, Berkeley, 2003

521 Morey
(585) 276-6052

Office Hours: By appointment, via Zoom

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  •  Introduction to Visual Culture
  •  The Early Modern Atlantic
  •  Arctic Aesthetics
  •  Nature and Failure
  •  The Altarpiece
  •  Replication and Movement
  •  Inundation and Catastrophe
  •  Leonardo’s Worlds

Selected Publications


  • Andrea Büttner: Liber Vagatorum, Der Bettler Orden (Köln: Walther König, 2020)
  • Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic, the End of the Image (Zone Books/Princeton University Press, 2019)
  • Ecologies, Agents, Terrains (Clark Studies in the Visual Arts 15) (with Rebecca Zorach) (New Haven: Yale University Press 2018)
  • Vision and Communism (with R. Bird, et. al) (New York: New Press, 2011)
  • The City Rehearsed: Object, Architecture, and Print in the Worlds of Hans Vredeman de Vries (New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2009, paperback, December 2013)

Select Recent Articles and Chapters

  • "Pulverized Regions of Time" Oxford Art Journal 44:3 (2021)
  • "Pregnant with Its Contrary: Francis Klingender’s Future Visions" Resolution 2 (2021)
  • "The Envious Destroyer of All Things" 21: Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte und visuellen Kultur 1 (2020)
  • “Truth of Earth: Fossils, Force, and Leonardo” in Francesca Borgo, ed. Leonardo e Gli Altri (Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2019), 303-317.
  • “Fear of Begging” in: Andrea Büttner: Poverty Pieces (Vienna: König, 2018), 281-292.
  • "Kinesis and Death in Lautensack" in Ashley West, ed. The Primacy of the Image in Northern European Art 1400-1700: Essays in Honor of Larry Silver (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 412-420.
  • “The Task of Art” Art in America (April 2017), 82-89.
  • “Arctic Matters in Early America” in: Jennifer Roberts, ed. Scale (Chicago University Press/ Terra Foundation, 2016), 230-264.
  • "Ornamental Defacement" in Alina Payne, ed. Ornament as Portable Culture: Between Globalism and Localism (Princeton University Press, 2016), 155-165; 375-377. 
  • "Under the Impression: Hercules Segers" Artforum 55 (September 2016), 185-6.
  • “Diaprojektion als Lehr- und Analysemethode” in: Matteo Burioni, Burcu Dogramaci, Ulrich Pfisterer (eds.): Kunstgeschichten 1915. 100 Jahre Heinrich Wölfflin: Kunstgeschichtliche Grundbegriffe. (Passau: Klinger 2015), 229-231.
  • "Niemand vor Bruegel" in Birgit Münch, ed. Bauern, Bäder und Bordelle: Die Genese der Genremalerei bis 1550 [Trierer Beiträge zu den historischen Kulturwissenschaften 8] (Wiesbaden, 2014), 81-95.
  • “Hundreds of Eyes’” Journal of Art Historiography 10 (Dec 2013), Online at: 
  • “Entropic Segers” Art History (Summer 2012), 934-957. 


  • Harvard University, Villa I Tatti, Berenson Fellowship, 2019
  • Universidade de São Paulo, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Senior Fellowship, 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania, Department of Art History, Visiting Scholar, 2018
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Fellowship, Fall 2017
  • Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Samuel. H. Kress Senior Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • Princeton University, Class of 1931 Bicentennial Preceptorship, 2011-2014
  • Graham Foundation Project Grant (with Our Literal Speed), 2013
  • Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (with Our Literal Speed), 2011
  • Gerda Henkel-Stiftung Fellow, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2009