Carol Damian, Ph.D., is Professor of Art History at Florida International University.
A former director of the Frost Art Museum and chairperson of FIU's Department of Art and Art History, Dr. Damian is a strong fixture in Miami's arts community, and a nationally recognized art historian. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and received her M.A. in Pre-Columbian Art and her Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Miami. A specialist in Latin American and Caribbean art, she teaches classes in Pre-Columbian, Colonial, Spanish and Contemporary Latin American Art, Modern Art surveys, and Women in Art.
Dr. Damian is the author of Neorealism and Contemporary Colombian Painting (2000) and The Virgin of the Andes: Art and Ritual in Colonial Cuzco (1995), as well as the coeditor of Popular Art and Social Change in the Retablos of Nicario Jiménez Quispe (2005). She has also written articles and art catalogs about many Cuban and Cuban-American artists such as Wilfredo Lam, Cundo Bermúdez, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Agustín Fernández, Emilio Sánchez, and Humberto Calzada. Dr. Damian is the Miami correspondent for Art Nexus and Arte al Día. She lectures frequently on Latin American and Caribbean art and has curated numerous exhibitions.