Stephen Urchick

Stephen Urchick specializes in the painting and print culture of Russia’s nineteenth century with a focus on the Partnership for Traveling Art Exhibitions, or Peredvizhniki. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 2016, where he interned at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Gene Siskel Film Center, led inquiry-based tours for the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, and wrote extensively through the alternative weekly news magazine “South Side Weekly.”

In New Haven, Stephen has since developed and taught a teen arts journalism intensive with the city’s 501(c)3 arts service organization, coordinated creative placemaking initiatives under Yale’s Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, and has worked to accession over 1,100 Soviet posters to the collection at Yale University Art Gallery. He has also led half a dozen undergraduate discussion sections on Russian and Soviet art, feminist and contemporary art, the art and architecture of Istanbul, global sacred space, and media theory.