Assistant Professor of Art History
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MA, PhD New York University
Research Areas: art and architecture in the Islamic world
Denise-Marie Teece is an art historian specializing in the art and architecture of the Islamic world. In addition to teaching undergraduate coursework on the art of the Islamic world at New York University in New York, and at Wagner College on Staten Island, she has lectured widely on the topic of Islamic art, with a special focus on carpets and textiles, and manuscripts.
Her research interests include the study of art produced during the Qara Quyunlu, Aq Quyunlu and early Safavid periods, with a special focus on families of artists active in western Persia. Her investigations also explore the role of religious institutions as the patrons of and loci for manuscript production, and the visual/textual content of anthological manuscripts.
Prior to joining NYU in Abu Dhabi, she worked for seven years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in the Department of Islamic Art, and served as a curatorial consultant to the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. She has also held positions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles. Teece was awarded the Theodore Rousseau Travel Fellowship and the Hagop Kevorkian Fellowship from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in support of her dissertation research.