MA, Art History, University of Georgia, 2009
BFA, Painting & BA, Art History, University of Georgia, 2005
Professional Biography & Experience
Rebecca Brantley is the director of the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art at Piedmont College, where she also teaches courses in art history and criticism. Brantley earned a BFA and BA with honors from the University of Georgia in 2005 and was the first undergraduate to receive a CURO (Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities) to assist on a research project at the Georgia Museum of Art. Subsequently, she earned an MA in art history with distinction from the University of Georgia. Her master’s thesis was the basis for an essay on the artist Matthew Barney that appears in the anthology Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility (Ashgate 2013).
Brantley is president of the board of directors and occasional curator at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. She is a contributing writer for ArtsATL and BURNAWAY and was the author of a regular art review column for Flagpole Magazine in Athens, Georgia, from 2008-2010. In 2016, she served as a panelist for the Georgia Council for the Arts. Prior to her position at Piedmont College, Brantley taught for the University of Georgia, the University of North Georgia, and Oglethorpe University.