David P. Saiz is a Ph.D. student studying the art of the United States from the nineteenth century to the present. He recently graduated with distinction from the University of New Mexico with an M.A. in art history and a minor in museum studies. Working with Professor Kirsten Pai Buick, he critically analyzed works by two well-known artists from the canon of American art in his thesis entitled, “Stripped and Exploited Blackness: Black Nude Men in the Art of F. Holland Day and John Singer Sargent.”
Before moving to Princeton, Saiz worked with various cultural institutions in Albuquerque, New Mexico including, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, the University of New Mexico Art Museum, and New Mexico PBS. Additionally, he was selected as a 2020 Havner Curatorial Intern with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and as a participant in the 2021 inaugural AllPaper Seminar with the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College.