Date of Award

Fall 5-5-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

A.K. Burns

Second Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


Situating Topher Lineberry's work, this paper offers a primer on institutional critique, preliminary developments of "kinstitutional critique," and the cultivation of family-derived art history through the work of the artist's grandmother, Helen Lineberry. Feeding into a working understanding of family-and-kin-as-institution, the paper ultimately locates Topher Lineberry's work between relations to place, historical archives, and speculative proposals.



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