Jane Sharp is Associate Professor of Art History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she also acts as Research Curator of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Her research focuses on Russian avant-garde and Soviet era unofficial art. In 2007 her book, Russian Modernism between East and West: Natal’ia Goncharova and the Moscow Avant-Garde, 1905-14 (Cambridge University Press, 2006) won the 2007 Robert Motherwell Prize from the Dedalus Art Foundation. She recently published (edited) Thinking Pictures: The Visual Field of Moscow Conceptualism, a catalogue for her exhibition held at the Zimmerli Art Museum, at Rutgers University (September 6-December 31, 2016). She is currently completing a book manuscript on abstract painting in Moscow during the Khrushchev Thaw.