Melynda Seaton holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Oklahoma with a specialization in Art of the American West. She also has an MA in Art History from the University of North Texas and a BA in Art from West Texas A&M University. Seaton’s research explores how contemporary artists engage with iconography and notions of the “West” through the intersection of photography and film within a larger visual culture. Current projects focus on contemporary Native American artists and their reinterpretations of historical visual representations of the American West.
Prior to working at Texas A&M Commerce, Seaton served as Curator of Photography at History Colorado in Denver and was the Director/Curator at the Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
Melynda Seaton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History
Department of Art | Art, Office 113