University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BA; SUNY-Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, MA; University of Iowa, PhD.
Dr. Siedell has explored the operation of grace in art and culture for over twenty years as a college professor, museum curator, public speaker, and art critic. In addition to being a Lecturer of Christian and Classical Studies, he is on staff at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church where he works with LIBERATE, Tullian Tchividijian’s resource ministry. Previously he was Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art History at the University of Nebraska (2007-2011) and Chief Curator of the Sheldon Museum of Art (1996-2007). His writing has appeared in the Journal of Modern Literature, Art Criticism, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Books & Culture, and IMAGE Journal. Dr. Siedell is the author of God in the Gallery (Baker Academic 2008), Weldon Kees and the Arts at Midcentury (University of Nebraska Press, 2004), and Martinez Celaya: Early Work (University of Nebraska Press, 2006). He is currently at work on a monograph with artist Makoto Fujimura and a book project with theologian William Dyrness on modern art with IVP Academic Press. He is the inaugural Scholar in Residence at the New City Arts Initiative in Charlottesville, Virginia.