Tatiana Sizonenko is an art historian, curator, and educator. Sizonenko received her Ph.D. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation, “Artists as Agents in Venice, 1450-1550: The Artistic Exchange and Cultural Translation between Venice and Constantinople—The Case of Gentile Bellini,” examines instances of artistic exchange in the context of diplomacy and politics in the Mediterranean. In addition, her work has focused on the interrelations between artists and humanists in sixteenth century Renaissance art. Several of her conference papers discuss the influence of humanist debates in Venice on the works by Gentile Bellini and Giorgione.
In both university and museum settings, Sizonenko has taught courses on global art from ancient to contemporary periods with a strong focus on the intended function of art objects in their historical settings and cultural contexts. Currently, she teaches art history at Grossmont College, Cal State San Marcos, UC San Diego, and the University of San Diego. Her specialty courses include: Art and the City: An Introduction to Renaissance Art and Visual Culture, Art in 1492: A Global Survey of Art and Architecture, Pre-Twentieth Century Art: Themes in Art from Antiquity to the Enlightenment, Russian Art from Icon to Avant-Garde, Women Artists, Contemporary Artists, and Public Expression in the Arts.