Dr Katie Faulkner

Study Support Programme Co-ordinator

Katie Faulkner recently received her PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art where she also works as a visiting lecturer and as academic co-ordinator for widening participation. Her thesis focused on the work of five British sculptors associated with the New Sculpture movement and their interest in fashion, dress and drapery. As well as giving public talks at the Courtauld Gallery, she is an associate lecturer at Arcadia University’s London Center and the University of Warwick.



  • Sculpture in the City: Modern Sculpture in London (BA1)
  • Body Politics: Class, Gender and Race in the Victorian Metropolis (BA3)

Widening Participation

  • Art History in the Classroom and Art History Summer University

Research interests

  • Nineteenth and twentieth-century British Sculpture
  • Dress, drapery and classicism in the nineteenth century
  • The politics of art and crafts in Britain c. 1870-1910
  • Representations of masculinity and femininity in sculpture
  • Pre-Raphaelitism and Aestheticism

Recent publications

Journal articles

  • ‘Grace Made Manifest: Hamo Thornycroft’s Artemis and the Healthy and Artistic Dress Union,’ The Sculpture Journal (in press, Spring 2015)
  • ‘Aesthetic Metamorphosis: G.F.Watts’ Clytie (1867-78),’ immediations, 3 (2014).
  • A Good Soldier: Gilbert Bayes and the Equestrian Statuette,’ Nineteenth-Century Contexts 36 (2014): 7-21.


Recent grants

  • AHRC Doctoral Grant, 2009-2012

Other professional activity