Deirdre Smith is a doctoral candidate in the department of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary research interests include the art of the 1970s in Europe and the United States, the role of the artist in society, and labor. Her dissertation, “Umjetnik radi: Stilinović and Trbuljak on Art, Work and Life” juxtaposes and analyzes the careers of two key figures of Yugoslav New Art Practice, Mladen Stilinović and Goran Trbuljak, within a broader history of the art world of former Yugoslavia and the city of Zagreb. Ms. Smith earned a master’s degree from George Washington University where her thesis focused on Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings and the experiences of LeWitt’s assistants. She has held internships at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.