Edit Tóth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Instruction, Art History, Art and Art History

Edit Toth



Edit Tóth teaches art history surveys, as well as modern and Japanese art courses at UTSA. Her previous teaching experience includes Virginia Commonwealth University, Penn State University, and Georgia State University, where she also taught feminist art, contemporary art, Asian art survey, American art, the history of photography, the art of cinema, modern architecture, and global artistic communication. She is passionate about teaching and sharing her research with students. Developing new perspectives on artistic processes and topics in class discussions and online platforms are important aspects of her practice.

Edit Tóth’s research engages intersections of art, design, architecture, photography, and cinema; subjectivity and media images; issues of technology, phenomenology, and aesthetic theory; gender studies and activism; as well as interactions of Western and Eastern art. Her Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions (Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies, 2018, released as paperback in 2020) creatively reconsiders Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light as “mediatized” objects and spaces. She has presented papers at numerous US and international conferences and published in English, Hungarian, and German language publications. She is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including the Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Henry Moore Foundation research and travel grant. Edit Tóth earned her Ph. D. from Pennsylvania State University.


  • Survey of Art and Architecture (1350-1750)
  • Survey of Modern Art (1750-Present)
  • Japanese Art in Material Culture (AHC 4333/002; AHC 5813/002)
  • Reimagining Objects: The Relationship of Art and Design, c. 1900-1970 (AHC 4333/003; AHC 5813/003)

Research Interests

  • Intersections of art
  • Design
  • Architecture
  • Photography, and cinema
  • Subjectivity and media images
  • Issues of technology
  • Phenomenology, and aesthetic theory
  • Gender studies and activism
  • Interactions of Western and Eastern art

Honors and Awards


Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials


  • Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions (Routledge, Advances in Art and Visual Studies, 2018, paperback edition 2020).
  • “Marcel Breuer and Dada Performance: Remade Readymade Self and Furniture,” in Pluralities: Dada Techniques in Eastern and Central Europe, eds. Oliver Botar and Pál Szeredy-Merse (Boston: Brill, 2021), forthcoming.
  • “Hitchcock’s Vertigo and György Kepes’s Light Art in Postwar America,” Balkon, contemporary art journal 10 (part I), 20-25; 11-12 (part II) (2017), 33-35.
  • “Interior(s): Aglaia Konrad’s Films and Installations,” in Stefaan Voorwert and Emiliano Battista eds., Aglaia Konrad from A to K, exh. cat. Museum M, Leuven, Belgium, 2016, 254-62.
  • “Capturing Modernity: Jazz, Film, and Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage,” Modernism/ modernity 22, no. 1 (January 2015), 23-55, republished in Bauhaus Imaginista, edition 4 Still Undead (February 2019) at http://www.bauhaus-imaginista.org/editions/8/still-undead.
  • “Breuer’s Furniture, Moholy-Nagy’s Photographic Paradigm, and Complex Gender Expressivity at the Haus am Horn,” Grey Room 50 (Winter 2013), 90-111.
  • “Adventures of the Signature: Lajos Kassák’s Viennese Collages, 1920-1921,” in Text and Image in the 19-20th Century Art of Central Europe, ed. Katalin Keserű (Budapest: Eötvös University Press, 2010), 169-178.
  • Everyday Life in Altered Dimensions: The Art of Peter László Péri, monograph and exhibition catalog in progress, supported by the Paul Melon Foundation for British Art and the Henry Moore Foundation, forthcoming.