Chair, Art History and BFA Visual and Critical Studies departments, School of Visual Arts; coordinator, Honors Program, School of Visual Arts; philosopher; critic

Honors Program Art History BFA Visual & Critical Studies


AB, Sarah Lawrence; MA, PhD, Boston University

Books include

Imitation and Society: The Persistence of Mimesis in the Aesthetics of Burke, Hogarth, and Kant; The Cambridge Companion to Adorno; The Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the Ends of Taste; The Semblance of Subjectivity: Essays in Adorno's Aesthetic Theory

Publications include

Art in America, New German Critique, Art & Text, Oxford Art Journal, British Journal of Aesthetics, Art Criticism, Telos, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Art Book

Curatorial works include

"Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Painting," Visual Arts Gallery; "Ornament and Landscape," Apex Gallery; "Still Missing: Beauty Absent Social Life," Visual Arts Museum and Westport Arts Center, CT

Group exhibition

Triple Candie

Awards and honors include

Getty Scholar; Fulbright Scholar; First Prize, American Society for Aesthetics Essay Contest; New York State Council for the Humanities