Julia Bryan-Wilson

History of Art

juliatouse3Associate Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson teaches modern and contemporary art, with a focus on theories of artistic labor, feminist and queer theory, performance, craft histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, published by the University of California Press in 2009, and editor of OCTOBER Files: Robert Morris, from the MIT Press. With Glenn Adamson, she co-wrote Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (Thames & Hudson, 2016), and her book on textiles since 1970s is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. With Andrea Andersson, she is co-curating an exhibition, Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen, that will open at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in March 2017.

A scholar and a critic, Bryan-Wilson has written articles that have appeared in Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Artforum, Bookforum, Cabinet, Camera Austria, Camera Obscura, differences, Frieze, Grey Room, October, Parkett, the Journal of Modern Craft, Oxford Art Journal, and many other venues. She has held fellowships from the Clark Art Institute, the Henry Moore Institute, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and the Getty. She was a recipient of a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and has won several awards for her teaching. Bryan-Wilson was the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in Spring 2014, and from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 she was a Townsend Center for the Humanities Associate Professor Fellow. In 2017 she will be a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, DC.