University of California/Berkeley, MA, Art History, 1976
University of London, 1971-72
University of California/Riverside, BA, High Honors, 1971

current/recent positions:

Roman J. Witt Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, 2002
Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, 2001
Editor/Producer, Artery: The AIDS-Arts Forum, 2000-2002
Research Fellow, STUDIO For Creative Inquiry, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., 1999-2000
Arts Editor, The Media Channel, 1999-2001
Co-director of the McBride Center for Arts Criticism & History, 1999-
Editor-in-Chief, The Arts Technology Entertainment Network, 1996-98 (Acquired and developed content for TV-, Internet- and convergence- productions)
Founder and editor of TalkBack! A Forum for Critical Discourse, 1995-97
Staff Columnist, The Village Voice, 1987-94
Visiting Assoc. Professor of Art History/San Francisco State University


Santa Fe Art Institute, 2005
Roman J. Witt Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, 2002
Rhode Island School of Design, 2001
San Francisco State University, 1983-1998
San Francisco Art Institute, 1986, 1988
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, 1986-87
Maryland Institute College of Art, 1984-87
Association of Independent Colleges of Art, NY, 1985
College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA, 1980-81
Vista Community College, Berkeley, 1979-82
Teaching Associate, Mills College, Oakland, 1976

publications/books & anthologies (see also exhibition catalogs):

• Seismic Shift: The Collision of the Art World and the Real World In the Late Twentieth Century (forthcoming)
• Thanks for Sharing! A Resource Book About Collaboration In the Arts & Beyond (forthcoming, 2008)
• Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression (with Svetlana Mintcheva), The New Press, NY, 2006
• Coded Characters: Media Art by Jill Scott, Hatji Canz (2003)
• ArtSpoke: A Guide to Modern Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords 1848-1944, Abbeville Press, NY, 1993 (Trans: French, Japanese)
• ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, Abbeville Press, NY, 1990, Second Edition: 1997 (Trans: French, Japanese, Korean)
• "Visual AIDS," in Disrupted Borders, edited by Sunil Gupta, River Oram Press, London, 1993
• "ArtWorkplace," reprinted in Talkback-Listen: The Visual Art Program at First Bank Systems 1980-1990 by Lynne Sowder and Nathan Braulick, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1989
• "Julian Schnabel" and "LeRoy Neiman-Andy Warhol," in Redact: An Anthology of Art Criticism, edited by Peter Frank, Willis, Locker & Owens, NY, 1984
• "Brechtian Dialectics Applied," in Comings and Goings by Peter D'Agostino, NFS Press, San Francisco, 1982
• Introduction to Jill Scott: Characters of Motion, Straw Man Press, San Francisco, 1981

publications/newspapers, magazines, journals

VILLAGE VOICE (Staff columnist, 1987-94)
art + architecture
Art + Text
Art and Auction
Art Aurea
Art in America
Art Journal
(College Art Association)
Art Paper
Artery: The AIDS-Arts Forum
Cahier/Witte de With (Netherlands)
California Monthly
Flash Art (Italy)
Glass Art Journal
High Performance
Images & Issues
Le Millenium
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Journal
The Media Channel
New Art Examiner
New West
New York Magazine
New York Times
Print News
San Francisco Bay Guardian
7 Days
Studio International
TalkBack! A Forum for Critical Discourse
Wolkenkrazer (Germany)
World Art

publications/exhibition catalogs:

• "Fusion! Artists in a Research Setting," (for the exhibition of the same name), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 2001
• "Reflections of an Art Scribe: A Narrative About Public Events," (for the exhibition, Other Voices), Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, 1999
• "The Four Questions and Other Pictures," (for the exhibition of the same name by Ken Aptekar), Steinbaum Krauss gallery, New York, 1999
• "Interactivity and Intervention: Peter d'Agostino's Art of Ideas," (for the exhibition, Peter d'Agostino: Interactivity and Intervention, 1978-99), Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, 1999
• "What Is ada'web?", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1998
• "Rinaldo Hopf: Golden Queers," (for the exhibition of the same name), Wessel + O'Connor Gallery, New York, 1998
• "Psyche as site, cite, sight," (for the exhibition Chema Cobo: El laberinto de la brujula), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, 1998
• "Of Luminosity, Accident and Power Sanders," (for the exhibition Stephen Hannock), James Graham & Sons, New York, 1996
• "Fortune 4 in 7 (Lucky) Paragraphs," (for the exhibition Andy Davey: Fortune 4), Art Space, Sydney, Australia, 1996
• "Muntadas: Art & Life in the Information Age," (for the exhibition Des/Aparicions), Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, 1996
• "Meditation on a Landscape," (for the exhibition After Church, After Cole: Stephen Hannock's Oxbow), Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, 1995 (museum tour)
• "Hung Liu: Sensing the Self," (for the exhibition Hung Liu: The Year of the Dog), Steinbaum Krauss, New York, 1994
• "Bodily Presence and Absence," (for the exhibition Daniel Goldstein: Reliquaries), Foster Goldstrom, New York, 1993
• "Decoding Gender," (for the exhibition of the same name), School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, 1992
• "The Body and the Body Politic," (for the Dui Seid retrospective exhibition), Sagacho Exhibition Space, Tokyo, 1992
• "From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS," (with Thomas Sokolowski), (for the exhibition of the same name), Independent Curators, New York, 1991-1994 (9 museum tour)
• "Mapping A Strategy," (for the exhibition Chema Cobo: Make A Map), Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, 1990
• "Art Against AIDS: Washington, DC," American Foundation for AIDS Research, New York, 1990
• "Subject Meets Object" (for the exhibition Jo Babcock: Low Tech--Pinhole Cameras and Photographs), San Francisco Artspace, 1989
• "Roger Boyce," Carlo Lamagna Gallery, NY, 1987
• "Between Science and Fiction," for the 18th Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil, 1985
• "Past/Post/Present: 10th Anniversary Show," Association of Artist Run Galleries, NY, 1985
• "Currents: David Ireland," New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, 1984
• "San Francisco/Science Fiction," San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Otis-Parsons Gallery (Los Angeles), Clocktower Gallery, NY, 1984
• "What's Happening: Contemporary Art from California, Washington, and Oregon," Alternative Museum, NY, 1984
• "About TV," Just Above Midtown, NY, 1983
• "Introduction: Alan Shepp," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, 1982
• "Critic's Choice," Eaton/Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, 1981
• "Apologia," Union Gallery, San Jose State University, 1981


• Fusion! Artists in a Research Setting, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 2001
• Peter D'Agostino: Interactivity and Intervention, 1978-99, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, 1999
• Decoding Gender, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, 1992
• From Media to Metaphor: Art About AIDS, (with Thomas Sokolowski), Independent Curators, New York, 1991-1994 (9 museum tour)
• Positive Actions: The Visual AIDS Competition, Clocktower Gallery, DC 37 Union Headquarters, Longwood Gallery (all New York), 1990
• Between Science and Fiction, for the 18th Sao Paulo Bienal, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1985
• Currents: David Ireland, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, 1984
• San Francisco/Science Fiction, SF Art Commission Gallery, Otis-Parsons (Los Angeles), Clocktower (New York), 1984
• About TV, Just Above Midtown, New York, 1983
• N.O. Show, South of Market Cultural Center (San Francisco), Fashion Moda (the Bronx), 1982
• Critic's Choice, Eaton/Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, 1981
• Apologia, Union Gallery, San Jose State University, 1981

lectures, panels:

• "Arts & the Law: the Visual Arts," Kings College, Cambridge, England, July 2007
• "Art Today: Multidisciplinary Art & Collaborative Practice", Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2006
• "Art-Writing Today: Publishing, Power & Prose in the Age of Mass Media", Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2006
• "Censorship in Camouflage" (2006: OCTOBER Univ of CA/Santa Cruz; 2007: JANUARY Univ of CA/San Diego, FEBRUARY Rutgers University; MARCH Emerson College, Boston; MIT, Cambridge, MA; Colgate College, Hamilton, NY; NYU; APRIL San Francisco Art Institute; JUNE Buenos Aires, Argentina)
• "International Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights˛, Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA, August 2006
• "The Artworld, Community and Activism: A Meditation Inspired by the Events of September 11th" (2002: MARCH New York University; APRIL George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Harbor, CA; Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles; Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles; MAY MIT, Cambridge, MA; SEPTEMBER Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco; University of Arizona, Tucson; Santa Fe Art Institute; University of Maryland, Baltimore; OCTOBER Palmer Museum, Penn State Univ, State College, PA; NOVEMBER CARTE/University of Westminster, London; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England; Polytechnic University, Valencia, Spain; DECEMBER University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
• New School University, New York, June 2002 (Censorship in Camoflauge panels co-organized with Antonio Muntadas & Svetlana Mintcheva)
• Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, April 2002
• Goethe Institute, Washington DC, March 2002
• School of Visual Arts, New York, November 2001
• Art Performance Technology/Int'l Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh June 2001
• American Craft Museum, New York, January 2001
• ThreadWaxing Space, New York, April 2000
• New School University, New York, May 1999, December 2000, Jan-Feb 2002
• Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 1999
• Cooper Union, New York, May 1999
• Grantmakers in Film, Television and Video/Grantmakers in the Arts, Council on Foundations, New Orleans, April 1999
• Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, March 1999
• New York University, NY, March 1999
• Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, October 1998
• Sotheby's Institute, NY, June 1998
• Cooper Union (ASCI: Art &Science Collaborations Inc), NY, April 1998
• Lehman College (CUNY), Bronx, NY, March 1998, March 1999
• NY Short Film & Video & New Media juror, December 1997
• Aljira, Newark, NJ, December 1997
• Thundergulch, NY, November 1997
• El Escorial Summer Institute (Spain), August 1997
• Art Writing Conference, (San Francisco Art Institute), August 1996
• Yale University, December 1995
• Cyber-Soho/Soho Arts Festival, September 1995
• Threadwaxing Space/NAAO, May 1995
• San Francisco Art Institute, August 1994
• New School for Social Research, New York, March & June 1994
• Williams College, Williamstown, MA, February 1994
• Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, January 1994
• Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, December 1993
• Neuberger Museum, SUNY Purchase, December 1993
• Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, November 1993
• Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City, June 1993
• Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio, May 1993
• Smithsonian Associates, New York, September 1992
• New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA, September 1992
• The Bronx Museum, New York, February 1992
• Drawing Center, New York, June 1991
• Queens Museum, New York, May 1991
• Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, February 1991
• Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, November 1990, November 1989
• Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, October 1990
• Cornish Institute, Seattle, October 1990
• WA Campaign for Freedom of Expression, Seattle, Oct 1990
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Oct, 1990 Dec 1992
• San Francisco Art Institute, June 1990
• Camerawork, San Francisco, June 1990
• Montclair College, Montclair, NJ, May 1990
• Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, April 1990
• University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 1990
• Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, January 1990
• State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago, January 1990
• School of the Chicago Art Institute, January 1990
• Albright College, Reading, PA, December 1989
• Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, November 1989
• Fundacao Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 1989
• Ohio State University, Columbus, March 1988, October 1987
• Otis-Parsons, Los Angeles, February 1988
• California Institute of the Arts, February 1988,
• Maryland Institute College of Art, February 1987, April 1986
• Berkeley Art Center, July 1985
• Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, April 1985
• University of California, San Diego, March 1984
• Cape Fear Foundation, Wilmington, NC, May 1982
• School of the Chicago Art Institute, November 1981
• California Institute of the Arts, June 1981

awards, honors & grants:

• Penny McCall Foundation Award in the Visual Arts, for an independent writer/curator, 2001
• Manufacturers Hanover Art/World Award for Distinguished Newspaper Art Criticism, 1985
• National Endowment for the Arts' Critic's Fellowship, 1981
• National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Seminar for College Teachers, University of Hawaii, 1981
• Phi Beta Kappa, 1972

professional memberships & affiliations:

• Founder, 911--The September 11 Project: Cultural Intervention in Civic Society
• College Art Association
• International Association of Art Critics, board member
• Center for Long Distance Art & Culture, CUNY, exec committee, 1995-
• Independent Curators, Inc, Exhibition Committee, 1992-2000
• Founder of Visual AIDS, 1988, a group dedicated to increasing AIDS awareness through exhibitions and events including A Day Without Art and The Red Ribbon Project

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