Suzanne Hudson, University of Southern California

Art History Associate Professor Los Angeles, California sphudson@usc.edu Office: (213) 740-4552

Bio/Research

Suzanne Hudson, a historian of modern and contemporary art, joins the faculty of USC after teaching in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois and completing a research fellowship at the Whitney Museum. In addition to her work as an art historian, she is an active critic whose ...

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Bio/Research

Suzanne Hudson, a historian of modern and contemporary art, joins the faculty of USC after teaching in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois and completing a research fellowship at the Whitney Museum. In addition to her work as an art historian, she is an active critic whose work has appeared in international exhibition catalogues and such publications as Parkett, Flash Art, and Art Journal; she is also a monthly contributor to Artforum. Recently published essays include “Amerikan Painting,” in Tim Rollins + KOS (GAMeC Bergamo); “Agnes Martin, On a Clear Day,” in Agnes Martin (Yale University Press/Dia Art Foundation); “Naked Pictures: Ansel Adams and Esalen,” in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977 (University of Minnesota Press); “James Castle, ‘American Primitive,’” in James Castle (Museo Reina Sofia); “Wade Guyton,” in That’s The Way We Do It (Kunsthaus Bregenz); “Walead Beshty: From Photography,” in Walead Beshty (JRP|Ringier); and “‘Mathematics for Catastrophe’: Blinky Palermo in America,” in Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977 (Yale University Press/Dia Art Foundation). She is currently working on pieces on Paul Sietsema, Lesley Vance, Jacqueline Humphries, and Rosemarie Trockel. Suzanne’s book, Robert Ryman: Used Paint (MIT Press, 2009), has recently undergone a second hardcover printing. Suzanne is now drafting a manuscript dealing with abstraction and spirituality in 1960s America, as well as finishing Contemporary Art: 1989–Present, co-authored and -edited with Alexander Dumbadze (forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell in 2013) and Painting Now (forthcoming in the Thames & Hudson “World of Art Series” in 2013). Suzanne is the co-founder of the Contemporary Art Think Tank (www.cattdc.net) and President Emerita and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Society of Contemporary Art Historians (www.scahweb.org), an affiliate society of the College Art Association.

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