ISSG Welcomes Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson

Columbia ISSG
September 07, 2022

The Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender is thrilled to welcome Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson to Columbia University starting this fall! Bryan-Wilson joins the Columbia community as a faculty member in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and as a Core Faculty member of ISSG.

Bryan-Wilson's research interests include feminist and queer theory, theories of artistic labor, performance and dance, production/fabrication, 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 (University of California, 2009, named a best book of the year by the New York Times and Artforum); Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (with Glenn Adamson, Thames & Hudson, 2016); and Fray: Art and Textile Politics (University of Chicago, 2017, a New York Times best art book of the year and winner of the Frank Jewett Mather Award, the Robert Motherwell Book Award, and the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Book Prize).  She is the editor of OCTOBER Files: Robert Morris (MIT Press, 2013), and co-editor of three journal special issues ("Amateurism," Third Text, 2020; “Visual Activism,” Journal of Visual Culture, 2016; and “Time Zones: Durational Art in its Contexts,” Representations, 2016). Her book on Louise Nevelson is forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2023.

Bryan-Wilson is also an active curator and critic whose texts have been published in AfterallArt BulletinArt JournalArtforumBookforumCamera ObscuradifferencesGrey RoomThe London Review of BooksOctoberthe Journal of Modern CraftOxford Art JournalTDR: The Drama Review, and many other venues. Her article “Invisible Products” received the 2013 Art Journal Award. With Andrea Andersson, she curated Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen, which opened at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans in 2017 and traveled to the Berkeley Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, the ICA Philadelphia, and MOCA North Miami.  Her show Louise Nevelson: Persistence, was an official Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale in 2022. As an adjunct curator at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, she co-curated the exhibitions Women’s Histories and Histories of Dance

Please join us in welcoming Professor Bryan-Wilson to the ISSG community!