February - June 2011
Julia Bryan-Wilson is associate professor of contemporary art history at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (2009), as well as an art critic who has written about Ida Applebroog, Sadie Benning, Harmony Hammond, Sharon Hayes, Yoko Ono, and Anne Wilson, among others. She has held fellowships from the Getty Foundation, the Henry Moore Research Institute, the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, the Smithsonian, and the Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital. She has also received numerous awards for her teaching. Her writing has appeared in the Art Bulletin, Artforum, Art Journal, Bookforum, Camera Obscura, Grey Room, October, and the Oxford Art Journal. Her current project, entitled Crafting Dissent, examines the politics of textile handmaking (knitting, weaving, crocheting, and sewing) in contemporary art.