France Family Distinguished Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley 1987
M.A., University of California - Berkeley 1976
B.A., San Jose State University 1970
ExpertiseContemporary global experimental art and theory, destruction in art and trauma studies, artists’ writings, and visual studies
NEW COURSE: FALL 2020
Special Topics in Art History - ART ACTIVISM FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Course Goals/Objectives: By the end of this course you will be able to…
- Identify and analyze works of activist artists;
- explain the social, political, cultural, and aesthetic importance of such art;
- understand critical theoretical approaches used to interpret works of activist art;
- discuss how the social and political roles of art change through time;
- talk and write with confidence about works of art.
Stiles, K. “Peinture, Photographie, Performance: Le Cas de Georges Mathieu.” Georges Mathieu, Paris: Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, 2003, pp. 75–81.
Stiles, K. “Franz West’s Dialogic PaBtucke.” Franz West, London: The Whitechapel Gallery, 2003, pp. 104–21.
Stiles, K. “Performance.” Critical Terms for Art History, edited by Robert Nelson and Richard Shiff, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2003, pp. 75–97.
Stiles, K. “Anomaly, Sky, Sex, and Psi in Fluxus.” Critical Mass: Happenings, Fluxus, Performance & Intermedia at Rutgers University 1958-1971, Rutgers University and Amherst College, 2003, pp. 60–88.
Stiles, K. “At Last, A Great Woman Artist: Writing About Carolee Schneemann’s Epistolary Practice.” Singular Women, edited by Kristen Frederickson and Sarah E. Webb, Berkeley: University California Press, 2003.
Stiles, K. “Thunderbird Immolation: William Pope L. & Burning Racism.” William Pope.L: Eracism, edited by Mark Bessire, Cambridge and Portland: MIT Press and the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 2002, pp. 36–42.
Stiles, K. “The Painter as an Instrument of Real Time.” Imaging Her Erotics: Essays, Interviews, Projects, MIT Press, 2001, pp. 2–16.
Stiles, K. “Il mostro, la maschera e la coscienza allargata, (The Monster, the Mask and the Enlarged Consciousness).” De Dominicis: Raccolta Di Scritti Scullíopera e Líartista, edited by Gabriele Guercio, Torino: Umberto Allemandi & Co, 2001, pp. 93–99.
Stiles, K. Concerning Public Art and ’Messianic Time’. 2001.
Stiles, K., and E. A. Shanken. “Missing in Action: Agency and Meaning in Interactive Art.” Context Providers: Context and Meaning in Digital Art, edited by M. Lovejoy et al., University of Minnesota Press, 2000.