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, Kristine. Concerning Consequences Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma. University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Stiles, K., and Peter Selz. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings. University of California Press, 2012.
Stiles, K. Correspondence Course, An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle. Duke University Press, 2010.
Stiles, K. States of Mind: Dan & Lia Perjovschi. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2007.
Stiles, K. Chris Burden. New York: Zwirner & Wirth Gallery, 2006.
Stiles, K. AmaLia Perjovschi. Soros Foundation, 1996.
Stiles, K. Dan Perjovschi’s Postcards From America. Pont La Vue Press, 1995.
Stiles, K. Questions. KronOscope Press, 1982.
Stiles, K. “'I’m Ready.' Thinking About Artists’ Writings in a Global Context.” Not a Day without a Line: Understanding Artists’ Writings, edited by Helen De Prester, Academia Press, 2013, pp. 177–203.
Stiles, K. “Performance Art.” Oxford Bibliographies in Art History, edited by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Stiles, K. “Wangechi Mutu’s Family Tree.” Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, edited by Trevor Schoonmaker, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2013.
Stiles, K. “Forward.” The Reflexive Photographer, edited by Rosie Miller et al., School of Arts & Media at Salford University, 2013.
Stiles, K. “The Ideal Gifts of Istvan Kantor.” PERMANENT REVOLUTION: The Art of Istvan Kantor, edited by L. Feesey, The Istvan Kantor Collective, 2013.
Stiles, K. “Comments on my first interview with Gustav Metzger.” Gustav Metzger, Years without Art, 2012, pp. 39–39.
Stiles, K. “Conversation with William Pope.L.” The Voice of Images, Palazzo Grassi, 2012, pp. 181–93.
Stiles, K. “Peter d’Agostino’s World-Wide-Walks / between earth & sky.” Peter d’Agostino: World-Wide-Walks [Paseos a Nivel Planetario] / between Earth & Sky [Entre La Tierra y El Cielo] / 1973 – 2012, Bizkaia de la UPV/EHU, 2012, pp. 22–34.
Stiles, K. “Negative Affirmative: San Francisco Bay Area Art, 1974-1981.” Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, edited by Paul Schimmel, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011, pp. 27–43.
Stiles, K. “Peggy Phelan and Kristine Stiles In Conversation.” Millennium Film Journal, no. 54, 2011, pp. 30–34.
Stiles, K. “INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Balancing Between a Dusthole and Eternity.” Archive, vol. 1, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, 2008.
Stiles, K., and Paul Grobstein. “The Art Historian and the Neurobiologist: A Conversation about Proprioception, the 'I-function,' Body Art, and Story Telling.” Serendip, Bryn Mawr College, Oct. 2005.
Stiles, K. “Remembrance, Resistance, Reconstruction, The Social Value of Lia and Dan Perjovschi’s Art.” Idea, vol. 19, Cluj, Romania, 2005.
Stiles, K. “David Tudor-Alive , Free, and Without Need of Culture (in a special issue, 'Composers Inside Electronics: Music after David Tudor').” Leonardo Music Journal, vol. 14, 2002, pp. 62–63.
Stiles, K. “Review of RoseLee Goldberg’s Laurie Anderson.” Make: The Magazine of Women’S Art, vol. 90, 2001, pp. 90–90.
Stiles, K. “Review of Pamela M. Lee’s Object to be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta- Clark.” Caa.Reviews, the Online Reviews Publication of the College Art Association, 2000.
Stiles, K. “Comisuri: Art Actiunile ca Objecte.” Balkon: Revista De Arta Contemporana, vol. March, no. 2, Timisoara, Romania, 2000, pp. 3–4.
Stiles, K. “Joshua Neustein.” Bomb, vol. 57, [New York], Oct. 1997, pp. 80–81.
Stiles, K. “Debate: Empty Slogan of Self-Representation.” Siksi [Helsinki], vol. Spring, no. 12:1, 1997, pp. 87–90.