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. “Selected Comments on Destruction Art.” Boek Voor De Instabiele: Book for the Unstable Media, edited by Alex Adriaansens, Rotterdam: V2-Organization, 1992, pp. 43–75.
Stiles, K. “Thresholds of Control: Destruction Art and Teminal Culture.” Out of Control, Linz, Austria: Ars Electronica & Landesverlag, 1991, pp. 29–50.
Stiles, K. “Tuna and Other fishy Thoughts on Fluxus Events.” FluxAttitudes, Buffalo & New York: Hallwalls and the New Museum, 1991, pp. 25–34.
Stiles, K. “Raphael Montañez Ortiz's Physio-Psycho-Alchemical Art.” Raphael Montañez Ortiz, El Museo Del Barrio, 1988.
Stiles, K. “The Luciferian Marriage: Government/Corporate/Media ’Fact’ as Entertainment.” The Un/Necessary Image, edited by Peter D. Agostino and Antonio Muntadas, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1983, pp. 28–31.
Stiles, K. “Come and Go.” Coming and Going NEW YORK (Subway), PARIS (Metro), San Francisco (BART), Washinton (METRO): Peter D’Agostino, San Francisco: Not for Sale Press, 1982, pp. 76–81.
Stiles, K. “Trans-Europ Express-Expressed.” Alph-Trans-Chung: Peter D-Agostino, Dayton: Wright State University Press, 1980, pp. 55–58.
Stiles, K. “Brief essays on American painters.” 2 Jahrzehnte Amerikanische Malerei 1920-1940, Dusseldort, West Germany: Stadische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, 1979, pp. 66&76&116&122-.
Stiles, K. “1.1.78 - 2.2.78: Roberta Breitmore.” Roberta Breitmore Is Not Lynn Hershman, San Francisco: De Young Memorial Museum, 1978, pp. 5–14.