France Family Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley 1987
M.A., University of California at 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
Stiles, K. “INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Balancing Between a Dusthole and Eternity.” Body and the East: From the 1960s to the Present, Ljubljana: Museum of Modern Art, 1998, pp. 19–30.
Stiles, K. “Uncorrupted Joy: International Art Actions.” Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998, pp. 226–38.
Stiles, K. “To the Organizers, Participants, and Audience of REcycling the Mode(ls)’.” Messages from the Countryside/Reflections in RE, Chisinau, Moldova: Soros Center for Contemporary Art, 1997, pp. 28–29.
Stiles, K. “Schlaget Auf: The Problem with Carolee Schneemann’s Paintings.” Carolee Schneemann: Up to and Including Her Limits, New York: The New Museum, 1996, pp. 15–25.
Stiles, K. “Roman Signer: The Sound of One Bomb Clapping,.” Roman Signer, Philadelphia: Goldie Palley Gallery at the Moore College of Art and Design, 1996, pp. 10–15.
Stiles, K. “Conversation with Paul McCarthy.” Paul McCarthy, London: Phaidon Press, 1996, pp. 6–29.
Stiles, K. “Rampman Against a Portable Field: The ’activites’ of Pinchas Cohen Gan.” Figure Form Formula: The Art of Pinchas Cohen Gan, Greensboro: Weatherspoon, 1996, pp. 19–41.
Stiles, K. “Irreparable Damage: Meditation on James Lerager’s Tales from the Nuclear Age.” For James Lerager: Tales from the Nuclear Age, Raleigh: City Gallery Contemporary Art, 1994, pp. 3–7.
Stiles, K. “Tuna and Other fishy Thoughts on Fluxus Events.” Alison Knowles, Saarbrucken, Germany: Stadt Galerie Saarbrucken, 1994, pp. 26–35.
Stiles, K. “Between Water and Stone; Fluxus Performance, A Metaphysics of Acts.” In the Spirit of Fluxus, edited by Elizabeth Armstrong and Joan Rothfuss, Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1993, pp. 62–99.