Anthony E. Grudin
Anthony E. Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History (beginning fall of 2009), received his B.A. in Art History from Reed College (1999) and his M.A. and Ph.D. (2001, 2008) in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, where he had a Javits Fellowship. Prior to coming to UVM, he taught at Berkeley and the California College of the Arts, and developed classes on modern and postmodern art, curatorial practice, the methods and theories of Art History, relationships between art and athletics, and the persistence of the Kantian notion of disinterest in the aesthetic sphere.
Anthony’s research focuses on the challenges of late modern cultural production and reproduction, with an emphasis on the ways in which these challenges are visualized in Andy Warhol’s appropriations of mass culture. Other current projects center on Alberto Giacometti, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Nikki S. Lee. Anthony’s work often returns to the question of art’s place in a wider world of desires and differences. He looks forward to collaborating on current and future projects with students and faculty at UVM.