Art Criticism and Writing | MFA Program

Our Faculty:

Claudia La Rocco

Claudia La Rocco,

Poet and Critic

Claudia La Rocco writes about performance for the New York Times, is an editor-at-large for the Brooklyn Rail, and has written for many other outlets, including Artforum, Classical TV and Musical America. From 2008 to 2010, she served as a cultural critic for WNYC New York Public Radio, where she created the social and online Performance Club. She has taught and lectured at a variety of settings, including Arizona State University, the Springdance/festival in the Netherlands and the NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Dance at the American Dance Festival. She is a member of the Off The Park poetry press, where she is currently editing an anthology of poems by painters, and reads regularly in New York.

  • Bowdoin College, English
Teaching experience includes:
  • NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Dance
  • the Springdance/festival in the Netherlands
  • Long Island University
  • Dance Theater Workshop
  • Smith College
  • Arizona State University
Contributing editor:
  • The Brooklyn Rail
Other publications:

Collaborations with visual artists have been shown in:

  • High Desert Test Sites 5 in Joshua Tree
  • California; Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn;
  • Kibbutz Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel
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