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Nancy Princenthal

Nancy Princenthal,

Critic and Editor

Nancy Princenthal, formerly senior editor at Art in America, is a longtime contributor to the magazine. Her writing has also appeared in Artforum, Art News, Parkett, and the New York Times, among many other publications. She was assistant manager of Printed Matter soon after its founding. A co-author of the recent book After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art, she is completing a monograph on Hannah Wilke (Prestel, spring 2010). Princenthal taught at Princeton University for 12 years, and has also served on the faculties at Yale, RISD, New York University, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and elsewhere.

  • Hunter College, City University of New York, M.A., Art History, William Graf Award recipient
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program
  • University of Pennsylvanis, B.A., magna cum laude
Teaching experience includes:
  • Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
  • Princeton University
  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
  • Yale University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
Contributing editor:
  • Art in America
Other publications:
  • Artforum
  • ArtNews
  • Parkett
  • Art on Paper
  • New York Times
  • Village Voice
  • The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Reconfigure the Figures of Power, 1973-1991, January 2011
  • After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art
  • Robert Mangold
  • Heide Fasnacht
  • Alfredo Jaar: The Fire This Time
  • A Creative Legacy: A History of the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists' Fellowship Program
Books include:
  • After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art

    After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art

    Prestel Publishing - May 2007

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