This GC Student Is One of the Most Influential Art Critics

head shot photo of Graduate Center Student Andrianna Campbell
Andrianna Campbell

Ph.D. student Andrianna Campbell (Art History) was named one of the seven most influential critics by the Observer, which praised her writing on modern and contemporary art and said that her newly launched journal, apricota, is “sure to be on top of our most important contemporary conversations.”
 
Campbell’s doctoral research focuses on Norman Lewis and Abstract Expressionism. She has published essays and reviews in ArtforumArt in America, and Frieze, and was a co-editor of Shift: A Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture and a special edition of the International Review of African American Art dedicated to Lewis. 
 
“Campbell’s writing is both erudite and plenty legible,” the Observer article said. “She uses her youth to her advantage, likening Frank Stella’s work from the 1970s to the ‘Photoshop aesthetic’ in contemporary practices — a connection older critics may not make.” 
 
Campbell was also recently featured in a Q and A published by Frieze, in which she discussed her experience as a woman working in the arts.

Submitted on: MAY 22, 2018

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