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Kristina Olson

Associate Director, School of Art & Design;  Associate Professor,  Art History Freshman Advisor

Kristina Olson received her MA in art criticism and art history from Stony Brook University and a BA in humanities with a minor in art history from the University of Oregon. She teaches courses in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and theory. Her research focuses on the intersection of contemporary art and architecture.  She is a contributor to the forthcoming book The ART of Critique/Re-imagining Professional Art Criticism and the Art School Critique (University of California Press, pending), was a contributor to Kartoon Kings: The Graphic Work of Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio (2007), and co-editor of Blanche Lazzell: The Life and Work of an American Modernist (2004). She has written for such periodicals as ARTPULSEArt in AmericaArtPapers and Sculpture Magazine and is the exhibition reviews editor for the Southeastern College Art Conference Review. From 1992 to 2003 she was curator of the Mesaros Galleries at West Virginia University where exhibitions focused on the work of such internationally-acclaimed contemporary artists as Faith Ringgold, Nancy Spero and Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds.

Kristina Olson

Contact Information
Kristina.Olson@mail.wvu.edu
(304) 293-2978
421A Creative Arts Center