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Kristina Olson

Associate Director of the School of Art & Design
Associate Professor | Art History

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  ARTPULSE Art in America ArtPapers  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.