Christopher GreenChristopher Green

Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History
Department of Art History

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Christopher Green joined CVAD for the 2020-2021 academic year as a visiting assistant professor of art history. Green received his Ph.D. in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY, in 2020. He specializes in modern and contemporary art, the representation and display of Indigenous culture, and primitivisms of the historic and neo-avant-garde. His dissertation title is “Northwest Coast Native Art Beyond Revival, 1962-1992. Green teaches courses on postmodern and contemporary art and Native American art.

His doctoral research focused on post-war Northwest Coast native art and its interrelation with Euro-American modernism. His criticism, essays, and reviews have appeared in Art in America, frieze, and The Brooklyn Rail, amongst others, and he has contributed catalog essays to the New Museum, Artists Space, the James Gallery, and the Fondation Fernet-Branca. His scholarly research has been published in ARTMargins, Winterthur Portfolioab-Original, and BC Studies, and in 2019 he co-edited issue 11 of SHIFT: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, “BLOOD AND EARTH AND SOIL.”

He is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and a Mario Capelloni Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate Center, CUNY. In 2018-2019, Green was a Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Museum of the American Indian. His research has been further supported by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the International Council for Canadian Studies, the Sealaska Heritage Institute, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. In addition to his Ph.D., Green holds a B.A. from Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., and an M.Phil. from the Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, N.Y.