Julie Reiss, Art Historian

Welcome to my author page

On Earth Day, April 22, 2021 I will be moderating a discussion at Christie’s Education on contemporary art and the climate crisis, followed by three related lectures the following week. Register for the complimentary webinar and/or the lecture program here: https://www.christies.edu/new-york/courses/continuing-education/short-course/Art%20and%20Sustainability%20in%20the%20Climate%20Crisis

Read an interview with me:

What Art Can Teach us about the Anthropocene


I am enjoying a successful career in the New York art world with experience ranging from teaching at the graduate level, designing academic programs, museum education, writing and curating. I recently directed a Masters program in Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie’s Education, New York. A pioneering scholar in installation art, I’m the author of From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation Art (MIT Press, 1999). For the past seven years my focus has been on contemporary art in the climate crisis. I’m the editor of Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene (Vernon Press, 2018). I earned my Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center of CUNY.

Phong Bui, Portrait of Julie Reiss, 2019. Pencil on paper, 15 x 11:. Courtesy of the artist.