Julie Reiss, Art Historian

Welcome to my author page

Read my recent blog post on art and sustainability:


Watch a recent panel discussion with me:

Art and Science in the Anthropocene


I am a Ph.D. art historian with experience ranging from teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, designing academic programs, museum education, writing and curating. For a number of years I 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 decade my focus in my teaching and writing has been on the role art can play in shifting paradigms and raising awareness of the climate crisis. I’m the editor of Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene (Vernon Press, 2019).

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