Art and Art History Faculty
Jenni Sorkin, Assistant ProfessorContemporary Art and Critical Studies
Fine Arts Building, Room 104-B
Email | 713-743-2840
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MA, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
MA and PhD, Yale University
Dr. Sorkin's work examines the confluence of gender and material culture within modern and contemporary art history, theory and criticism. She is currently completing a book manuscript, titled Live Form: Craft as Participation, which examines the legacy of Black Mountain College, craft pedagogy, and the history of ceramics from 1952 to 1975. Her writing has appeared in the New Art Examiner, Art Journal, Art Monthly, NU: The Nordic Art Review, Frieze, The Journal of Modern Craft, Modern Painters, and Third Text. She has written numerous in-depth catalog essays on feminist art and material culture topics. She has been an invited lecturer at Cal Arts, Cornell University, Dia Beacon, Ohio University, the School of Visual Arts, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, the Textile Museum of Canada, and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. In 2010, she co-organized "Blind Spots/Puntos Ciegos: Feminisms, Cinema, and Performance," for the eight edition of SITAC, the International Symposium of Contemporary Art Theory, held in Mexico City. She has been awarded fellowships from the ACLS/Luce Foundation and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of the 2004 Art Journal Award, given by the College Art Association.