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Suzanne Hudson

Assistant Professor of Art History and Fine Arts

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Phone: (213) 740-4552
Office: VKC 351

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Biographical Sketch

Suzanne Hudson received her Ph.D. from Princeton University, and is currently Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of Southern California. She writes on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on abstraction, painting, process, creativity, pedagogy, and American philosophy as it intersects with aesthetics and institutional discourses. She is co-founder of the Contemporary Art Think Tank and the Society of Contemporary Art Historians, an affiliate society of the College Art Association, for which she currently serves as President Emerita and Chair of the Executive Committee. Hudson's work has appeared in such publications as Parkett, Flash Art, Art Journal, and October; a regular contributor to Artforum since 2004, she also has written numerous essays for international exhibition catalogs and artist monographs and lectured widely. She is the author of Robert Ryman: Used Paint (MIT Press, 2009; 2011) and the co-editor of Contemporary Art: 1989–Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). Her book Painting Now is forthcoming from Thames & Hudson. She is currently at work on a manuscript on Agnes Martin and a study of the therapeutic uses of art in America from WWII to Vietnam.



Ph.D. , Princeton University, 2006
M.A. , Princeton University, 2003
B.A. , University of California, Berkeley, 1999



Dumbadze, Alexander and Hudson, Suzanne (Ed.). (2013). Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present. Wiley-Blackwell. You can read about this book here
Hudson, S. P. (2009). Robert Ryman: Used Paint. The MIT Press. You can read about this book here
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