Julie Reiss, Ph.D.
Art Historian; Lecturer, Sustainability Management
Julie Reiss is an art historian with a focus on artistic responses to the climate crisis. She has spoken on panels related to art and the climate crisis, including “Shifting Domains: Artists Respond to the Threatened Ecological Commons" (Marfa Ballroom Dialogues, 2013) and “Landscape and Anthropocene” (College Art Association, 2016). She chaired a panel on art in the Anthropocene at the 2017 Conference for the Council for European Studies and is the editor of Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene (2019). In 2019, she organized the symposium “The Role of Art in the Environmental Crisis” held at Christie’s Education and was the guest critic on the same theme for the Brooklyn Rail. Recently, Dr. Reiss organized and moderated the panel “Climate Change: Art and Action” for Baruch College, NY.
A pioneering scholar in the field of installation art, she is also the author of From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation Art (1999), in addition to numerous articles and reviews. She was previously director of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, an accredited M.A. program at Christie’s Education. Currently, she is teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on art and climate change. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the CUNY Graduate Center.
• Art and Sustainability