Mira Schor

Part Time Faculty

Mira Schor is an artist and writer noted for her advocacy of painting in a post-medium visual culture and for her contributions to feminist art history. Operating in the nexus of language, painting, and theory, Schor has continually imbued formalism with political urgency. The central theme in recent work is the experience of living in a moment of incipient fascism, climate collapse, and accelerated time, set against the powerful pull of older notions of craft and visual pleasure. Schor received her MFA from CalArts where she was a member of the CalArts Feminist Art Program & a participant in the historic feminist art installation Womanhouse. She is the recipient of awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, & Pollock-Krasner Foundations, of the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism & the 2019 Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as a feminist painter, art historian & critic. She is the author of A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life, & of Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture; of the blog A Year of Positive Thinking, & co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G. Schor is represented by Lyles & King in NYC.