Nicole L. Woods

Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art

Department: Art, Art History, and Design

Area of Specialization:

modern and contemporary art; global modernism; gender/feminist studies; performance studies; film and new media studies; taste cultures

Nicole L. Woods is a historian of modern and contemporary art history, criticism, and theory with a focus on the Euro-American neo-avant-garde, performance and conceptual art, gender studies, critical race theory, taste cultures, time-based media and the history of photography. Her current book project is the first in-depth study of the pioneering and diverse practice of Fluxus artist Alison Knowles (b.1933). A second project surveys the convergence of feminism, political radicalism, and expanded media practices in the late 1960s-2000s. Woods’s present research also includes a consideration of the widespread use of food as an object of consumption and social critique in the work of several late 20th century artists, including Bonnie Shirk, Martha Rosler, Gordon Matta-Clark, Tom Marioni, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Gender Studies Courses:

  • The Body As Medium: Gender And Performance Art
  • Global Modern and Contemporary Art

Phone: (574) 631-1501
Office: 113 Decio