Lecturer – Art History
Karen Kurczynski teaches history of art and graphic design (especially 19th and 20th centuries) at Northeastern. She received her PhD in art history in 2005 from New York University, specializing in European art in the 1950s and the Danish artist Asger Jorn. Her writings on Jorn and the Situationist International have appeared in Res, Third Text, Artforum, and the anthology Abstract Expressionism: An International Language (Rutgers University Press, 2007). She is currently working on a scholarly introduction to Asger Jorn’s work, as well as co-curating a “dialogic retrospective” of Jorn’s inspirations and collaborations for the 2014 Jorn centennial at the Museum Jorn in Denmark. She also writes on contemporary drawing (“Drawing Is the New Painting,” Art Journal, Spring 2011) and publishes occasional exhibition and book reviews for Art Papers, Women’s Art Journal, and Artforum. She has taught modern and contemporary art history at Massachusetts College of Art, Pratt Institute, New York University, the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Pace University, SUNY New Paltz, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she was a gallery lecturer until 2010.