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Caroline A Jones

Caroline A Jones

United States

Caroline A Jones studies modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on its technological modes of production, distribution, and reception. Trained in visual studies and art history at Harvard, she did graduate work at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York before completing her PhD at Stanford University in 1992.

Prior to completing her degree in art history, she worked in museum administration and exhibition curating, holding positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1977-83) and the Harvard University Art Museums (1983-85) while making two documentary films. In addition to these institutions, his exhibitions and/or films have been presented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, the Hara Museum in Tokyo, the Boston University Art Gallery, and the List Visual Art Center at MIT, among other venues.

She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (among others), and has been awarded fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies (2013-14), the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College (2009-10), the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art de Paris (2006-07), the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and the Max Planck Institüt (2001-02), the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1994-95), and the Stanford Center for the Humanities (1986-87).

Her books include Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg's Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (2005), Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist (1996/98, winner of the Smithsonian Institution's Charles Eldredge Award); Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950-1965 (1990, recipient of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco Silver Medal); and Modern Art at Harvard (1985). He has edited Sensorium: Embodied experience, technology, and contemporary art (2006) and co-edited Picturing Science, Producing Art (1998) and Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense (2016). He has published on topics ranging from Francis Picabia to John Cage to new media art and biennial culture in journals such as Artforum, Critical Inquiry, Res, Science in Context, caareviews online, Texte zur Kunst, and Cahiers du Musée national d'art moderne. Jones's current research interests include globalism, artist agency, and new media art, which is the focus of his latest book The Global Work of Art (2016).

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