Gregory Volk: Quest and Spectacle: Emerson, Barnum, and American Art

Department of Art Spring 2011 Lecture Series

Gregory Volk is a New York–based art critic and freelance curator. He writes regularly for Art in America, and his articles and reviews have appeared in many other publications. Among his recent contributions to exhibition catalogues are essays on Joan Jonas (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007) and Bruce Nauman (Milwaukee Art Museum, 2006). His essay on Vito Acconci is featured in Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body, 1969–1973, published by Charta in 2007. Together with Sabine Russ, Volk has curated numerous exhibitions, including Agitation and Repose at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York; Public Notice: Paintings in Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis; and Surface Charge at the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Volk received his bachelor of arts from Colgate University and his master of arts from Columbia University and is an associate professor at the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.