Meredith Mowder

Meredith Mowder is an art historian specializing in the lifecycles of artist communities, performance, and modes of artistic exchange. She received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center, CUNY, in 2021. She has taught courses on modern and contemporary art at Hunter College and Parsons, and from 2013–2017 she was a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her writing has been featured in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, The Brooklyn Rail, and numerous other publications. She is currently working on a book about the economics of performance in downtown New York City during the late 1970s and 1980s.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Economic developmentĀ 
  • Interdisciplinary art
  • Performance art
  • Real estate development
  • Sculpture
  • Urbanism
  • Visual representation
  • History of New York City
  • Artist Communities
  • Art Economies
  • Performance
  • Subcultures
  • Popular Culture

Classes (Selected)

  • ART 3805 On/Off The Grid: Mapping Artist Communities of Modern New York City
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