I am an Australian-born historian of modern American art and visual culture based at the University of Pittsburgh.
My research strives to locate works of art within the histories of global capitalism and consumption. My interests include transnational modernisms, studio practice, artistic self-fashioning, patrons and patronage, advertising, mass media, consumer culture and the intersections between artistic, political and economic life.
Contact Alex J. Taylor Assistant Professor and Academic Curator Department of History of Art and Architecture University of Pittsburgh Frick Fine Arts Building Pittsburgh PA 15260
In the 1960s, multinational corporations faced new image problems—and turned to the art world for some unexpected solutions.More
James Rosenquist: Visualizing the 1960s Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, 2020 Available on Amazon Focusing on the pivotal decade in Rosenquist's career, this exhibition catalogue explores how his paintings push the limits of perception. More
Modern American Art at Tate 1945-1980 Tate Research Publication, 2019 Available Online This online edited publication features in-depth studies of individual artworks in Tate’s collection, written by leading scholars, as well as essays exploring Tate’s history of collecting and exhibiting American art. More