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 Associate Professor Department of History of Art and Architecture University of Pittsburgh Frick Fine Arts Building Pittsburgh PA 15260 Visit my faculty profile
In the 1960s, multinational corporations faced new image problems—and turned to the art world for some unexpected solutions.More
Sue Fuller: Into the Composition Ridinghouse and Luxembourg + Co., 2022 Pre-order via Artbook.com The first monographic study of the pioneering abstract artist Sue Fuller (1914-2006, Pittsburgh, PA), featuring essays by Alex J. Taylor and Christina Weyl. 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