Highlights

EDUCATION 
2013 Ph.D., Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA                           1999 M.A. Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, NY                      
1983 B.A. Liberal Arts (Economics), The University of Texas, Austin, TX           1983 B.S. Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION Philosophy of Art, Environmental Philosophy, and Action Theory
 
AREAS OF COMPETENCE Engineering/Design Ethics, Philosophy of Perception, and Moral Philosophy
 
PUBLISHED BOOKS
2017 Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017  (Sittard, NL:
           De Domijnen Hegendaagse Kunst)
2016 Patricia Johanson's Environmental Remedies: Connecting Soil to
           Water
, Sue Spaid (ed.) (Lancaster: Millersville University) 
2012 Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots     
          
(Cincinnati: Contemporary Arts Center)
         A Field Guide to Patricia Johanson’s Work: Built, Proposed, Collected
            and Published
(Baltimore: Contemporary Museum)
2002 Ecovention: Current Art to Transform Ecologies (Cincinnati: Contemporary
           Arts Center)   
2000 Eileen Cowin: Work 1971-1998 (Pasadena: Armory Center for the Arts)
1995 Under Construction: Rethinking Images of Identity (Pasadena: Armory
         Center for the Arts)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS      
2018 “Mad Men and Pop Art,” Danto Handbook, Lydia Goehr and Jonathan
            Gilmore (eds.) (London: Blackwell)
         “A Philosophical Approach for Distinguishing ‘Green Design’ from
             Environmental Art,” Advancements in the Philosophy of Design, Pieter
             Vermaas and Stéphane Vial (eds.) (Dordrecht: Springer)  
         “Book Review for the Cognitive Penetrability of Perception,” Journal of
             Aesthetics and Art Criticism
, 76:1(Winter).
2016 “The Kinship Model: Why Biodiverse Cities Matter,” Ana Rita Ferreira
             (ed.), Philosophica, 48:2 (Fall)
         “Revisiting Ventzislavov’s Thesis ‘Curating Should be Thought of as a Fine
             Art’,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism , 74:1 (Winter), pp .87-91.
         (co-authored with Jean-François Paquay), “The 0 km Movement:
             Everyday Eaters Enjoying Edible Environments,”The Journal of
             Somaesthetics
, Issue 2.
         “Danto’s Artworld: Nine Indiscernible Red Squares and Nine Distinct
              Contents,” Arte y Filosofía en Arthur Danto, Sixto J. Castro y Francisca
             Pérez Carreño (eds.) (Murcia: Universidad de Murcia).
2015 “The Future of Environmental Art or Reimagining a Sustainable Art 
             Practice? Real-world Problems,” Sustainable Art: Facing the Need for
             Regeneration, Responsibility and Relations
, Anna Markowska (ed.)
             (Warsaw-Toruń:Tako Publishing)
         “Aesthetics is the ‘Philosophy of Our Wordless World,” Aesthetic
             Investigations,
1:1
         “Biodiversity: Regarding Its Role as an Aesthetic Indicator,” Rivista di
             Estetica
, 59 (02/2015)
2013 “Being Here: Representationally Characterized Events or Not” Arthur Danto
           
 (Carbondale: The Library of Living Philosophers)
2009 “GAC: Four Places, Many Faces, and Thousands of Races” 
              Guglielmo Achille Cavellini
(GAC Foundation: Brescia)
2005 Ruby Osorio (catalog) (St. Louis: Contemporary Art Museum)
2003 "Ecoventions qua an Arendtian Account of Freedom, Action, and Miracles” 
              Landscape & Art, Number 29, Summer 2003, p. 13-15. 
2003 “A Political Life: Open Systems and Arendtian Aesthetics” Ethics & the
              Environment
, ed. by Chris Cuomo, Indiana University Press, Spring,
              pp. 93-101.
2002 “Phenomenological Phoenix” Sharon Ellis (catalog) Long Beach: 
              Long Beach Museum of Art)
1998 "Beauty as Duty," Less or More, ed. Sylvere Lotringer (Pasadena:Arts  
              Center College of Design)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS      
 2017 “Bellissima! Reassessing Access to Redress Mass Art (from Nirvana to
              Mardi Gras),” American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, New
              Orleans, LA.
         “Performing Visual Artworks: An Instance with Every
               Presentation,”  Nederlands Genootschap voor Esthetica,
               Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL.
         “The Strong Mobility Thesis: Re-evaluating Urban Greenspace’s
               Productive Capacity,” International Institute of Applied Aesthetics,
               Lahti, FI.
2016 “Art Fashion or Art that Prompts Art Responses?,” Respondent to Larry
               Shiner’s paper “Is Fashion Art? The Case of Avant-Garde Fashion,”
               American Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, Seattle, WA.
        “The Birth of Movements: Historical Twists and Turns,” EASA, Philadelphia,
                US.
        “Why Environmental Aesthetics Needs both Science and Art,” Zachęta
                National Gallery, Warsaw, PL.  
2015 “Do Posthumous Productions Count as Finished Artworks?,” American
                Society for Aesthetics, National Meeting, Savannah, GA
         “Aesthetics of Care,” Feminist Research Today, National Meeting,
                Savannah, GA
         “The Birth of Movements,” New Frontiers, SEP-FEP 2015 Conference,
                Dundee, UK
         “BiodiverCity: Biodiversity’s Ecological and Aesthetic Dimension for Cities,”
                Sustainable City Life, International Institute for Applied Aesthetics,
                Lahti, FI
         “Performing Artworks,” plus Chair of “Philosophical Problems Arising from
                Studio Practices,” American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Meeting, 
                Philadelphia, PA
2014  “Danto’s ‘Artworld’: Nine Indiscernible Red Squares and Nine Distinct
               Contents,” Spanish and Portugese Society of Aesthetics, University
               of Valladolid, Valladolid, SP.
          “Rethinking Positive Aesthetics: How Nature’s Fans Avoid Becoming its
               Foes,” SEP-FEP Joint Annual Conference: Philosophy After Nature,
               Utrecht University, NL.
           "Cartesian Space: Present Before but not to Us" (Respondent to Mary
               Wiseman "Violence and Stillness in Art") American Society of
               Aesthetics Eastern, Philadelphia PA
2013    “Candidates for Reception” American Society of Aesthetics, National
               Meeting, San Diego CA 
           "The Future of Environmental Art," The 1ST International Nature Art
                Curator’s Conference
, Seoul, SK
           ”On Doing Something: Novelty, Irritation and Entropy” Values in the
                Environment: Relations and Conflicts
, Lahti, FI
            “Work, Artworks and Events” American Society of Aesthetics, Eastern
                 Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
2012     “The Role of Exhibitions in Conceptualizing Artworks,” American Society
                 of Aesthetics, Eastern Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
2010     “Conditions of Possibility” Respondent to Robert Fudge’s “Rational
                 Justifiability Approach” American Society of Aesthetics-Eastern
                 Division Conference, Philadelphia, PA
             “Reconfiguring the Global Environmental Justice Paradigm:
                 Groundwater Justice’s Prior Status” Integrating Development and
                 Climate Change Ethics, 
Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State
                 University, State College, PA
             “Amending Museums’ Biases Against Working Collectively and
                 Exhibiting Collectives”Collectively Stonybrook University Manhattan,
                 New York City, NY
             “On the Problem of Scrupulosity: Regulation or Reconciliation?” Sects
                 and Sexuality: Issues of Division and Diversity,
Florida State
                 University, Tallahassee, FL (Temple University Travel Award)
2009      “Rewalking the Public Square: Are Social Networking Sites
                 (Just) Social?” Hannah Arendt Circle (Temple University Trvl Award)
              “Ecoventions qua an Arendtian Account of Freedom, Action and
                 Miracles” Art + Social Responsibility Conference, University of
                 Toronto, Toronto Canada (Conference Graduate Student Stipend
                 Award)
2007      “The Science of Art” Environment, Aesthetic Engagement and Public
                 Sphere: The Stakes in Landscape
Laboratoire Dynamiques Sociales 
                 et Recomposition des Espaces, Paris, France (Temple University
                 Travel Award) 

ART CRITICISM                
H art    (published 33) International Reviews            2013-2016 
ArtUS (published 54 articles) Contributors Board       2003-2012
Art/Text (published 12 articles) Contributing Editor  1999-2003 
VILLAGE Voice (published 5 articles)                                1999
LA Weekly  (published 7 articles)                             1997-1998
Art Papers  (published 6 articles)                             1997-1998
Art in America (published 1 article)                                 1997 
Art issues.   (published 3 articles)                            1989-1990

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Drexel University, Department of English and Philosophy, Philadelphia, PA                                            Winter-Fall 2010 
Pennsylvania State University, College of Liberal Arts, Abington, PA                                                       Fall 2007-Spring 2008 
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.        Fall 2006-Spring 2008 
University of Cincinnati, School of Art, Cincinnati, OH                                                                                   Spring 2004-2006
Salon with Sue Spaid, Cincinnati, OH       Fall 2003-Spring 2004
Washington University, St. Louis, MO       Fall 2000-Spring 2002
Otis College of Art, Los Angeles CA      Spring 1996-Spring 1998
Claremont Graduate School, Claremont CA                  Fall 1996
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA                                                                                   Spring 1993-Summer 1998
MAJOR GRANTS                                                     
2017 BankGiro Loterij Grant to support "Ecovention Europe" projects, De
     Domijnen Hegendaagse Kunst, Sittard, NL
2017 Danish Arts Council, Danish artists exhibiting in "Ecovention Europe."
2015 Mutinous Stars Foundation to support philosophical research
2010 Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Award, $150,000 for “Green Acres,”      
     Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2009 NEA 2010 Grant Award: Access to Artistic Excellence- Visual Arts, $20,000, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
Executive Director contemporary museum Dec 2010-May 2012 
Responsible for museum’s day-to-operations, including organizing exhibitions, strategizing and carrying-out fund-raising events, leading seven educational programs, and managing membership and public outreach events.  
Curator  The Abington Art Center Jenkintown, PA                                                                                          Sept. 2007-2009
Curator The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH.                                                                      October 1999-July 2002
Owner/Director Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles CA                                                                          June 1990-January 1995 

INDEPENDENT CURATOR
2017 "Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies," De Domijnen
          Hedendaagse Kunst, Sittard, NL
2017 "De Wind Deed Het," Windowbow, Mechelen, BE
2015 "Patricia Johanson's Environmental Remedies: Connecting Soil to Water,"
          Millersville University, Millersville, PA
2009 "Microfibers" Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007 "Shrinking Cities" (reconfigured from Detroit shows) for Spaces, Cleveland,
          OH
2006 "Mississippi Biennial," Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MI
2005 "View Do" The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
2002 "Beatitudes Betrayed," Mt. Sterling, KY (traveled in KY)
2001 Northwest Pacific Annual, Bellevue, WA
2000 "Still (and All): Eileen Cowin Survey," Armory Center for the Arts, 
          Pasadena, CA (traveled to UMBC Gallery, Baltimore, Southeast Center  
          for Photography, Daytona, FL and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati,
          OH) 
2000 "Used and Amused," Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 "Cremolata Flotage" Andrew Barbieri Ferry, New York Harbor, NY
1999 "Surface <=> Structure," Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont University,
          Claremont, CA
1998 "Comestible Compost" Pavilions, West Hollywood, CA
1997 "Individually Twisted" Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
        "Working out the Kinks" Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
         "Polymorphous Memorialus" Post, Los Angeles, CA
1995  "Strappy Sandals and Skinny Belts," Victoria Room and Push! (traveled to
           Murray Feldman Gallery @ Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles)
1995 "Action Station:Exploring Open Systems," Santa Monica Museum of Art,
           Santa Monica, CA
1995 "Par Avion," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
         "Postmarked LA" PPOW, New York City, NY
         "Under Construction: Rethinking Images of Identity," Armory Center for   
            the Arts, Pasadena, CA
1993 "The Layered Look" Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         "Appraising the Preternatural" (co-curated with Michael Anderson), Pat 
            Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986 "On the Waterfront" Jay Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

                                                                                                               
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