Heuer, Megan

Megan Heuer

B.A. Women’s and Gender Studies, Yale University

M.A. Modern Art and Critical Studies, Columbia University

M.A. and PhD Candidate in Art and Archaeology, Princeton University


Megan Heuer studies 20th century art and histories and theories of modernism. She is currently a PhD candidate in Art and Archaeology at Princeton University where she is writing a dissertation on the French artist Fernand Léger and his engagements with the effects of modern media and technologies in the decade after World War I. In addition to her scholarship, Megan is also an active critic for publications including Art in America, Artforum.com, and Paper Monument and has extensive experience as a researcher and educator in museums.
Courses Taught:
LARS 3040A: From Medium to Media


Recent Publications:
“Léger’s Pragmatism,” in Fernand Léger : Reconstruire le réel, 1924-46, exhibition catalogue,
ed. Diana Gay, Musée national Fernand Léger, Biot and Musée des Beaux-Arts Nantes, forthcoming 2014.

“Digital Effects,” Art in America, September 2013

“The Encyclopedic Palace,” Art in America, May 2013

“A Shimmering Analog Memory: Artists’ Films in Pixelvision,” Rhizome.org, April 2013

“Ca. 1993,” in NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, exhibition catalogue, New York: New Museum, 2013.

“On Bachelor Machines,” in Ghosts in the Machine, exhibition catalogue, ed. Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari, New York: New Museum, 2012.

“Charlotte Perriand 1903 – 1999: De la photographie au design and Color Moves:
Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay,” caa.reviews
, June 2012

“Emotional Minimalism: On Yvonne Rainer’s Feelings Are Facts,” Paper Monument 1, 2007.


Research Interests:
  • Intersections of film and the visual arts
  • The history and aesthetics of technology
  •  Psychoanalysis and psychologies of perception
  •  Museums and the history of display

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