Part-Time Lecturer, Visual Studies
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Rachel Churner is an art critic, editor, and director of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation. She owned and operated Churner and Churner, a contemporary art gallery in New York, from 2011 to 2015. Her writings, including feature articles on Barbara Hammer, Maren Hassinger, and Yvonne Rainer, have appeared in Artforum and October magazine, among other publications. Churner was a recipient of the 2018 Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and was the editor of Hans Haacke (MIT Press, 2015), Jordan Kantor: Selected Exhibitions 2006–2016 (no place press, 2017) and two volumes of writings by film historian Annette Michelson (MIT Press, 2017 and 2020), as well as exhibition catalogues on Jaime Davidovich, Charlotte Posenenske and James Ensor, among others. As a founder of No Place Press, she has published Yvonne Rainer’s Revisions (2020), Pamela M. Lee’s Glen Park Library: A Fairy Tale of Disruption (2019), Anne Walsh’s Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh (2019). Churner holds degrees in Art History from Stanford University and Columbia University and currently teaches in the Department of Visual Studies at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School.