• Profile:

    Mira Schor is a painter and writer. Her work has included periods in which gendered narrative and her focus has been representation of language in drawing and paintings. In painting and writing, Schor's areas of interest include the gendered production of art history, the analysis and praxis of painting in post-modern culture, and the relationship between political and conceptual concerns with the materiality of expression. In 2009 Schor had a one-person show at Momenta Art in Brooklyn. She has shows upcoming in NY and LA. A new collection of Schor's writings, A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life, (Duke University Press, 2010) has just been published. The Extreme of the Middle: Writings of Jack Tworkov, edited and annotated by Mira Schor was published in 2009 (Yale University Press). Schor received her MFA in painting from CalArts in 1973. Her honors include awards in painting from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Marie Walsh Sharpe, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundations. In 1999 she was awarded the College Art Association's Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism. She received a 2009 Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant to support her blog project, A Year of Positive Thinking. This will launch spring 2010.Schor is also the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism and Art Culture and co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory and Criticism (both Duke University) and M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. Lectures, readings, and interviews are online on Pennsound and Art International Radio (,

    Research Interests:

    art criticism,art history,criticism,drawing,painting