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Feeser, Andrea V.

Feeser, Andrea V.

Professor of Art and Architectural History


Ph.D., City University of New York; M.Phil., City University of New York; B.A., Williams College

Andrea Feeser received a BA in 1984 from Williams College with a double major in History and Art History.  In 1996, she received a PhD in modern and contemporary art history, theory, and criticism from the City University of New York Graduate Center.  Jack Flam and Linda Nochlin supervised her dissertation, on Picasso’s art and politics from 1942 – 1962.

Feeser has taught courses at the Purchase campus of the State University of New York, the Hayward campus of the California State University, and the California College of Arts and Crafts.  She was Assistant and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Hawaii, Manoa from 1996 – 2002, and is currently Associate Professor of Art History at Clemson University.

Feeser has published widely on modern and contemporary art and visual culture, and edits for Parlor Press the book series Aesthetic Critical Inquiry. In 1998 Feeser and the artist Gaye Chan founded DownWind Productions—a collaborative of activists, artists and educators—to explore the past and present effects of colonialism and capitalism in Waikîkî.  DownWind Productions distributes information through the public art project Historic Waikiki (, and the book Forgetting and Remembering Waikiki Historic Waikiki was featured in the 2004 New York Asia Society exhibition Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific (