Ed’s research focuses upon art made after 1945 in Europe and North America, and in particular upon problems of artistic autonomy, the history and theory of drawing, and the relationship between image and text. Ed’s first monograph Rauschenberg/Dante: Drawing a Modern Inferno, was published by Yale University Press in May 2017. He has written catalogue essays for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, and the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. His articles have appeared in Art History, Oxford Art Journal, The Burlington MagazineMaster Drawings, and Art in America.


Career History

Ed joined the Department of Art History and World Art Studies in 2015. For the previous seven years he was a lecturer in History of Art at University College Cork, Ireland, and prior to that taught at University College London, University of York, and Camberwell College of Art and Design. Ed has also worked as a curator, organising exhibitions of contemporary art, and is founding co-editor of the contemporary arts review magazine, Enclave Review (the magazine’s online archive is here).


Academic Background

B.A. History of Art, Nottingham University, 2000

M.A. History of Art, University College London, 2002

Ph.D. History of Art, University College London, 2007

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