Dr Lucy Bradnock

Reader in Modern and Contemporary Art and Vice-Dean for Research

I am a specialist in modern and contemporary art in the United States, with a particular focus on histories of art in California and the American West; alternative sites and networks of artistic production and dissemination; Beat culture and counterculture; ecological and ecocritical histories of American art; and the intersection of art, activism, and radical theatre practice.

My publications include No More Masterpieces: Modern Art After Artaud (Yale University Press, 2021), Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator (edited with Courtney J. Martin and Rebecca Peabody, Getty, 2015), and Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980 (edited with Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glen Philips, and Rani Singh, Getty, 2011). My writing is also included in exhibition catalogues produced by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, ICA Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Copenhagen Contemporary, and Barbican Art Gallery, and in art history journals including Art History, Art Journal, Oxford Art Journal, the Getty Research Journal, and the Journal of the Archives of American Art.

I am Editor of the journal Art History, and from 2011-12 was Managing Editor of the Getty Research Journal. I previously served on the Advisory Board of the Terra Foundation-Tate Research Project ‘Refiguring American Art 1945-1980’.