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About  Lucy Bowditch

Dr. Lucy Bowditch serves as an art history professor at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and offers a variety of courses on the history of modern and contemporary art, photography, and art criticism. Additionally, Dr. Lucy Bowditch manages the college’s Visiting Artists Program, for which she coordinates artists and art professionals to deliver presentations and critique student works.

An art history professional with nearly three decades of teaching experience, Dr. Lucy Bowditch has delivered papers at a range of conferences including the College Art Association Conference, the Southern Humanities Council Conference, the Popular Culture Conference, the South Western Art History Conference among others. Dr. Bowditch recently presented her paper "Voyeur in the Modern Metropolis: From High Rise to High Security" at the Southern Humanities Conference.

She has published numerous articles including: “The Turning Point: The National Arts Club and Alfred Stieglitz” in Exposure; “Unpacking Pollock’s ‘Male and Female’: Art Persona, Hermaphrodite, Anima, and Individuation,” an article on art and psycho-analysis in a special 2008 double issue of Source: Notes in the History of Art ; and “The Reluctant Muse,” an essay on painter Mark Greenwold in a 2010 issue of Art Criticism.

Her book contributions include “Considering Kuspit on the Teutonic Chill and Other Crises in Contemporary Art,” a chapter in Dialectical Conversations: Donald Kuspit’s Art Criticism, Liverpool University Press, 2011, and “The Church of the Ascension, New York City: Environment, Ritual, and the Philosophy of Art,” a co-authored chapter in the e-book, Ruminations: Selected Philosophical, Historical, and Ideological Papers (Vol. 1), sections on public art in New York City, New Haven, and Detroit in Art & Place: Site specific Art of the Americas, Phaidon Press, October 2013.

During the last decade, she has written extensively for Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, a scholarly journal published as part of the Visual Studies Workshop.

Before becoming a member of Saint Rose’s faculty, Dr. Lucy Bowditch taught at the Pace University, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. She also taught courses for Hunter College in the spring of 1988 and the summer of 1989. Her educational background includes degrees from the University of Chicago and Bowdoin College, where she majored in art history.

Work experience

Aug 1995Present

Professor of Art History

The College of Saint Rose



The University of Chicago
Sep 1973May 1977


Bowdoin College
Sep 1961Jun 1973


Spence School