Julia Bryan-Wilson is associate professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley. Her writing, which has appeared in Afterall, Aperture, Artforum, Art Journal, Bookforum, October, Oxford Art Journal, and Parkett, among many other venues, centers on feminist and queer theory, artistic labor, performance, and craft histories. She is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era (U California, 2009), Art in the Making: Artists and Their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing (co-authored with Glenn Adamson, Thames & Hudson, 2016), and Fray: Art and Textile Politics (forthcoming U Chicago, 2017). With Andrea Andersson, she is the co-curator of the first major exhibition of the work of Cecilia Vicuña (Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, 2017).
She is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.