Catherine McCormack

Catherine McCormack is the author of Women in the Picture: Women, Art and the Power of Looking a polemic about patriarchy, feminism, and art history, published by WW. Norton (US) and Icon Books (UK) in 2021. I’m also the author of The Art of Looking Up which is a collection of forty fine art ceilings from around the world, published by White Lion (2019). In 2019 I was guest curator at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London and curated an acclaimed two-part show on contemporary art and motherhood.

When not writing and curating I can be found teaching art history at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where I am the course leader for the summer school on Women and Art and have developed courses on art, race, and gender. I have a PhD in Art History from UCL where I worked as a Teaching Fellow, and I have appeared on BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour, Sky News and BBC Breakfast talking about art.

Books in order of publication:

A Hedonist’s Guide to Rome – 2006

The Art of Looking Up – 2019

Women in the Picture: What Culture Does with Female Bodies – 2021

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