Dr Alison Green

Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Criticism Communication and Curation

Central Saint Martins


Alison Green holds a PhD from Oxford Brookes and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and is Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Criticism, Communication and Curation course at Central Saint Martins. She is an art historian, critic and curator with twin interests in contemporary art and the legacies of Modernism.

Research interests

Critical theory, modernism, theories of history, practices of curating and criticism.

Research statement

My research is concerned with the changing interpretations, both visual and historical, of works of art and avant-garde practices in the Postwar period, particularly the sometimes competing pressures between subjectivity and conventionality in artistic representations.

In addition to writing and giving talks on contemporary art, I am currently working on several research-based projects: a book on art in New York at the end of the 1950s; an exhibition project on the late 60s work of Carolee Schneemann; an exhibition of drawings by the installation artist Paul Dickerson; and a book on artist-curators.


Gustavo Grandal Montero, Concrete poetry, conceptual art and the 'turn to language' in the 1960s.

John Miers, How do comics use metaphor to create narratives from drawn marks?

Selected research outputs