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Dr Alison Green

Programme Director, Culture and Enterprise
Central Saint Martins
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Alison  Green


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.

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.


Current research students

  • Gustavo Grandal Montero, Concrete poetry, conceptual art and the 'turn to language' in the 1960s. (Lead supervisor)
  • Janice Dorothy Mitchell, Inside/Outside and Beyond: Framing Critical Practice as Institutional Critique and Critical Theory (Lead supervisor)

Past research students

  • John Miers, How do comics use metaphor to create narratives from drawn marks? (Lead supervisor)