Dr. Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor earned her B.A. in art history at Roosevelt University and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Before joining the faculty at Portland State University, she had been a museum curator and newspaper critic as well as a professor of art history. Devoted to the study of modern and contemporary art from feminist and psychoanalytic perspectives, she has written articles and exhibition and book reviews for American Art, American Craft, Art Journal, Art News, ArtUS, the Chicago Sun-Times, Dialogue, Fiberarts, the New Art Examiner, and Oregonian. She is corresponding editor from Portland for Art in America.

Professor Taylor’s book on German-born Surrealist Hans Bellmer, The Anatomy of Anxiety (MIT Press), appeared in 2000. Scholarly essays on Jackson Pollock and Grant Wood followed, her essay "Grant Wood's Family Album" winning the Smithsonian’s Patricia and Philip Frost Prize for 2005. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the American Association of University Women, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Society for the Preservation of American Modernists.