Art & Design

Lisa Claypool

Associate Professor, History of Art, Design, & Visual Culture

Office: FAB 3-89B
Phone: (780) 248-1758
Website: Mactaggart Collection

Areas of Teaching and Research

Modern Shanghai’s visual culture; figurative painting in China, 18th-century to the present; contemporary art, theory and criticism; exhibition culture


MA University of Chicago, 1990; MA University of Oregon, 1994; PhD Stanford University, 2001

Lisa Claypool publishes widely on Shanghai’s visual culture, exhibition culture in China, and has curated and published a series of essays and interviews about contemporary art. She is currently at work on two projects: a book about the mediation of science through visual arts in Republican-era Shanghai and Beijing, and; an article entitled "Metadomesticity" about the contemporary artist Yin Xiuzhen. Prior to coming to the University of Alberta, she taught at Reed College and Lewis and Clark College.

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