K. Lisa Schiff

After spending about equal amounts of time in the academic world and the art world, K. Lisa Schiff has shifted from seeking hybrid genres — a dissertation about artists’ books; artworks using text — to pursuing writing and artmaking separately. She has terminal degrees in both fields: a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory (with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Pennsylvania), and a M.F.A. in Studio Art (with Honors in Drawing, School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University). Various projects about Agnes Martin preceded her current research on Picasso. She has published in Art in America, Art Journal, Hyperallergic Weekend, Tate Etc., and other venues, and she has been a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) since 2013. Her recent solo exhibition of small drawings, at the Nano Gallery in Washington, DC, was called Out of Joint.