Bill Anthes is a professor in the Art Field Group at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. With a background in studio art, art history and the interdisciplinary field of American Studies, he teaches and writes about art in terms of multimedia practice and intercultural and interspecies exchange. His current research focuses on global indigenous modern and contemporary art in the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific, decolonial methodologies for art history in settler nations such as the United States, Canada, South African, Australia, and New Zealand, and artistic engagements with animals and nonhuman nature. He is author of the books Native Moderns: American Indian Painting, 1940-1960 (Duke University Press, 2006) and Edgar Heap of Birds (Duke University Press, 2015). He is also contributing author to the textbook Reframing Photography: Theory and Practice, by Rebekah Modrak (Routledge, 2010). He has received fellowships and awards from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University, the Rockefeller Foundation/Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal American Indian Quarterly.
Contact: bill_anthes (at) pitzer (dot) edu