Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Fine Arts

Paula Wisotzki, Ph.D.

Title/s: Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Office #: Mundelein 904

Phone: 773.508.8306

E-mail: pwisots@luc.edu


Paula Wisotzki is Associate Professor of Art History at Loyola University Chicago. She graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark College in her home town of Portland, Oregon. Having earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University, she taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago before coming to Loyola in 1993. At Loyola she is a member of the graduate faculty and is affiliated with the Gender Studies and Women's Studies Program. She is a long-time board member of the Midwest Art History Society and served a term as President of this regional professional organization of academics and museum professionals.  She was an area editor for the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (5 vols. Oxford University Press, 2011). Her recent research and publications have focused on Dorothy Dehner’s early career and her interests in radical history and contemporary modern dance. She has also published several articles exploring David Smith’s art through the lens of his political engagement, including “Artist and Worker: The Labour of David Smith” in Oxford Art Journal (2005).  She is the editor, with Helen Langa, American University, of the anthology American Women Artists, 1935-1970:  Gender, Culture and Politics, Ashgate, forthcoming January, 2016.  She was named a "Master Teacher" in Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences for 2006-2007.


Ph.D., Northwestern University