Chloe Wyma’s writing engages a variety of topics, from women artists of the 1960s and 1970s to technologies of surveillance to the resurgence of realist and representational modes of painting and drawing, the focus of her forthcoming series of essays and reviews. Looking at the intersection of feminism and identity-based politics in cultural discourse and the revaluation of figuration in contemporary art, she will argue that the contemporary “return of the figure” isn’t simply a nostalgic revival, but a response to a convergence of recent political, cultural, and technological shifts.

Wyma is an art critic and PhD student in art history at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is a regular contributor to Artforum; her writing has also appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Village Voice, the Art Newspaper, New York Magazine, MOMUS, the Architectural Review, Guernica, the New Inquiry, Dissent, and the Brooklyn Rail, where she has served as an associate art editor. She has taught art history at Baruch College and was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Queens Museum.