Annika Marie - Columbia College Chicago

Annika Marie

Interim Associate Dean
Associate Professor


Annika Marie is Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Chair of the Art and Art History Department at Columbia College Chicago, where she studies and teaches modern and contemporary art history and theory. She has written reviews and art criticism for Art issues, X-tra, and; curated exhibitions such as Picturing the Studio, which she co-organized with Michelle Grabner for the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and organized a “performance” Festschrift for Moira Roth on the occasion of her 77th birthday that was hosted at the Poor Farm, an arts residency in Manawa, Wisconsin. Her scholarship addressing theories, practices, and politics of American abstract painting in the mid-twentieth century can be found in the essays “Action Painting Fourfold: Harold Rosenberg and an Arena in Which to Act,” in The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists (University of Chicago Press, 2010); and “Ad Reinhardt: Mystic or Materialist? Priest or Proletarian?,” in The Art Bulletin (December 2014). In addition, she has been a Critical Studies fellow of the Core Program of the Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and a Marie Walsh Sharpe Fine Arts Foundation fellow. Marie received a B.A. in art history from Mills College, Oakland, California; an M.A. in art history from Columbia University, New York; and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.

Instructional Areas

modern and contemporary art history/theory/criticism, 20th Century Art History, Art 1945 to 1980, Contemporary Art: 1980 to the Present, Art Theory Seminar, Art Discourse and Research, Written Thesis

Creative Practice and Research Interests

modern and contemporary art history/theory/criticism, Ad Reinhardt, Barnett Newman, Harold Rosenberg, critical materialist aesthetics, abstract painting


B.A., Art History Mills College 1995
M.A., Art History and Archaeology Columbia University 1996
Ph.D., Art History University of Texas-Austin 2006