Lisa Wainwright

Art History Theory and Criticism

Lisa Wainwright is a professor in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, she served as the Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the past 15 years, Lisa has served in major leadership roles for the institution including Dean of the renowned Graduate Program.

As a professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Lisa has authored numerous articles in books and international professional journals, as well as developed an extensive list of exhibition catalogues. She has lectured on topics from Rauschenberg and the history of the found object in art, to Contemporary Art and the rise of a neo-decadent movement at the turn of the 20th century, and has curated multiple exhibitions.

Lisa Wainwright received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, and earned both a Masters and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.