Katy Deepwell joined Middlesex University in August 2013 as Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism.
She is an art critic and writes art history and art criticism about 20th and 21st century art with a specialism in feminist art criticism and theory about contemporary women artists. She has been teaching in higher education since 1986, including academic posts as: Head of Research Training and Reader in Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism, University of the Arts, London (2004-2010) Research Fellow in Art and Design Department at University of Ulster, Belfast (1999-2002) Senior Lecturer in Art Theory at Oxford Brookes University (1995-1996) In addition, she has taught at many other colleges and Universities including:- Goldsmiths College, University of London; University of Copenhagen; Farnham (now UCCA); Canterbury and Maidstone (once KIAD, now UCCA). She was a Leverhulme Research Fellow in 2008-2009. She is the founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal (started in 1998).
She has a PhD in Art History from Birkbeck College, University of London, MA Social History of Art, University of Leeds, BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) St Martins School of Art.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Katy Deepwell is co-ordinating Research Degree Students in Fine Art, with Anne Massey, Director of Research Students. She will be leading the 2nd year art theory module in Fine Art and working with 3rd year dissertation students.
Her books include: Women Artists in Britain Between the Two World Wars: 'A Fair Field and No Favour' (Manchester University Press, September 2010) ISBN 978-0-7190-8080-7
Dialogues: Women Artists from Ireland. (London: IB Tauris, 2005). ISBN 1-85043-621-5
Ten Decades: The Careers of Ten Women Artists born 1897-1906, Exhibition Catalogue of Arts Council Touring Exhibition, Norwich Gallery, NIAD, April 1992, ISBN 1-872482-05-8.
Her edited / co-edited books include: (co-edited with Mila Bredikhina) The Gender, Theory and Art Anthology: 1970-2000 (Moscow: Rosspen Publishing House, 2005) ISBN: 5-8243-0595-1
Editor of Women Artists and Modernism(Manchester University Press, June, 1998) ISBN 0-7190-5082-0
Editor of Art Criticism and Africa (Saffron Books, July 1997) ISBN 1-872843-13-1
Editor (& introductory essay) New Feminist Art Criticism: Critical Strategies (Manchester University Press, 1995) ISBN 0-7190-4258-5
Research Outputs & Interests
Doctoral students welcome in the following areas of : fine art (practice and theory); art theory and criticism; feminist art history, criticism and curation. She welcomes projects which want to explore feminism, trans-nationalism and international collaborations and ideas in contemporary art practices.
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
In 2008-2009, Katy Deepwell was a Leverhulme Research Fellow, for a 9-month research sabbatical from UAL.
In 2010, her book Women Artists Between the Wars (Manchester University Press) was funded by a publishers grant and an author's grant for illustrations from the Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art.
Engagement & Impact
Katy Deepwell is editor-in-chief and founder of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal.
She is Managing Editor of KT press, which publishes n.paradoxa and ebooks on contemporary women artists.
She was President of the International Art Critics Association (British Section) between 1997-2000 and a member of the International Committee of this UNESCO NGO for several years.
She is regularly asked to be a peer reviewer for journals and book publishers, working on visual arts/ art history topics.