I’m an art historian, writer, educator and lecturer with a specialism in modern and contemporary art and a professional interest in arts education.
I teach art history for Christie’s Education Master’s programmes in London. I’ve been an educator and lecturer for the National Gallery, Tates Modern and Britain, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Hayward Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Arts Society (UK) and The Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York). I’ve worked with a wide range of audiences: trainee teachers, teachers, schoolchildren, undergraduate and postgraduate students, families, very young children, the blind and partially-sighted, those suffering from dementia, and even the general public. (To see my recent lecture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, on Mark Rothko’s use of the colour red, click here).
I write a monthly column for Art Review magazine and review art-related books for the Times Literary Supplement and Art Quarterly, and have contributed essays for numerous museum and gallery publications across the UK and Europe. I was the author of ‘Art Unfolded: A History of Art in Four Colours’ (Ilex, 2018) and several catalogues for the Saatchi Gallery, and was a contributing writer for the Phaidon publications ‘Body of Art’ (2015) and ‘Flying Too Close to the Sun’ (2018). I was the presenter and co-author of the BBC Radio 4 play/documentary ‘Duchamp’s Urinal’ (2017), and have appeared on several BBC radio programmes.
I’ve also written interpretative materials (audio-visual tours and guides for students and teachers) for major exhibitions at the National Gallery (Michelangelo & Sebastiano, 2017), Tate Modern (Malevich, 2014) and the Royal Academy (Charles I: King and Collector, 2018, America after the Fall, 2017, Abstract Expressionism, 2016, In the Age of Giorgione, 2016, Richard Diebenkorn, 2015, Giovanni Battista Moroni, 2014). My complete publications list can be found here.
My complete CV can be found below. Contact me for more information, or see the News page for future events, including my art-historical trips abroad for independent travellers. My LinkedIn page (which is here) is usually up to date, too.