Maria Elena Buszek
Maria Elena Buszek, Ph.D., is a scholar, critic, curator, and associate professor of art history at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. Her recent publications include the books Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2011) and Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture (Duke, 2006). She has also contributed writing to numerous international exhibition catalogs and scholarly journals: most recently, essays in Dorothy Iannone: Censorship and the Irrepressible Drive Toward Love and Divinity, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, and In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States. Her current book project, Art of Noise, explores the ties between contemporary activist art and popular music.