JONATHAN D. KATZ Ph.D.
EMPLOYMENT
2010- Chair, VISUAL STUDIES DOCTORAL PROGRAM, SUNY, BUFFALO
2008 -
2011
Honorary Research Fellow, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, UK, Faculty of the Humanities
2006 -
2012
Guest curator, HIDE/SEEK: DIFFERENCE, DESIRE AND THE INVENTION OF MODERN AMERICAN PORTRAITURE, National Portrait Gallery, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
(first major museum LGBT art exhibition in US history).
Fall 2007 Visiting Associate Professor, SMITH COLLEGE
2002 -
2006
Founding Director, Lesbian And Gay Studies; Associate Prof. History Of Art & Women, Gender And Sexuality Studies—YALE UNIVERSITY
2001 -
2002
Associate Professor, Department of Art, SUNY, STONY BROOK
1999 -
2000
Visiting Associate Professor, UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
1991 -
1999
Chair, Department Of Gay, Lesbian And Bisexual Studies, CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO, (first full-time, tenured faculty in gay & lesbian studies in the US)
1985 -
1988
Graduate Instructor, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY


EDUCATION
1985 -
1995
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Department of Art History. Dissertation: "Opposition, Incorporated: On the Homosexualization of Post-War American Art"
1984 -
1985
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
Department of Art History.
1981 -
1983
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, General Studies in the Humanities
M.A. Thesis: "Picasso and the Semiotics of Cubism."
1977 -
1981
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
B.A. in Philosophy and Literature.


FELLOWSHIPS
2009 -
2010
TERRA FOUNDATION SENIOR FELLOW, COURTAULD INSTITIUTE, LONDON
2009 -
2010
CREATIVE CAPITAL/ ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION BOOK GRANT
2007 -
2008
THE STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK ART INSTITUTE and WILLIAMS COLLEGE, Clark/Oakley Fellow
2006 -
2007
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Senior Fellow
2000 -
2001
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL, Human Sexuality Research Scholarship funded by the Ford Foundation
1989 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
National Museum of American Art, Pre-Doctoral Fellow.
1988 KRESS FOUNDATION, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Dissertation Year Grant.


PUBLICATIONS
2009 “Modest Proposals: Paul Donald’s Subversion of the Grand Gesture,” X-Tra, Vol. 11, no. 3 (Winter).
“Agnes Martin: The Sexuality of Abstraction”  in Agnes Martin, eds. Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly (New Haven: Yale University Press), publication August 2009.
“Jasper Johns’ Alley Oop: On Comic Strips and Camouflage,” in Schwule Bildwelten im 20. Jahrhundert, ed. Thomas Roeske (Hamburg: Männerschwarm Script), in press.
The Silent Camp: Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and the Cold War (University of Chicago Press),  in progress.
“AIDS and the Art of Resistance” lead essay in the exhibition catalog for AIDS, Art, America, Corcoran Art Gallery and Tacoma Art Museum, in progress.
Art, Eros and the Sixties (University of Chicago Press), in progress.
2008 “‘Committing the Perfect Crime’: Sexuality, Assemblage and the Postmodern Turn in American Art,” Art Journal (Spring).
“Barcelona Letter: Hot Art and Cold War,” Art in America.
“Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008): Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” Lesbian & Gay Review Worldwide, Vol. 15, no. 4  (July-August).
2007 Co-Editor, with Brad Epps (Harvard University), of a special Monique Wittig memorial issue of the journal GLQ, and co-author of “Monique Wittig at the Crossroads of Criticism,” an essay in the collection, which also includes essays by Judith Butler, Robyn Wiegman and others.
“Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Marcuse, and the Politics of Eros,” in 21st-Century Gay Culture, ed. David Powell (New York: Cambridge Scholars Press).
“Energy Made Visible: Jackson Pollock, Herbert Matter and the Vitalist Tradition,” a chapter in the exhibition catalog Pollock Matters, ed. Ellen Landau, (Boston College Press and the University of Chicago Press).
“Reading Johns’ Watchman Through the Archive,” Archives of American Art Journal.
2006 “‘The Senators Were Revolted:’ Homophobia and the Culture Wars,” a chapter in A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945, ed. Amelia Jones (Blackwell Publishing).
2004 “The Silent Camp: Queer Resistance and the Rise of Pop Art,” in Visions of a Future: Art and Art History in Changing Contexts, eds. Kornelia Imesch and Hans-Jorg Heusser (Zurich: Swiss Institute for Art Research).
Robert Rauschenberg: Gifts to Terry Van Brunt (exh. cat., Yale University), Jonathan Edwards College Gallery.
2002 2002  “Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg und eine Politik der Passivität,” Jenseits der Geschlechtergrenzen (Berlin: Rosa Winkel Verlag).
2000 "Performative Silence and the Politics of Passivity," in Making a Scene, ed. Henry Rogers, Birmingham University Press, Birmingham, England.
1999 "John Cage's Queer Silence or How to Avoid Making Matters Worse" GLQ, Duke University Press, April, 1999
Reprinted in Here Comes Everybody : The Music Poetry and Art of John Cage. ed. David Bernstein, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.
1998 "Dismembership: Jasper Johns and the Body Politic" in Performing the Body/Performing the Text. eds. Amelia Jones and Andrew Stephenson, New York: Routledge Press
Difference/Indifference: Musings on Duchamp and Cage. coauthored with Moira Roth, New York: Gordon and Breach.
"Lovers and Divers: Picturing a Partnership in Rauschenberg and Johns" in Frauen/ Kunst/ Wissenschaft. Berlin. June, 1998
"Rauschenberg and the Guggenheim" Out Magazine, April,1998
"Rauschenberg’s Honeymoon" Art & Text, no.16 (May-July) 1998
1997 Six entries in the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. New York: Garland Publishing, forthcoming
1996 "Passive Resistance: On the Critical and Commercial Success of Queer Artists in Cold War American Art" L'image #3 (Winter, 1996), Paris.
1993 Andy Warhol. New York: Rizzoli Press.
"Commies, Cold War and Queers," in In Out of the Cold, exhibition catalog for inaugural exhibition of the Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
1992 "The Art of Code: Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg", in Significant Others. New York: Thames and Hudson: 189-207.

EXHIBITIONS
Hide and Seek: Difference, Desire, and the Invention of Modern American Portraiture (Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery): curator, with David Ward, of the first major museum queer exhibition in the US, and the largest exhibition ever mounted at the National Portrait Gallery. October 2010 to March 2011; author of a full-scale accompanying book.
AIDS/Art/America: Curator, with Rock Hushka, of a major international touring exhibition that is both the first large scale presentation of art from the plague years and the first examination of the ways AIDS shifted post-modernist premises in the art world once the “death of the author” became sadly, repeatedly, literalized. Sponsored by the Corcoran and Tacoma Museums of Art, author of a full-scale catalog, 2012-13.
Night Out: Yale Art Gallery Celebrates a Legacy of LGBTQ Artists—curator for a one evening special exhibition of LGBTQ artists in the Yale University Art Gallery collection, December 1, 2005.
The Pink and The Blue: Fragments of a History of Lesbian and Gay Life in New Haven and at Yale—Yale University, February-May 2004, includes a small catalog and on-line archive.
Robert Rauschenberg—Yale University, January-June 2004, includes a 24-page catalog.
Queer Visualities—co-curator with Carl Pope, Staller Gallery, SUNY Stony Brook, September - December 2002.

COLLABORATIONS
With David Lomas and Dawn Ades, Co-Principal Investigator of a 3-year UK funded Arts and Humanities Research Council grant of over £500,000 to fund a study of Same Sex Desire in Surrealism.

SERVICE
2008 - Archives of American Art, official interviewer, concentrating on women and sexual minority artists.
2007 - Board of Directors and Curator, Leslie Lohman Art Foundation
2006 -
2008
Conceived, designed and implemented a comprehensive study of sexual diversity in New York museums, in partnership with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. A fifty-page report will be published in the Winter of 2009.
Consultant to the President, Antioch University, in building LGBTQ Studies Program
Board of Directors, Cornudas Mountain Foundation (a Texas-based land art foundation)
2003- International Editorial Board, Art History
2001-
2003
Editorial Board, Yale Journal of Criticism
2000 Founding chair, Art Gallery, San Francisco Queer Community Center
2000-
2003
Chair, Frank Jewett Mather Book Awards Committee, College Art Association
Consultant to Hofstra University in development of LGBTQ Studies
1997-
2006
Art Book Reviews Editor, Journal of Homosexuality
1997 Founder and Chair, Queer Caucus for Art, the LGBTQ affiliate of the College art Association


LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA (selected)
2009 Co-chair, with Dawn Ades and David Lomas, of the “Surrealism & Non-Normative Sexualities” panel, Association of Art Historians Annual Meeting, UK, multiple lectures at University of Manchester, Queen Mary University 
Keynote address: "Crossing the Boundaries: The Social History of Art Now,” SUNY-Binghamton
“Perle Fine and Ary Stillman: Being and not Being Abstract Expressionist.,” Hofstra University
“The Anarchist Aesthetic: John Cage,” College Art Association Annual Meeting
2008 “Eros as Resistance,” 1968: Art and Politics in Chicago symposium, De Paul University
“Jasper Johns: Gray Meanings,” conceived, organized, funded and addressed a Jasper Johns symposium also featuring Thomas Crow and Seth McCormick, Humanities Center, CUNY Grad Center
“Art as Eros,” University of Chicago
“‘Committing the Perfect Crime’: Rauschenberg’s Postmodern Strategy,” Washington University, St. Louis
 2007 “Richard Hamilton: Eros and Thanatose in the 60s,” University of Leeds, and University of Warwick, and National Gallery of Scotland
“Cross (Un)dressing: Eros and Art  in the 60s,” President’s Distinguished Lecturer, University of Vermont
“Robert Rauschenberg, Sexuality, and the Utility of Things,” University of Rochester
“Art and Eros in the 60s,” Clark Art Institute
“The Death of the Author, Revisited,” University of Maryland, College Park
“Love as Politics: Eros in the 60s,” CAA annual meeting, New York
2006 “The Museum and the Closet,” Panel Chair and Organizer, Equality Forum, Philadelphia
“Sex as Politics in Warhol’s Films,” Harvard University
“Ginsberg’s Howl: Art and Eros in the Late 50s,” Northwestern University
“Committing the Perfect Crime:” Sexuality, Assemblage and the Postmodern Turn in American Art” Assemblage, Bricolage and the Obsolete: A Symposium, Leeds University, UK
“Pop and the One-Dimensional Artist,” University of Pittsburgh
“Art, Sex and the 60s,” Harvard University & University of Manchester, UK
“Rebuilding Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies,” keynote address, University of Michigan, Sexuality Studies Conference
2005 “Night Out: Yale Art Gallery Celebrates a Legacy of LGBTQ Artists,” Lecturer and exhibition curator
“The Sexuality of Design: Dan Friedman’s Queer Postmodernism,” Yale University School of Art and Jonathan Edwards College”
2004 “Richard Hamilton: Sex Tourism,” Yale Center for British Art
“Postmodernist Paternal: Keith Haring,” Wroclaw University, Poland
“Camp Grounds,” University of Helsinki, Finland
2003 “Johns/Rauschenberg: Picturing Partnership,” University of Northern Iowa,SUNY, Plattsburgh
“Keith Haring and the East Village Intellectual,” New School University, New York
“Event #1, Black Mountain College: Performing Queer Space,” Freie Universität, Berlin
“Opening Out into the Visible,” Queer Zagreb Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
2002 Conference Organizer: “Queer Visualities,” the first queer art history/visual culture conference, SUNY, Stony Brook
Conference co-organizer: “Queer Eakins,” SUNY, Stony Brook
“Envisioning the Invisible: Queer Studies in Art History,” New Directions in Art History Conference, Zurich
“Robert Rauschenberg in Paris: Towards an Avant-Garde Taxonomy of the Discarded,” Cité Universitaire, Paris
“Queer Studies: The Undisciplined Discipline,” The Future of the Field Conference, plenary address, Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies, CUNY   
“Camp’s Politics,” International Conference on Sexology, Paris
2000 "The Closet Culture of the Cold War" The Future of the Queer Past Conference, The University of Chicago
"The Silent Camp: Appropriation as Resistance from Cage to Warhol" Plop Goes the World : Conference on the 60’s, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
" Jasper Johns’ Newest Work" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
" A Performative Silence" Birmingham University, Birmingham, England
"Queer Silences: John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg and the Politics of Passivity" Courtauld Institute, London, Humboldt University, Berlin, Goldsmith’s College, London.
"Lovers and Divers: Interpictorial Dialog in Rauschenberg and Johns." Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam
"Keith Haring and the Limits of Postmodernism" Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
1998 "Strategies of Resistance in Cold War American Art" Yale University
"Lovers and Divers: Interpictorial Dialog in Rauschenberg and Johns." Dartmouth College, Hannover NH, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
"Keith Haring and the Limits of Postmodernism" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
"Gober and Stella: Commentary on the Collection" San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
"Keith Haring: The Possibilities of a Political Postmodernism" City College of San Diego
"Queer Institutions/Queer Pedagogy" Schwules Museum, Berlin


LGBTQ ACTIVISM AND ORGANIZING
1998 Founding artistic Director, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco
1997 Board of Directors, San Francisco Queer Cultural Center
Board of Advisors, Queer Art Resource (an on-line queer art web site)
1994 Founder and Chair, The Harvey Milk Institute, then the largest gay and lesbian studies community-based educational institute in the world, with over 1500 students per semester
Editorial Board, Journal of Homosexuality
1993 Honorary Chair/Keynote, Lesbian and Gay Pride March and Rally, St. Louis, MO
1992 Stonewall History Project, New York
Consultant, University of Northern Iowa Gay and Lesbian Studies
1990 Co-Founder, Queer Nation, San Francisco
National Board, Visual/AIDS: A Day Without Art
1989 Founder and inaugural chair, Gay and Lesbian Caucus, College Art Association
Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker, Lesbian and Gay Pride March and Rally, Chicago, IL
1988 Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
Keynote Speaker, Charlie Howard Memorial Rally, Bangor, Maine
Keynote Address, Lesbian and Gay Pride Rally, Chicago, Illinois
1987 Community Service Award, Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization and Metropolitan Business Association
Keynote Address, Lesbian and Gay Pride Rally, Chicago, Illinois
1986 Founding Chair, Gay and Lesbian Town Meeting, Chicago, Il, the organization that secured passage of the historic Chicago anti-discrimination ordinance
1985 Board of Directors, Chicago Gay and Lesbian Academic Union
1984 Founder, Johns Hopkins University Gay and Lesbian Alliance
1983 Founder, Illinois Lesbian and Gay Student Caucus; President, University ofChicago Gay and Lesbian Alliance
1980 George Washington University Student Body President
Phi Beta Kappa
Rhodes Scholarship Finalist


My queer activist work is extensively discussed in Phyllis Burke's Family Values  (New York: Random House, 1993), Frank Browning's The Culture Of Desire: Paradox and Perversity in Gay Lives Today  (New York: Crown, 1993), and as a chapter in Chieko Kuriki, The Gay Rights Movement in America  (Tokyo, Japan: 1997) as well as in numerous periodicals and newspapers.