Catherine Craft is associate curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas (Texas) and an independent scholar specialising in the history of 20th-century art, especially Dada, Abstract Expressionism, and Neo-Dada. She is the author of Robert Rauschenberg (Phaidon Press, 2013), An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism (University of Chicago, 2012), and Jasper Johns (Parkstone, 2009). She is currently at work on Wayward, a companion volume to An Audience of Artists and is curating the 2015 exhibition, Melvin Edwards: Five Decades for the Nasher.
As a senior research fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Craft conceived and co-curated the 2011 exhibition "Paper Trails: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection 1934-2001." At the Nasher, she has written catalogue essays on Isamu Noguchi, Katharina Grosse, Lara Almarcegui, Rachel Harrison, and Liz Larner.
A regular contributor to "The Burlington Magazine" (London), Craft has also presented talks at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Her talk on Marcel Duchamp at the National Portrait Gallery can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHCrX8sSfYI (her portion begins at 7:45 and continues through two additional clips); an expanded version of the paper will be published in an anthology of writings on Duchamp and identity from Smithsonian Press next year.