Lex Lancaster

Assistant Professor of Art History

Dragging Away: Queer Abstraction in Contemporary Art

Lex Lancaster (they/them/theirs) is an art historian and curator specializing in contemporary queer and trans art practices and theories. Their research focuses on the politics of abstraction in contemporary art, and they recently published the first monograph on the topic of queer abstraction: Dragging Away: Queer Abstraction in Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2022). Their scholarship considers how formal and material strategies in art can also produce queer, trans, anti-racist, and crip political tactics. Lancaster has published articles related to queer and trans abstraction in Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, ASAP/Journal, and Texte Zur Kunst. They are also included in the Journal of Visual Culture roundtable: "Trans Visibility and Trans Viability." Lancaster holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

See Lex Lancaster's website: https://www.lexmorganlancaster.com/ 

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