Maria Elena Buszek is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. Her publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture, Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art, and myriad contributions to international anthologies, exhibition catalogues, and art journals. Dr. Buszek's latest book, A Companion to Feminist Art, is an anthology co-edited with renowned UK scholar Hilary Robinson, consisting of all-new writing from six continents, and comprising a "state of the feminist arts" today. Her current book project explores the ties between feminist art and popular music since 1977.
Dr. Buszek is also a prolific independent curator, who has previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her most recent exhibitions include Inner Ear Vision: Sound as Medium (with Raven Chacon and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, 2019) and Danger Came Smiling: Feminist Artists and Popular Music (2016).
Modern and contemporary art
BA; Art History and Mass Communications
University of Kansas
MA; History of Art
Ph.D.; History of Art