Bard Faculty

Maika Pollack

Faculty, Language and Thinking Program

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Language and Thinking Program


Maika Pollack (B.A. Harvard, M.F.A. Columbia, M.A., Ph.D. A.B.D. Princeton) currently writes a biweekly column as the museums critic for the New York Observer. Her writing on contemporary art and culture has been published by Artforum, Flash Art, and has been featured on CNN. As a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Princeton, her dissertation is on psychology, vision, and painting in fin-de-si├Ęcle France. She is a co-founder of Southfirst, called "one of the best young galleries in Brooklyn" by the New York Times; as a curator, her exhibitions have been regularly reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum and most major art publications for the past ten years. She has been on the faculty for the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College since 2005. Pollack is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, many of which allow her to spend an unreasonable amount of time in Paris. She lives in New York, New York.


Phone: 845-758-7141