Claire Daigle


Claire Daigle is a writer, art historian, and critic whose work has appeared in New Art Examiner, X-tra, Art Papers, Sculpture, Brooklyn Rail, and Tate, etc. She was a Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and holds a PhD in art history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her dissertation, Reading Barthes/Writing Twombly, was received with distinction. Her interests form a constellation around word and image relationships (between theory and practice, experience and verbal articulation—particularly as related to color; documentation; archival and everyday practices; between contemporary literature and art; and among marks, script, and signs). She also teaches in her sub-specializations in traditional and contemporary Indian and African art. Daigle is Associate Professor and Director of the MA Program in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Art Institute.