Kathleen Wentrack

Feminist Art Historian and faculty at Queensborough.

Kathy earned her PhD from the Graduate Center and Master’s from the University of Amsterdam. She is the co-coordinator of The Feminist Art Project for NYC, and a Contributing Editor to Art History Teaching Resources and Art History Pedagogy and Practice.

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  • Professor and ChairArt & DesignQueensborough Community College

L. Ward, T. Byas, A. Cercone, B. Lynch, and K. Wentrack. “Interdisciplinary Collaborative Assignments and Projects: Case Studies in Information Literacy and Higher Order Thinking Skills.” In: The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices & Academic Libraries. Ed. Joan Ruelle. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2020.

Wentrack, Kathleen. ‘If you want to get anything done, form a group.’ Mary Beth Edelson: Art and Activism, The Feminist Institute Digital Exhibit Project, 2019, https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-feminist-institute.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “Women’s Art Collectives: Framing the Future,” The Feminist Institute’s Critics Page, Brooklyn Rail, March 2019, 47.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “Mary Beth Edelson: Art and Activism,” 2019 Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award. Women’s Caucus for Art, catalogue, February 2019.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “1970s Feminist Practice as Heterotopian: The Stichting Vrouwen in de Beeldende Kunst and the Schule für kreativen Feminismus.” In All Women Art Spaces in the Long 1970s, edited by Agata Jakubowska and Katy Deepwell, 167-88. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “The Power of Images: Enhancing Learning Outcomes in a History of Photography through the Refugee Experience.” In: Humanistic Pedagogy Across the Disciplines: Approaches to Mass Atrocity Education in the Community College Context. Edited by Amy E. Traver and Dan Leshem. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, 291-304.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “Part 2: The Diversity of Feminisms in an OER: The n.paradoxa MOOC.” In Parme Giuntini, Anne Swartz, and Kathleen Wentrack. 2018. “MOOCs 2.0: Reviewing n.paradoxa’s MOOC on Contemporary Art and Feminism.” Art History Pedagogy & Practice 2, (2). https://academicworks.cuny.edu/ahpp/vol2/iss2/5.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “Female Sexuality in Performance and Film: Erotic, Political, Controllable? The Contested Female Body in the Work of Carolee Schneemann and Valie Export.” Konsthistorik Tidskrift 83, no. 2 (May 2014): 148-67.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “What’s so Feminist about the ‘Feministische Kunst Internationaal’ Exhibition? Critical Directions in 1970s Feminist Art.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Volume 33.2 (Fall 2012): 76-110. A special thematic issue: “The Feminist Art Movement: Beyond NY/LA.”

Wentrack, Kathleen. Savoir-Faire 2012: Fourth Annual Performance Art Series Featuring Women Artists. catalogue essay, New York: Soho20, 2012.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “Double Trouble: Carolee Schneemann & Sands Murray-Wassink.” In Profeminist White Flowers, edited by Uli Aigner. Munich: Städtische Kunsthalle München, 2007.

Wentrack, Kathleen. Double Trouble: Carolee Schneemann and Sands Murray-Wassink. Exh cat. Amsterdam and Rotterdam, 2001.

Wentrack, Kathleen. “Reconstructing Memory, Speaking New Voices” in: Monika Jm. Lin: Objects and Icons. San Francisco: Watermark Press, 2000, 24-30.


PhD, Art History, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, 2006.

Master’s Degree, Art History, University of Amsterdam, 1995.

Bachelor’s Degree, University of Michigan, 1989.