Susan L. Aberth

Susan L. Aberth holds Edith C. Blum Professor in the Art History and Visual Culture distinguished chair at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She is widely published in books, exhibition catalogues, auction catalogues and periodicals. Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art was the first monograph on the artist and is still in print its 8th edition. In 2020 she and Mexican curator Tere Arcq published The Tarot of Leonora Carrington. Some of her essays in exhibition catalogues include: Surrealism and Magic, Guggenheim Venice (2022); Not Without My Ghosts (2020, traveling exhibition in England); Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist (Phoenix Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2019), Leonora Carrington: Cuentos Magicos (Museo de Arte Moderno & INBA, Mexico City, 2018). She has written essays for many books and for the Journal of Surrealism of the Americas; Artforum, ASAP/Journal; Words without Borders; Mélusine; Art Journal.

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