Lee Ann Norman

Lee Ann Norman is a writer and culture maker who loves to tell good stories about the arts in our everyday. Her scholarly investigations and creative yarns highlight an interest in designing spaces that allow people to learn about each other and themselves through the arts. Broadly, she's curious about how others read the world and how their reading(s) influence everything. Specifically, she wants to understand more about the role of conversation and inquiry in creative pursuits. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including BOMB, Studio, the Studio Museum of Harlem's magazine, and the Penn GSE Journal on Urban Education. Lee Ann studied art criticism and writing at the School of Visual Arts. She is currently based in New York.

More Articles by Lee Ann Norman

Jennifer Packer, Untitled, 2017. Oil on canvas, 10.5 x 12.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Corvi-Mora, London
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

“Not Figures, Not Bodies, But Humans”: Jennifer Packer in conversation with Lee Ann Norman

Her show is at the Renaissance Society, Chicago, through November 5

Friday, April 17th, 2015

“A little bit of slippage”: The Sculptures of Painter James Siena

New sculptures at Pace, based on little-seen work the painter has been making since the 1980s.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Always the Bride: Maria Yoon’s Marriage Experiment

The artist’s documentary about her 50 marriages explores the institution’s changing place in American culture.

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Dorothy Iannone: The Book of Love

Siglio’s new book of collected works gives an overview of the startling artist’s affectionate, erotic drawings.

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

The Critic as Activist: Thoughts on Race, Voice, and Agency in the Art World

How does the role of the critic address social justice?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Nixed Metaphors: Lee Ann Norman on Robert Gober

Norman addresses the contradictions and occlusions of Gober’s representations of sex and race.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Burning Inside: Passion, Politics, and Disruption at Paul Kasmin

Arson as a kind of avant-garde, reorganizing our experience of the exhibition space.