Anne West is a writer, theorist, and independent curator. 

Since 1996 she has taught in the Division of Graduate Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she supports students across disciplines in conceptualizing and writing their Master’s thesis. She holds research interests in phenomenology, poetics, and interpretive human studies. Her interpretive projects have been featured on “Two New Hours”, CBC Radio, in catalogue essays for museums and galleries in Canada and the United States, and in art journals, as well as through initiatives with the Big Picture Company, Fetzer Institute, Center for Organizational Learning, Boston, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, among others. West is author of Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work and recent recipient of RISD’s John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching. West has a PhD in Arts and Media Studies from the University of Toronto, Canada and is a Fellow of Syracuse University.


PhD - Arts & Media Studies | University of Toronto
MA - Art History | Syracuse University
BA - Art History | Queen's University

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