Art & Morality with Michelle Hartney & Art Historian, Catherine McCormack


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In this episode, guest host Michelle Hartney tackles gender and racism in the arts with art historian, Catherine McCormack. Catherine is an academic and writer who's done extensive research on women in the arts and the exclusionary practices of the art world. Together, Michelle and Catherine discuss the "male gaze," the use of female bodies versus male bodies in the arts and their divergent meanings, and the role of the #MeToo movement in the art world.

-About Catherine McCormack-

Catherine is a writer, art historian and independent curator based in London.

She's currently working on two book projects – the first is about patriarchy, feminism and art history after #MeToo and will be published by Icon Books in 2020. The second is a collection of fine art ceilings from around the world and is called The Art of Looking Up (White Lion 2019). She is also working on an exciting curatorial project about imaging motherhood. In May 2019 Catherine spoke at the Venice Biennale about exhibiting women artists and contemporary art.

Catherine's literary agent is Becky Thomas at Johnson and Alcock agency

When not writing, Catherine can be found teaching art history at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where she is the course director for the summer school on Women and Art. Catherine has a PhD in Art History from UCL where she worked as a Teaching Fellow. She has appeared on Sky News and BBC Breakfast talking about art.

Her writing has been published in The Independent, the Architectural Review, Stylist, Glass magazine, Label magazine, and in international academic journals and museum exhibition catalogues.

Learn more about Catherine at

Follow her @womeninthepicture

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