Jean Wainwright

Jean Wainwright UCA Profile

Director of the Fine Art & Photography Research Centre - Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography

Professor Jean Wainwright is an art historian, critic and curator living in London. Her areas of expertise are in contemporary art and photography, with particular reference to Andy Warhol on whose life and works she is an internationally recognised expert. As a writer and academic she has published extensively in the contemporary arts field, contributing to numerous  catalogues and books as well as appearing on television and radio programmes (including Woman’s Hour, Today Programme, Channel Four and the BBC). Her Audio Arts Archive (begun in 1996) is still continuing and to date she has interviewed over a 1,800 international artists, makers, photographers, filmmakers and curators, 177 of her published interviews conducted for Audio Arts went online at the Tate in 2014.  Her international exhibitions include My Search for Andy Warhol’s Voice 2011 & 2012, Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea, 2014, Gestures of Resistance, 2017, Powerful Tides, 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea 2018, Another Spring 2018. In addition, Wainwright has covered all the major art fairs and events in the past 15 years interviewing artists. She has also contributed to a number of corporate projects including  Crossrail, The Eden Project, Heathrow Terminal 2 (Slipstream) Grosvenor Waterside (cultural placemaking), Gilt of Cain, Ebbsfleet Valley and BT Connected World for FutureCity and FuturePace.