Noah Simblist is associate professor and chair of Painting + Printmaking. He also works as a curator, writer, and artist with a focus on art and politics, specifically the ways in which contemporary artists address history. He has contributed to Art in America, Art Journal, Modern Painters, Terremoto and other publications. His curatorial projects include Summer Sessions: Commonwealth at the ICA at VCU (2019), Aissa Deebi: Exile is Hard Work at Birzeit University Museum (2017), New Cities Future Ruins in Dallas, False Flags with Pelican Bomb in New Orleans (2016), Emergency Measures at the Power Station (2015), Tamy Ben Tor at Testsite (2012), Out of Place at Lora Reynolds Gallery (2011), Queer State(s) at the Visual Arts Center in Austin (2011), and Yuri’s Office by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation at Ft Worth Contemporary Arts (2010). He earned his Ph.D in art history from the University of Texas at Austin, his MFA in painting from the University of Washington, and his BA in visual art from Hampshire College.