Matt Reynolds

Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies

Olin Hall 125
(509) 527-5240

Professor Reynolds teaches courses on modern and contemporary art, experimental film and video, public art, architecture and urban form with a particular emphasis on the role of class, race and gender in shaping the built environment. His research explores the role of art and media in urban renewal projects in Los Angeles and elsewhere. He has published in edited collections and scholarly journals, including most recently the Journal of Urban Design, the Journal of Urban History (forthcoming), and Public: Art/Culture/Ideas. He is currently completing a book project on how art facilitates and challenges the city of Hollywood's ongoing gentrification as a result of urban redevelopment. He is also interested in the intersections between art, film and popular music and the politics of collecting and display.