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, art and the environment, and experimental film and video. His research explores the intersections between images, objects audiences and their shared contexts. How our understanding of the visual world is shaped by dynamics of power, wealth (or lack of), race, ethnicity and gender are among his core concerns. He has published in edited collections and scholarly journals, including Archives of American Art Journal (forthcoming), Spectacles: A Global Studies Collection (Zalloua and Magnusson, eds., 2016), Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 (David James and Adam Hyman, eds., 2015), Journal of Urban Design, Journal of Urban History, and Public: Art/Culture/Ideas. He is currently completing a book-length manuscript on Maya Lin's Confluence Project, a series of earthworks installed along the Columba River that confronts issues of climate change and habitat depletion in the Pacific Northwest-a transformation brought about by over two centuries of contact between peoples, species, water systems, and industrial development. Prof. Reynolds is also a regular contributor to The Cold Open podcast with Robert Sickels, Professor of Film and Media Studies, and Kynde Kiefel, Exhibitions and Collections Manager for Sheehan Gallery.