Professor, Art History, UCLA
Bronwen Wilson is the Edward W. Carter Chair in European Art at UCLA and the Director of the Center for 17th– and 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at UCLA. She specializes in Renaissance and Early Modern art history. Her current book project, The Horizon and Inscription in Early Modern Mediterranean Travel Imagery, brings to light innovative uses of media and ways in which diverse temporal experiences were materialized as lines. She also focuses on the history of Venetian art, the subject of her book The World in Venice: Print, the City, and Early Modern Identity, and Northern Italian art in her recently-completed book The Face of Uncertainty. Her interest in European images of Ottoman Turks and Turkish costume – on which she has published several important articles – informs her current research.
Other publications include Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things and Forms of Knowledge (2010, with Paul Yachnin) and The Erotics of Looking: Materiality, Solicitation and Dutch Visual Culture (2011, with Angela Vanhaelen). She has taught at the University of British Columbia, McGill University, and at the Sainsbury Institute for Art, University of East Anglia, in the United Kingdom.