Professor Jean Wainwright

Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography, UCA Rochester

Academic, School of Fine Art | Photography and Visual Communication

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.

Jean Wainwright’s areas of expertise are in contemporary art and photography. Her practice as an art critic and art historian most prominently feature interviews with international artists, photographers, filmmakers and curators. Wainwright’s interviews (she has more than 1,000 in her archive) can be found both in the numerous catalogues and books she has written and contributed to and at the Tate Gallery in the archives and online (177 interviews). Wainwright is an internationally renowned Warhol scholar with a PhD on Warhol.

Further information
Jean Wainwright website
Women in Photography - tate conference (keynote)

The School of Fine Art & Photography website


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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

2007 to-date Member of AHRC, Peer Review College
2010 to-date Associate Writer and Adviser Future City
2006-to date Selector, Prix Pictet Award 
2012 to-date Consultant, Quintessentially Arts  
1999 to-date Chartered Institute of Journalists. (Membership No. 43004)
Academy of nominators Deutsche Borse Foundation Photography Prize 


External examination:

External examiner. MA Fine Art. London Metropolitan University. London

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

Commissioned by Heathrow/ Future City to write a book and iBook Richard Wilson: Jean Wainwright. FutureCity ISBN 978-0-9228938-0-4 2014. BAA. 2014 (iBook at:
IVCA (International Visual Communications Association). Winner, Online TV Category (Spike/TAN TV). 2009

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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