Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Fine Arts

Paula Wisotzki, Ph.D.

Title/s: Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Office #: Mundelein 904

Phone: 773.508.8306

E-mail: pwisots@luc.edu


Paula Wisotzki is Associate Professor of Art History at Loyola University Chicago. She graduated magna cum laude from Lewis and Clark College in her home town of Portland, Oregon. Having earned her Ph.D. at Northwestern University, she taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago before coming to Loyola.  At Loyola she is a member of the graduate faculty and is affiliated with the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program. She is a long-time board member of the Midwest Art History Society and served a term as President of this regional professional organization of academics and museum professionals.  She was an area editor for the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (5 vols. Oxford University Press, 2011) and co-edited with Helen Langa American Women Artists, 1935-1970: Gender, Culture and Politics (Ashgate, 2016).  She has published several articles exploring David Smith’s art through the lens of his political engagement. Her recent research has focused on Dorothy Dehner’s early career and her leftist politics and the essay “Dorothy Dehner and World War II:  Not Just ‘Life on the Farm’” appears in the Spring, 2016 issue of the Archives of American Art Journal.  She was named a "Master Teacher" in Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences for 2006-2007.


Ph.D., Northwestern University