Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Directory

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 in 1993. At Loyola she is a member of the graduate faculty and is affiliated with the Gender Studies and Women's Studies Program. She is also President of the Midwest Art History Society (MAHS), a regional professional organization of academics and museum professionals. Her most recent article "Constructing Meaning: The Albany Exhibition of David Smith's Medals for Dishonor" joins a series of essays and scholarly papers on American sculptor David Smith's early career and its relationship to his political beliefs. She was an area editor for the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (5 vols. Oxford University Press, 2011). Currently, she is serving as co-editor for two volumes of essays on American Art of the 1930s and 1940s and will contribute an essay to each of those volumes. She was named a "Master Teacher" in Loyola's College of Arts and Sciences for 2006-2007.


Ph.D., Northwestern University