Frederick Gross

Art history professor


  • B.A., University of Delaware
  • M.A., Hunter College of the City of New York
  • Ph.D., City University of New York

Awards, recognitions and honors

Mall Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center


College Art Association

Publications and Presentations

Selected publications

  • Review of Nari Ward’s “So-Called," ARTPULSE, No. 23, Volume 6, 2015.
  • "Contemporary Photography Between the Global and the Local," in "Global and Local Mediations," Gregory Minnisale and Celina Jeffery eds. (forthcoming)
  • "The Crisis of Photographic Authorship: A Contextual Approach to Intention," in "Thinking Photography (Again)," University of New Mexico Press, 2006.
  • "Two New Books: Diane Arbus Revelations and Family Albums," Afterimage 31, 3 (Nov.-Dec. 2003).
  • "Diane Arbus's 1960s: Auguries of Experience," Feb. 2012
  • "Contemporary Photography Between the Global and the Local" in Gregory Minnisale and Celina Jeffery Eds., Global and Local Art Histories, 2008, 43-58.


  • Presented "Diagrammatic Paintings in the 1980s," Now and Then, Live/Art/History lecture, 2015
  • Presented "Jason Rhoades and the Construction of Gluttony" at CAA, New York, New York, 2011
  • Presented a paper titled "Constructions of Over-Consumption: Jason Rhoades and Thomas Hirschhorn" at SECAC, Richmond, Vrigina, 2010
  • Co-Organizer and Respondent, "Africa on My Mind: Contemporary Art Home and Abroad," 2010

Lectures and symposia

  • "Photography and Situationist Psychogeography: An Uneasy Coupling," Fifth Savannah Symposium, "Building in the Public Realm," SCAD architectural history department, 2007
  • "The Crisis of Photographic Authorship: A Contextual Approach to Intention" at "Thinking Photography (Again)," Durham Center for Advanced Photography Studies, Hatfield College, University of Durham, England
  • Speaker, "Arbus Scholars and Artists Day," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • "Diane Arbus and the Social Panorama," Art Forum Lecture Series, Nassau County Community College, Garden City, N.Y.
  • Participated in Mellon Foundation Seminar, "The Culture of the Cold War," CUNY Graduate Center