Eleanor Heartney

Eleanor Heartney is a critic and curator based in New York. She is a Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written for many other publications.

She received the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism in 1992. In 2008 she was honored by the French government as a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Her books include: Critical Condition: American Culture at the Crossroads, Postmodernism, Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art, Defending Complexity: Art, Politics and the New World OrderArt and Today, and Doomsday Dreams: the Apocalyptic Imagination in Contemporary Art. She is a co-author of After the Revolution: Women who Transformed Contemporary Art, and The Reckoning: Women Artists in the New Millennium.

FSA features a look-back essay from Eleanor Heartney in our Programs entitled “Thresholds: Twenty Years On.”