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Matthew Poole, MFA

Matthew Poole, MFA
Matthew Poole, MFA

Art and Design

Chair of the Department of Art and Design

Matthew Poole, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Design, is a curator of contemporary art and a curatorial theorist.

Prior to him coming to CSUSB, Matthew Poole – professor and chair of the Department of Art and Design, curator of contemporary art, and a curatorial theorist – was programmes director for the Centre for Curatorial Studies, within the Department of Philosophy & Art History, at The University of Essex, Colchester, UK.

His research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary art history and theory; curatorial history and theory; museology; political and socioeconomic ramifications and influences of the production and reception of art; European and U.S. modern art, 1900 to the present; Post-Fordist labour models, Post-Taylorist management structures, and neo-liberal economico-politics and their relationship to subjectivity modulation and art production; Post-Marxian political theory as pertaining to art; materialist philosophies pertaining to art; and speculative, neo-rationalist and realist epistemologies as pertaining to art.

Poole received his Master of Fine Art from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK and his Bachelor of Fine Art from Ruskin School of Fine Art, University of Oxford, UK.