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Professor Gill Perry, Visiting Professor

Gill Perry is Emeritus Professor of Art History at the Open University. Her publications include: Femininity and Masculinity in Eighteenth Century Art and Culture (ed. and co-author), Manchester University Press, 1994; Women Artists and the Parisian Avant-Garde: Modernism and ‘Feminine’ Art 1900 to the late 1920s, Manchester University Press, 1995; Gender and Art (ed. and co-author), Yale University Press, 1999; Difference and Excess in Contemporary Art: The Visibility of Women’s Practice, (ed.) Blackwells, 2003; Themes in Contemporary Art, (co-ed. and co-author) Yale University Press, 2004; Spectacular Flirtations: Viewing the Actress in British Art 1768-1820, Yale University Press, 2007.

Her curated exhibitions include The First Actresses: Nell Gwynn to Sarah Siddons, at the National Portrait Gallery London, 2011-2012. Recent catalogue essays include ‘Drawn out Games’ on the work of Deanna Petherbridge (Whitworth Gallery/Circa Press, 2017). Relationships between gender and ‘home’ feature in her recent book Playing at Home: The House in Contemporary Art, Reaktion Books, 2013 and catalogue essay ‘Traces of Home and Changes of Skin’ for the exhibition Women House, Paris and Washington, 2017-18.

Her forthcoming publications include Islands in Contemporary Art, Reaktion Books, 2019.