Associate Dean for the Triple-I Program
110 Hanes Art Center
Areas of Responsibility: Triple-I Course Development & Faculty Engagement, Triple-I Program
Cary Levine specializes in contemporary art. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and was a recipient of a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. His first book, Pay for Your Pleasures: Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon (University of Chicago Press, 2013) examines the work of these artists in terms of post-60s politics, popular culture, mass media, and strategies of the grotesque. Levine’s current research focuses on the intersections of art, politics, and technology. He is currently working (with Philip Glahn) on a major study of Mobile Image, one of the most significant telecommunications art collectives of the contemporary era. He was a 2020 recipient of the Art Journal Award, given to the most distinguished contribution published in Art Journal during the previous year, and a 2014 recipient of the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Scholarly Achievement at UNC. In addition to his research and teaching, Levine has lectured widely, both nationally and internationally, has written criticism for magazines such as Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, and BOMB, and has published numerous catalogue essays. He also worked for three years in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.