Brian O'Doherty

BRIAN O’DOHERTY has had a remarkable and multifaceted career as artist, critic, novelist, and more. After working as a medical doctor and researcher in the UK, O’Doherty relocated to the US, where he hosted two network television shows on art; held posts as critic for the New York Times and editor of Art in America; edited and designed the groundbreaking “conceptual issue” of the multimedia magazine-in-a-box Aspen, a touchstone for Triple Canopy; authored the seminal essay series Inside the White Cube; and, as a director for the NEA visual arts and media programs, helped make Soho a magnet for artists, coining the term “alternative space” and championing early video art. From 1972 to 2008, he worked as an artist under the pseudonym Patrick Ireland.

ADVERTISEMENTS