Lee Ann Norman

Lee Ann Norman is a writer and culture maker who loves to tell good stories about the arts in our everyday. Her scholarly investigations and creative yarns highlight an interest in designing spaces that allow people to learn about each other and themselves through the arts. Broadly, she's curious about how others read the world and how their reading(s) influence everything. Specifically, she wants to understand more about the role of conversation and inquiry in creative pursuits. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including BOMB, Studio, the Studio Museum of Harlem's magazine, and the Penn GSE Journal on Urban Education. Lee Ann studied art criticism and writing at the School of Visual Arts. She is currently based in New York.

More Articles by Lee Ann Norman

James Siena, installation view of "New Sculptures," with Eschatologist (2013-14) in the foreground. Photo by: Kerry Ryan McFate / Pace Gallery.

“A little bit of slippage”: The Sculptures of Painter James Siena

Friday, April 17th, 2015

New sculptures at Pace, based on little-seen work the painter has been making since the 1980s.

Maria Yoon, Nevada Marriage, still from Maria the Korean Bride, 2014. Video, TRT: 75 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Always the Bride: Maria Yoon’s Marriage Experiment

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The artist’s documentary about her 50 marriages explores the institution’s changing place in American culture.

Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Now Must Forever Be My Friends, Siglio, 2014.

Dorothy Iannone: The Book of Love

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Siglio’s new book of collected works gives an overview of the startling artist’s affectionate, erotic drawings.

Protesters staging a die-in in the Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO. By Jeff Roberson/AP.

The Critic as Activist: Thoughts on Race, Voice, and Agency in the Art World

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

How does the role of the critic address social justice?


Nixed Metaphors: Lee Ann Norman on Robert Gober

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Norman addresses the contradictions and occlusions of Gober’s representations of sex and race.


Burning Inside: Passion, Politics, and Disruption at Paul Kasmin

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Arson as a kind of avant-garde, reorganizing our experience of the exhibition space.


Suspect Artforms: Lee Ann Norman on Photographic Appropriation

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Does the use of appropriation in photography show more than it hides?