Dr. Bronwen Wilson

PhD (Northwestern)

Bronwen Wilson has recently joined the faculty at the UCLA Department of Art History, where she specializes in Renaissance and Early Modern art history. Her current book project, The Horizon and Inscription in Early Modern Mediterranean Travel Imagery,  brings to light innovative uses of media and ways in which diverse temporal experiences were materialized as lines.  She also focuses on the history of Venetian art, the subject of her book The World in Venice: Print, the City, and Early Modern Identity (winner of the Roland H. Bainton prize for Art History in 2006), and Northern Italian art in her recently-completed book The Face of Uncertainty. Her interest in European images of Ottoman Turks and Turkish costume – on which she has published several important articles – has informed her current research.

Other recent publications include Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things and Forms of Knowledge (2010, with Paul Yachnin) and The Erotics of Looking: Materiality, Solicitation and Dutch Visual Culture (2011, with Angela Vanhaelen).  She has taught at the University of British Columbia, McGill University, and recently at the Sainsbury Institute for Art in Norwich in the United Kingdom.