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David Pagel

Faculty, MA Art Business + Fine Art, Los Angeles

David Pagel is a professor of art theory and history in Claremont Graduate University’s Art Department. In addition to his teaching roles, Pagel is known as an art critic and art curator in circles much bigger than CGU’s own. His rich career with these roles has led to his CGU courses, which include Studio Art, Survey of Contemporary Art, and the Written Statement.

In addition to his position at CGU, Pagel is an adjunct curator at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, where he has organized EST-3: Los Angeles Art from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Underground Pop, and Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion. He also writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times. Since 1988, he has published reviews, features, and essays in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, frieze, and Art Issues, where he was reviews editor from 1998 to 2001.

David Pagel
  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    Co-authored with Lanie Goodman and Betsy Dillard Stroud. Moving Toward the Light: Joseph Raffael. Suffolk, UK: Antique Collectors Club, 2015.

    “Ingenious Adaptation.” In Decade: Contemporary Collecting, 2002–2012. Buffalo, NY: The Albright-Knox Gallery, 2012

    Contributor. Three Fragments of a Lost Tale: Sculpture and Story by John Frame. Los Angeles: Huntington Library Press, 2011.

    “Meat & Potatoes and Mushrooms on Speed.” In Stone Gravy exhibition catalog. New York: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 2012.

    “Trust.” In Michael Bishop exhibition catalog. Istanbul: BC Studio, 2012