Clark Buckner works as Director and Curator at MISSION 17, a not-for-profit center for visual culture in San Francisco; and he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses on video, contemporary art, and critical theory at The San Francisco Art Institute. Previously he taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Mills College. He has presented papers at the annual meetings of The American Society for Aesthetics, The Canadian Society for Aesthetics, The American Comparative Literature Association, and The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. He has published articles on art and philosophy in such academic journals, as Art Journal and The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism . And he has written extensive art criticism for popular magazines, including Art Review (UK), Bomb Magazine, and The San Francisco Bay Guardian. In 2005, he co-edited a volume of essays on problems in Continental Philosophy, titled Styles of Piety: Practicing Philosophy After the Death of God (Fordham U.P.). And he has contributed to art shows and screenings at, among other venues, Artist's Television Access, The Berkeley Art Center, Swarm Gallery, The Haley Martin Gallery, and The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.