USC (University of Southern California), 2008, MPAS
University of Rochester, 2016, PhD
Tiffany E. Barber is a freelance arts writer and organizer. She has worked as a project consultant for Outpost for Contemporary Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Clockshop and the Watts House Project. Her curatorial projects have explored aesthetic responses to the conditions of urbanization in the contemporary moment. Tiffany received a BFA in Dance from Fordham Univeristy/The Ailey School and a Master’s degree in Public Art Studies from the University of Southern California, where she worked closely with Lauri Firstenberg, Herman Gray, Joshua Decter, Karen Moss, and Anne Bray. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies at The University of Rochester under the advisement of Douglas Crimp. She is writing a dissertation on contemporary black art and performance tentatively titled, "Undesirability and the Value of Blackness in Contemporary Art." Her visual art reviews and feature articles on the work of Edgar Arceneaux, Haegue Yang, Walead Beshty, Dave McKenzie, Raymond Pettibon, Walid Raad, Kara Walker, and Christian Achenbach have been published in Beautiful/Decay, CAA Reviews, Afterimage, Public Art Review, THE Magazine Los Angeles, and various exhibition catalogs and online publications.