Art critic, academic, occasional editor, very occasional curator
Maria Walsh is a writer and art critic. She is Reader in Artists' Moving Image at Chelsea College of Arts and co-convenes the Subjectivity and Feminisms research group there. Graduating with an MA in Art Theory from Chelsea in 1990 and an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies from Brunel University in 1996, Maria went on to complete her doctorate on the films of Tacita Dean and Chantal Akerman and phenomenological spectatorship at Plymouth University in 2003. Outtakes from this research have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Screen, Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, and Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge.
Maria writes regularly from Art Monthly, including features, artists’ interviews and reviews. She also writes on artists' film in MIRAJ (Moving Image Review and Art Journal), becoming the journal's Reviews Editor in 2017. Other editorial work includes the anthology Twenty Years of MAKE: Back to the Future of Women’s Art (2015), co-edited with Dr. Mo Throp, and a guest-edited MIRAJ double issue on ‘Feminisms’ in 2015.