Aliza Edelman, Ph.D, is an independent scholar and art historian based in New York City. She is committed to projects that are informed by global subjects in gender and social identities, including her recent contribution on women artists in the Americas to the exhibition catalogue, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-1950s at the Newark Museum, NJ.
Aliza Edelman has worked in the curatorial departments at The Jewish Museum, New York, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and has lectured in Contemporary Art at Rutgers University, NJ. Edelman received her doctorate in art history from Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. Her dissertation, “The Modern Woman and Abstract Expressionism: Ethel Schwabacher, Elaine de Kooning, and Grace Hartigan in the 1950s,” examined a range of gender attributions for the mid-century Modern Woman.