Jeannene Przyblyski, Ph.D.

Provost and Faculty, School of Art


Jeannene Przyblyski is an artist and historian. She received her BA in Visual Art from UC San Diego and her Ph.D. in the History of Art from UC Berkeley. She has published widely on art, photography and media in the modern and contemporary periods. Her art and urbanism think tank, the Bureau of Urban Secrets, has conducted time traveling experiments and media-based psycho-geographic mappings in locations across the United States. Most recently, her pirate radio station K-BRIDGE infiltrated the airwaves spanning the Golden Gate Bridge, in conjunction with International Orange, sponsored by the FOR-SITE Foundation. Dr. Przyblyski has spent her entire teaching career at art schools, first as Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs at the San Francisco Art Institute (1996-2012), and now as Provost and Faculty in the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She defines a successful art practice in terms of the capacity for infinite wonder and skepticism.