Michael Corris is an artist, writer, and educator.

During the 1970s, Corris worked with the Conceptual Art collective, Art & Language (1972-1976), and was a founding editor of two significant artist-originated periodicals of the 1970s, The Fox (1975-76) and Red-Herring  (1977-1979).

Corris has exhibited extensively in North America and Europe; his artwork and artist bookworks are held in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York) (“The Artist Out of Work,” 1999; “Committed to Print,”1988), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles), Le Consortium (Dijon), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Tate Modern (London), Staatsgaleri (Stuttgart), Chateau Montsoreau/Philippe Méaille Collection, and Le Musée des Beaux-Arts (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland).

Corris has published widely on contemporary art in journals and magazines such as Art Monthly, Artforum, Art in America, Art History, and art+text. His writings on art have been published in collections including Alex Alberro & Blake Stimson (eds), Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology (MIT Press, 1999), Terry R Myers (ed.), Painting (Documents of Contemporary Art) (MIT Press and Whitechapel, London, 2011), andLeaving Skull City (Les Presses du Réel, 2016).

Recent monographs and chapters in edited publications include Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Ad Reinhardt (Reaktion Books, London, 2008), Art, Word & Image: 2,000 Years of Textual/Visual Interaction (Reaktion Books, London, 2010) (with John Dixon Hunt and David Lomas), “From Abstract Expressionism to Conceptual Art: A Survey of New York Art, 1940-1970”, in Art & Visual Culture: 1850-2010: Modernity to Globalisation (eds. Steve Edwards and Paul Wood) (TatePublishing, London, 2012), The Dallas Pavilion (Free Museum of Dallas Press, 2013) (with Jaspar Joseph-Lester), and “What’s Wrong With This Picture? David Diao Visualizes Data”, in Philip Tinari, ed., David Diao: Works 1969-2015 (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, forthcoming 2018).

Corris is series editor for Art Since the 1980s, published by Reaktion Books, London and is Professor of Art at the Meadows School for the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA.



Blurting in Art & Language New York

Leaving Skull City

Rab-Rab Journal, volume 4.2 (2016)




Free Museum of Dallas