Dr. Tom Folland


About Dr. Tom Folland

Dr. Tom Folland is an Associate Professor of Art History at Los Angeles Mission College. Formerly a curator and art critic based in Toronto, he received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2010. His article “Robert Rauschenberg’s Queer Modernism: The Early Combines” was published in The Art Bulletin in 2010 and an exhibition catalogue on the work of HK Zamani for CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles in 2012. His recent essay “Robert Rauschenberg's Red Show: Theater, Painting, and Queerness in 1950s Modernism" was published in the January 2017 issue of Modernism/modernity and "Readymade Primitivism: Marcel Duchamp, Dada, and African Art" will be published in the British journal Art History.



On the cusp of the decade of the 1960s, his art embraced the machine, if only as a symbol of the demise of the modern world or at least as another example of the disillusionment with it on the part of many artists.

Jean Tinguely, Homage to New York