Sasha Grishin

Sasha Grishin

AM, FAHA, is Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. He works internationally as an art historian, art critic and curator.

About Sasha Grishin

Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, at the Australian National University, works internationally as an art historian, art critic and curator.  He studied at the universities of Melbourne, Moscow, London and Oxford and has served several terms as visiting scholar at Harvard University.  In 2004 he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, in 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Australian art and art history and in 2008 was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.  He has published over twenty books and over two thousand articles and catalogue essays dealing with various aspects of art.  In 2014 his massive Australian Art: A history was published by Melbourne University Publishing and in 2015 his monographs on John Wolseley (Thames and Hudson), Inge King (Macmillan) and S.T. Gill (National Library of Australia) were published.  He is presently curating an exhibition on the art of Brett Whiteley and George Baldessin for the National Gallery of Victoria.

Articles about Sasha Grishin

Articles by Sasha Grishin

Best in Show:
Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes

'The considerable achievement of this book has been to chart the various curatorial paths and strategies adopted by people working both inside and outside the official art establishment and the discussion of the fascinating intersections between these various paths.'

Piano Man

In his pronouncements on art throughout this book, Unsworth constantly reiterates that he saw very little art, read very few art magazines and arrived at his own conclusions – whatever parallels seemed to be apparent were simply happy coincidences and fortuitous parallel trajectories. At least, that is the position adopted in this book, where the artist’s voice is omnipresent and the intentional fallacy is not a consideration.

Brett Whiteley: Art, life and the other thing

Art, Life and the Other Thing: Brett Whiteley Biography

A parallel narrative to the rise of Whiteley as an artist is the detailed account of his sexual promiscuity and his growing dependence on alcohol and drugs.