About the Author


My name is Jeanne S. M. Willette and I have all the usual credentials for respectability and credibility in the art world, a fine arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, a master’s degree in art history from California State University, Long Beach, and, finally a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara.  I even have a job, at an art college in near Venice Beach.  Obviously, I like to take my education near scenic beaches.  Over time, I have come to believe that the position of California on the cutting edge of the Pacific Rim is crucial to our position as the Last Frontier.  Future culture is invented and incubated here.

I am watching a growing schism between the left over Twentieth Century mind and the emerging Twenty-First Century mind and I prefer to see what this new century has to offer.  Although I have numerous publications, both national and international, art reviews and art exhibition catalogues and so on, I am convinced that the future of art writing is on the internet.  I am reminded, art historian that I am, of the Futurist poet, Marinetti, who created a new kind of poetry, “Words in Freedom.”  The renegade poet who was mad about speed and fast cars would have loved the internet.  Cyberspace is truly the Wild West, home to migrants who want to find out what this new unchartered land has to offer.  Anyone can enter, everyone is welcome.  Who can resist?

4 Responses to “About the Author”

  1. Larry Fike says:

    Nice. I taught for a year in the Philosophy and English departments at Cal State LA. Happy to make your acquaintance.

  2. Genevive Kucharik says:

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

  3. Diane Calder says:

    Thanks for your thoughtful review of the California-Pacific Triennial in the July/August issue of ArtScene.

  4. jeanne says:

    Thank you for your kind comment. I hope you have seen the exhibition. It was quite interesting and I think you will enjoy it.

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