Andrei Molotiu

Andrei Molotiu

Senior Lecturer, Art History

• Not accepting Ph.D. students


  • Ph.D., New York University, 1999
  • M.A., New York University, 1992
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1988

Research interests

eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, critical theory and the philosophy of art, and the history of comics.

About Andrei Molotiu

Andrei Molotiu’s publications include Fragonard's Allegories of Art (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), a book that grew out of his doctoral dissertation. It accompanied the exhibition “Consuming Passion: Fragonard’s Allegories of Love” at the Getty and the Clark Museum of Art, in Williamstown, Mass., which Molotiu co-curated. He is also the author of Abstract Comics: The Anthology (Fantagraphics Books, 2009). Molotiu is currently writing a book on the early years of the Spider-Man comic book, under contract with Rutgers University Press. His longer-term projects involve studies of the capriccio tradition in art, and of theories of viewer reception. He teaches courses on all these subjects, on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, and on the history of the nude.

Selected publications

Abstract Comics: The Anthology, Fantagraphics Books, 2009.

Fragonard's Allegories of Love, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007.

Selected curatorial work

Co-curator, Consuming Passion: Fragonards’s Allegories of Love, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and Clark Art Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts , 2007-2008.

Co-curator Silent Pictures, James Art Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, 2009.