Graham Feyl

Graham Feyl
Graduate Student


Areas of Concentration: Modern and contemporary art; Craft history, materiality and practices; queer and transgender art practices; the relationship of queerness and craft
Faculty Advisor: Jenni Sorkin
M.A. Thesis: "Artificial Nature and Total Indulgence: Queer Craft in the Works of Arch Connelly, Nicolas Moufarrege and Greer Lankton" (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2020)


Graham Feyl is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of the History of the Art & Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research examines the relationship between craft and queerness through considering their material cultures, the history of craft, and the legacies and practices of queer and transgender artists.

Graham was the recipient of the 2022-2023 Ailsa Bruce Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship of Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad made possible through the National Gallery of Art’s Center of Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA). He is currently part of the first cohort of writers for American Art’s Towards Equity in Publishing program. Prior to coming to UC Santa Barbara, Graham completed his M.A at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020. While there, he was a Graduate Curatorial Fellow. He received his B.A from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a research focus in queer performance and AIDS activism. He has curated exhibitions in Chicago, IL and Portland, OR.