Clark Buckner is a cultural critic, curator, and sound/video artist, who teaches in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. His publications include Apropos of Nothing: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, and the Coen Brothers (SUNY U.P.), and the co-authored collection, Styles of Piety (Fordham U.P.), along with articles in Afterimage; Art Journal; Culture, Theory, Critique; Art Review; Bomb Magazine; NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art; and SFMoMA’s Open Space. He previously served as Director / Curator of the gallery, Mission 17, and was a founding co-owner of The Blue Studio. His film and video works have been exhibited as installations and projections at Southern Exposure, Ampersand International, Artists Television Access, and Swell Gallery, among other venues, and he has helped to organize exhibitions and screenings at The Royal Nonesuch Gallery, the Chinese Cultural Center, the Ping Pong Gallery (Guang Zho), and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. He has a PhD in continental philosophy and psychoanalytic critical theory from Vanderbilt University.