As a critic, I have written for publications including Frieze, Artforum, Art in America, Red Hook Journal (Bard College), Mousse, Print, Paper Monument, and Rhizome, amongst other websites, blogs, and print publications. While my interests are manifold, much of my published writing has centered around the intersection of art, culture, and digital media. First launched as an art school thesis project and now long offline, my blog, Forward Retreat (2000-2008), was part of the early cohort of American art blogs that bore initial influence on then-emerging digital publishing practices in the arts. My work has been supported by a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
I became a mother in 2017, an event that changed my relationship to writing, both in practical terms and what I am interested in writing about. I now publish Soft Labor, a newsletter that I refer to as a “slow trend” report on visual culture and design — sometimes, but not always digitally focused. You can subscribe — either for free or paid (thank you!) — via my Substack page or through the Substack app.
An Idea for Interview
A memorial op-ed on Interview Magazine (1969-2018), "an enduring symbol of downtown cool, even as downtown became Disney"
Sign on the Dotted Line
An op-ed in support of W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy)'s efforts at New York's New Museum
It’s Complicated: The Institution as Publisher
Superscript Reader, Walker Art Center
An op-ed on the politics that govern institutional publishing, written by invitation on the occasion of "Superscript: Arts Journalism and Criticism in a Digital Age" at the Walker Art Center
The Real Power of Open Innovation
A conversation with New York-based artists João Enxuto & Erica Love about the critical intersection of technology and institutions
Safety in Numbers
I and others including Laura Poitras, Trevor Paglan, Jordan Ellenberg, Martha Rosler, Mercedes Bunz, and Shoshana Zuboff responded to a question posed by editor Jörg Heiser: “Algorithms, Big Data and surveillance: what’s the response, and responsibility, of art?”
Beyond the Scene and Herd Effect
A consideration of the social web's impact on art magazines' websites and editorial strategies over the course of time
Off the Page
A profile of Paul Chan’s new publishing venture, Badlands Unlimited
I Was Here
Paper Monument | N+1
An investigation into the social role of gallery sign-in books as physical relics of experience in the digital age
A homage to art collective Group Material’s seminal work from the 1980s and 1990s; in collaboration with Project Projects