A. M. WEAVER has an extensive background in arts administration and art history. She is a writer and art curator with thirty years of experience. She has published articles in international and national periodicals. Her current works focus on artists of color and from art based on conceptual to sociopolitical concepts.
Amy Bryan is a visual artist and college and community arts educator from New Orleans, LA. She has an MFA in Printmaking from Howard University and a BA in Studio Art from Xavier University of LA. She is a member of Second Story Co-op Gallery at the New Orleans Healing Center.
Besides being a regular contributor to Artvoices, ADAM FALIK wrote the essays for The Saratoga Collection (UNO Press) and the introduction to Jim Sohr: A Retrospective (Artvoices Publishing). In addition to writing about the visual arts, Adam is an author of fiction and drama.
AMIR BEY is a multi-discipline artist: mixed-media sculptor, writer, curator, living in New York City. As a curator he’s worked with many performers and artists, organizing over 100 events, including Billy Bang, Joseph Jarman, Cultural Odyssey, Saco Yasuma, Robin Holder, Michael Kelly Williams, Maria Mitchell and Jules Allen.
Anna Blake is a freelance journalist working out of New York City. She received her BS in media studies with a concentration in journalism from Radford University and has since been freelance writing for different publications across the country.
Annie Buckley is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer. Her writing about contemporary art appears regularly in publications including Artforum.com, Art in America, and The Huffington Post and she is the curator, most recently, of the “Bridging Homeboy Industries” exhibition.
ARLENE DISTLER is an arts journalist and poet living in Brattleboro, Vermont. She writes for Art New England, American Crafts, Southern Vermont Arts & Living, Artscope, and newspapers in southern Vermont. Her first book of poetry, “Voices Like Wind Chimes” was published in 2014.
ANDREW K. THOMPSON is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Prior to contributing to Artvoices he has been a professional wrestler, a pillow fight promoter and a one man noise band.
Alexander Venet is the Senior Editor of Artvoices Magazine. He is a native New Yorker who lives and works in Harlem.
BILL SASSER is a freelance journalist and photographer who lives in New Orleans. He reported on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, and the BP oil spill for the Christian Science Monitor. His work has also appeared in The Oxford American, Raw Vision, and Salon.
CARA OLEASZ is a writer who is always brainstorming new ideas.
CATHERINE WAGLEY writes about visual culture and art in Los Angeles. She regularly contributes to the L.A. Weekly and is a columnist for the Art21 Blog. Her writing has also appeared in Photograph Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, ..might be good, Intelligent Life and a number of other publications.
CHRIS BORS is a New York-based artist who has written for Artforum.com, Art in America, ArtReview, Artnet.com, Artinfo.com, Art Papers and Modern Painters. His work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, White Columns and Envoy Enterprises in New York, Randall Scott Projects in Washington, D.C., Casino Luxembourg in Luxembourg and Bahnwarterhaus in Esslingen, Germany.
CINQUÉ HICKS is an art critic who has written for Art in America, Public Art Review, International Review of African American Art, and Creative Loafing (Atlanta) among other publications. His recent book is Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape examines contemporary art and globalization.
CHÚÓNG-ĐÀI VÕ is a writer and curator based in Southern California. Her research and curatorial interests include diaspora, postcolonial and decolonial aesthetics, public art, and collaborative practices.
CLAYTON CAMPBELL is a long time practicing artist, who works as a cultural producer developing projects for fellow artists, as a consultant to major cultural foundations, and as a published arts writer.
DALE YOUNGMAN is an art curator, dealer and writer working to facilitate the flow of art in Los Angeles. She consults for new galleries, shops with collectors, and stages art in homes and commercial properties. She also produces independent curatorial projects including pop-up galleries for charity benefits and special events. - See more at: http://artvoicesmagazine.com/contributors/#sthash.Iv4SFnfJ.dpuf
DAMIEN JAMES is a self-taught artist and writer living in Chicago. He’s been published in the Chicago Reader, New City, on art21blog, and in the former and far less cool incarnation of Artvoices Magazine. His art is better traveled than he is, hanging in Berlin, London, Mumbai, New York, and god only knows where else. - See more at: http://artvoicesmagazine.com/contributors/#sthash.Iv4SFnfJ.dpuf
DEWITT CHENG, a freelance San Francisco art critic, writes for both print (Art Ltd., Artillery, Sculpture, East Bay Monthly) and web (VisualArtSource, HuffingtonPost, DeWittCheng.com). He brings a broad perspective (occasionally leavened with humor) to his reviews, articles, and essays. -
DOUG HARVEY is an artist, writer and critic, independent curator, and educator who lives and works in Los Angeles. He is the undefeated champion of the Recerd Player Tordimint.
EMILY COLUCCI is a New York based freelance art critic. She is the writer of Société Perrier’s bi-monthly art column “Art Attack,” as well as a contributor to Hyperallergic, WhiteWall Magazine, Bedford + Bowery, Art 21 and numerous other publications. She recently co-founded Filthy Dreams, a blog focusing on queer culture.
ELLEN C. CALDWELL is an LA-based art historian, writer, and editor. She is an adjunct professor or art history and a featured contributor to New American Paintings and Artsy Forager.
ED SCHAD is Assistant Curator at The Broad Art Foundation and a frequent contributor to Art Review, the Brooklyn Rail, and ArtSlant. He runs the blog www.icallitORANGES.blogspot.com, and his recent catalogue essays include Sterling Ruby, Robert Lazzarini, Rosson Crow, and Albert
Eve Wood is a critic and a visual artist. Her criticism has appeared in Flash Art, Tema Celeste, Art ltd. Artillery magazine.
Writer, editor, and activist FAYEMI SHAKUR began writing political and cultural news stories for The Source magazine. Her interviews and published work have appeared in various online and print media outlets. She resides in Newark, New Jersey.
Greg Angaza Pitts is a freelance art critic/artist from Los Angeles who holds a B.A.Degree and M.F.A. Degree. He has been a contributing writer of Be-Bop & Beyond, L.A. Sentinel, Artillery Magazine, and Travel and Art . Greg was also contributing writer to L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints. -
JACOB HICKS is a Brooklyn-based painter, curator, and critical writer with an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. He co-founded the contemporary art and science journal QuantumArtReview, and has had his work exhibited both nationally and internationally.
James Scarborough studied art history at Berkeley and the Courtauld Institute at the University of London. He has published essays and art criticism for such publications as Apollo, Frieze, Art in America, Flash Art, art+text, New Art Examiner, Art Monthly, and Art Press.
JILL THAYER received a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies/Museum Studies from Claremont Graduate University with research in artist emergence and professional practice. Her post-doctoral series, “In Their Own Words: Oral Histories of CGU Art,” is included in Archives of American Art at The Smithsonian Institution. As an artist, educator, curator, art historian, and marketing strategist, she brings insight to the contemporary dialogue by exploring the narratives of people and their contributions to the culture.
JESSICA L. HORTON is a doctoral candidate in vsual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester and a CASVA Wyeth Fellow at the National Gallery of Art. Her essays have appeared in The Journal of Transnational American Studies, the New Visual Studies Reader, caa.reviews, e-misférica, and (In)visible Culture.
KATHLEEN LOE is a multi-media visual artist and independent art writer living in New Orleans. She writes critical essays for exhibitions, journals, and monographs, including Alchemy of Light, Mary Conover, published by Whale & Star Press.
KRISTON CAPPS was born in Texas. His writing about art has been published by the Washington City Paper, Washington Post, Art in America, ARTnews and Artforum. Capps is an editor for Architect magazine and lives in Washington, D.C. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
KATY DIAMOND HAMER is originally from New York, an art writer and artist now based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Currently she is contributing to Flash Art International, Flash Art Online, Whitehot Magazine, Berlin Art Link and is the founder of the popular contemporary art blog: http://eyes-towards-the dove.blogspot.com Stay tuned for more of her writing in Artvoices Magazine.
Kirsten Nicholas is a freelance writer and art critic based in New York City. She received her MA from Christie’s Education and works closely with established and emerging artists as a consultant and advisor.
LAUREN DEHERRERA is a writer and gallerist currently working in Salt Lake City. She received her Masters in Art with an emphasis in late 19th early 20th century European painting from the University of Utah.
LINDSAY PRESTON ZAPPAS is an artist and writer living and working in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2013. Zappas is the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online art magazine, Carets and Sticks. Her writing has been featured on Art21, LA Canvas, and various show catalogues.
Lilly Wei is a New York-based art critic and independent curator.
MASON RIDDLE is an independent curator and writer. She has contributed to Artforum, Architectural Record, Dwell, Metropolis, MODERN, Public Art Review, and Surface Design, among others. She is former director of Two Rivers Gallery, MN Percent for Art in Public Places and The Goldstein Museum of Design.
NOAH BECKER was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1970, and lives and works in New York City. He is also a contributing writer for Art in America, Canadian Art and Huffington Post Arts section.
Nicole Borgenicht is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in Desert ArtScene, LA ArtWeek, Fine Art Connoisseur & Art Ltd.
Nadja Sayej knew she made it when Art in America called her “demented.” Best known as a Gonzo art critic for ArtStars*, she writes for the New York Times and VICE magazine. The director of ArtStars*, a talent management and PR agency, she moonlights as a rapper named Snowe White.
Nico Wheadon is an independent art producer, consultant and writer who lives and works in London. Her practice—which employs both critical and experimental methodologies—surveys the sociocultural roles of creative production in relation to human geography.
OLIVIA FALES is an art educator and writer based in Los Angeles. She freelances and teaches at LACMA and the Skirball Cultural Center.
PETER FRANK is Associate Editor of Fabrik Magazine and art critic for the Huffington Post. He has served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, Editor of THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and art critic for the LA Weekly, Village Voice, and SoHo Weekly News. Frank has curated exhibitions around the world and published numerous books, catalogues, and essays.
ROBERT CURCIO is a NYC-based writer, curator and consultant to art fairs, artists, and galleries. He returns to writing in this issue of Artvoices, in the past writing for Artnews, dART International, Sculpture, Tema Celeste and Zing.
REINE ULLMAN OKULIAR is the co-founder of Galerie E.G.P, a contemporary art gallery based in Paris with offices in New York. Reine has curated over 30 exhibitions internationally in the past five years with a focus on modern and contemporary art.
RICHARD CHANG is a Southern California-based art writer, critic and educator. He has written for ARTnews, the Orange County Register, The Santa Fe New Mexican and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He served as the O.C. Register’s full-time art critic for more than 14 years, and teaches at UCLA.
SHANA NYS DAMBROT is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. She is currently LA CANVAS Art + Books Editor and LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine, as well as a regular contributor to the LA Weekly, Art Ltd, Bluecanvas, VS Magazine; and she is a journalist at KCET’s newest program, Artbound.
SHANA BETH MASON is an art consultant and critic based in Brooklyn. She holds a master of arts degree in the History of Art & Connoisseurship from Christie’s Education London. Mason is the Miami editor of Whitehot Magazine, and has contributed to ArtPulse Magazine, Artlog, FlashArtOnline, Miami Art Guide, Sculpture, The Art Economist, The Wanderlister+ Asia, and Whitewall Magazine.
SHANE MCADAMS is an artist, curator and writer living in Brooklyn. He received his MFA from the Pratt Institute. He has contributed cultural criticism and art reviews to the Brooklyn Rail since 2003.
Sharon Pittman is the author of The Museum for the People. Her writings have appeared in publications ranging from the community newsletter of the Arts Council of San Bernardino County to scholarly journals, such as Interdisciplinary Humanities.
SHEENA MALONE is a curator from Ireland. Having completed a masters in Curating Contemporary Art at Stockholm University in 2014, she moved to Berlin, where she currently resides. Prior to moving abroad she spent six years working at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.
Shantrelle P. Lewis is a 2014 United Nations Programme for People of African Descent Fellow and 2012-13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. She is a U.S.-based curator and researcher who travels internationally researching Diasporic aesthetics, spirituality, and the survival and evolution of African retentions.
SUSAN KENDZULAK is an artist and writer based in Asia. She currently writes about the business of art atfineart.about.com and has written for various publications such as FlashArt, Art Asiapacific, Art Review, Sculpture, and Yishu.
TASIA KASTANEK is a freelance art critic and curator based in New Orleans. She is a regular contributor to Pelican Bomb and her research focuses on postwar gender issues and politics. - See more at: http://artvoicesmagazine.com/contributors/#sthash.OQNcG9Ds.dpuf
THADDEUS ZARSE moved from the Midwest to the east coast to the west coast to the Dirty South, where he now resides in New Orleans. In addition to running his own design studio, TZCO, he also teaches at the Tulane School of Architecture. - See more at: http://artvoicesmagazine.com/contributors/#sthash.OQNcG9Ds.dpuf
TOM BETTHAUSER received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the Yale School of Art, he currently teaches Studio Art and Art History in the desert North of Los Angeles where he directs a non-profit gallery and maintains a studio practice focused on painting.
A native of North Carolina, TORI BUSH received her M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. She is currently is the Program Director at the Creative Alliance of New Orleans, an arts writer for Pelican Bomb, Dailyserving, Artvoices and an editor for Catalogue, a guide to local art exhibitions in New Orleans. Additionally, she loves to do sculpture and ceramics. Ms. Bush’s heart currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.