Portrait of the writer, by her sister

Portrait of the writer, by her sister

Hello! I'm a journalist and editor living in Brooklyn, NY (like so many others). I write mostly about the intersection of art and politics—or art and social forces, or just art and the world—but have also been known to go on at length about cats. In fact, an essay of mine about cat videos was published in Cat Is Art Spelling Wrong, a book by Coffee House Press.

In 2016, I was the art-writer-in-residence at SPACES in Cleveland. Before that, I won the Best Art Reporting award (for 2014) from the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics for my work at Hyperallergic. My writing has also been published in the New York TimesThe New Republic, The Nation,  Guardian US,  The Paris Review Daily, and other places. I'm the host of Optics, a new event series devoted to unpacking visual culture at the International Center of Photography. I've given readings (Franklin Park Reading Series, Miss Manhattan) and talks (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts), and been a guest in classrooms (Montclair State University, SUNY Purchase), on panels (National Museum of Women in the ArtsArtPrizeMuseum of Arts and Design), and on podcasts (Modern Art NotesThe Conversation). And I'm happy to serve as a judge for almost anything, whether it's an art event, a tote bag competition, or a cat video festival.

I work as a copy editor and proofreader, too.

I have a master's degree in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University and a bachelor's in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan.

Hit "next" down below to read some of my writing.