Hello! I am a writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY (like so many others). I write largely about the intersection of art and politics—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 a book by Coffee House Press.
Earlier this year, I was chosen to be the annual art-writer-in-residence at SPACES in Cleveland, where I spent a month learning about the city in advance of the Republican National Convention. The year before, 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, where I'm the senior editor. I've also been published in the Guardian US, The New Republic, Slate, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, The Forward, the Hairpin, and other places. I've given readings (Franklin Park Reading Series, Miss Manhattan) and talks (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts); I've been a guest in classrooms (SUNY Purchase, SVA), on panels (National Museum of Women in the Arts, ArtPrize, Museum of Arts and Design), and on podcasts (Modern Art Notes, The 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.
Oh yes, 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.
My sister drew the very lifelike portrait to the left.