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 Spelled Wrong, a book by Coffee House Press.

My writing appears regularly in the New York TimesThe New Republic, The Nation,  and The Art Newspaper, and has also been published in Pacific Standard, CNN.com, Guardian US,  The Paris Review Daily, the Village Voice, and many other places. A few years ago, 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. I’ve copyedited and proofread for clients including [NAME] Publications, Catapult Books, and Simon & Schuster.

In my free time (ha!), I host Optics, a new event series devoted to analyzing visual culture at the International Center of Photography, and am working with students to launch a newspaper at a high school in Brooklyn. 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 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.