Contributors

  • Caruth, a regular writer and columnist for this site since 2008, joined Art21′s staff as Digital Content Editor in 2013. She has written for a range of publications, including ARTnews, Big Red & Shiny, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African ArtPublic Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2. As an independent curator, she has organized exhibitions for the Brooklyn Museum, Lower East Side Printshop, and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, among others. Caruth holds an MA in curatorial studies from Bard College and a BA in art history from San Francisco State University. She is the founder and director of With Food in Mind.
  • Carol Cheh Cheh is the founder of Another Righteous Transfer!, a blog that explores LA’s performance art scene, and a regular contributor to LA Weekly and Artillery, among other outlets. Her curatorial projects have included You Don’t Bring Me Flowers: An Evening of Re-Performances (PØST, 2010) and Signals: A Video Showcase (Orange County Museum of Art, 2008). In January 2012, she organized #OccupyArt21, a two-week guest stint on the Art21 Blog in which ten artists contributed written works addressing the Occupy LA movement. Cheh contributes the Art21 column “Word is a Virus.”
  • Craft is a web writer and editor based in San Francisco, CA. A contributor to Art21 since 2009, she edited “Flash Points,” a regular blog series that explored the relevance of current issues to thinking about contemporary art. Currently a content strategist at Facebook, her previous experience in the museum field included a position as Director of Publishing and Media at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she led digital content and publishing initiatives for the museum. Prior to that, she was Communications and Web Manager at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.rachelcraft.com.
  • Alli Fitzgerald Fitzgerald is an artist and writer living in Berlin. She currently contributes comics to Modern Painters and is a visual columnist at McSweeney’s. She has also contributed comics/visuals to Bitch magazine, the Huffington Post, Artlies!, and the Brooklyn-based comics anthology Smoke Signal. Over the past few years she has been writing and compiling a series of graphic vignettes about people and places tentatively titled The Berlin Cool-Dead. Previously a contributor to the Art21 column “Lives and Works in Berlin,” Fitzgerald now contributes “Queer Berlin.”
  • Ian Forster Forster is Art21′s Associate Producer. He joined the staff in October 2009, first working on William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible and subsequently Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. In addition to his work on Art21′s broadcast programming for PBS, Forster oversees the Web video series Exclusive and Artist to Artist and is deeply involved with New York Close Up. He holds a B.S. from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in television, radio, and film. While enrolled at Syracuse, he worked as a production associate at NBC during the Beijing Summer Olympics and as a production intern at the LOGO channel.
  • Fusaro received his MA in education from the City University of New York and his BFA from Hofstra University. He is an exhibiting artist, educator, and the Visual Arts Chair for the Nyack Public Schools in New York since 2003. He was also a teacher and staff developer in the New York City school system for thirteen years. Fusaro is an adjunct instructor for New York University’s Graduate Program in Art and Arts Professions, certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and has led staff development workshops and teacher training for education associations, museums, and school districts around the country. His recent exhibitions include solo shows at Kickstart Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, and Garnerville Arts Center. Fusaro spearheads the Art21 column “Teaching with Contemporary Art.”
  • Joy Garnett Garnett is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She blogs about art and open source culture at NEWSgrist.com and is the arts editor for Cultural Politics, a contemporary media theory journal published by Duke University Press. She is currently writing a book and working on a visual archive. She is addicted to Instagram. Garnett contributes the Art21 column “Copy That!”
  • Nettrice Gaskins

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    Gaskins is an artist and educator who bridges the actual and virtual worlds and explores how these realities can have a transformative impact on people’s lives and experiences when it can be fully implemented and realized. Her purpose is to bring together people, concepts, modalities, media, and worlds through art. She is currently a student, teacher, and member of the vibrant community of practitioner/theorists in the Digital Media PhD program at Georgia Tech. Gaskins compiles Art21′s “Weekly Roundup” and regularly contributes to the column “Art 2.1.”
  • Gleisner is a visual artist and writer living and working in New York City. She holds a BFA in studio art from Boston University and an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has also studied abroad at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy and at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland as a Fulbright scholar. Gleisner’s writings have been published in Art21′s “Open Enrollment” column, the United States Embassy of Finland’s blog, Beat of America, and in the exhibition catalog Funeral Notice for the Finnish artist Jani Leinonen. She has exhibited her paintings and installations in the United States and Europe. Gleisner contributes the Art21 column “New Kids on the Block.”
  • Michelle JubinFisher is a doctoral candidate in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research centers on social histories of architecture, contemporary art, museums, and the pedagogical turn. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at Parsons The New School for Design and Baruch College. She is the 2014 recipient of the Field Fellowship at the National Building Museum, Washington D.C. Fisher previously contributed to the Art21 column “Open Enrollment.”
  •  Lott is an art writer and novelist. Her first novel, The Rest of Us, about love, contemporary art, and New York, is out from Simon & Schuster and has garnered rave reviews from NPR “Fresh Air,” Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Daily Beast, and elsewhere. Her novella, Osin, won Low Fidelity Press’ Novella Award. She has published short fiction and essays in various journals in the US and internationally, including the New York Times, Modern Spectator, and Frieze magazine, London, where she won the 2009 Art Writer’s Award. She holds an MA in creative writing (fiction) from Boston University, where she won the Graduate Fiction Award for 2004, and an MA in english and American literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Lott contributes the Art21 column “Alchemy of Inspiration.” Visit www.jessicalott.com.
  • McCoy is former Associate Conservator of Objects & Variable Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. His research extends beyond the technology and structure of artworks to include artistic intent and execution as it relates to the preservation of contemporary art. His current research includes the investigation of interior channels in African Songye power figures. McCoy spearheads the Art21 column “No Preservatives.”
  • Miller is the Associate Curator at Art21 where, since 1999, he has had a guiding hand in all six seasons of the Peabody Award-winning PBS television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century, as well as the online Exclusive video series (2008-10). He is co-creator of New York Close Up. Miller holds a BA in philosophy and art from Sarah Lawrence College (2000), an MFA in sculpture from Yale University (2002), and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2002) and the Pilchuck Glass School (2003). Before joining Art21, Miller worked at the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, and at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Miller has served as a guest lecturer, critic and panelist at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University, Artecinema, Penn State, Brooklyn Museum, SUNY Stonybrook, and the School of Visual Arts, among others.
  • Munar is Director of Digital Media and Strategy at Art21 where he manages the organization’s Web presence and oversees social media initiatives. Before joining Art21 in 2008, Munar was Website Technology Manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In various roles throughout his career at the Met, he was deeply involved in all aspects of maintaining and advancing the museum’s Web and new media initiatives, including the technical, the managerial, and the conceptual. He holds a BA in computer science from Fordham University. Munar edits the Art21 column “Art 2.1.”
  • Perel is a performance artist, writer, and independent curator currently living and working in New York City. She is interested in how the fields of writing, performance, visual art, and criticism intersect and inform one another. Her work has been shown at Dance Theater Workshop, The Chocolate Factory TheaterMovement Research at Judson Memorial Church and numerous clubs, bars and lofts in New York. The Chicago Cultural Center, the MCA (Club Nutz), Co-Prosperity Sphere and Elastic Arts are among the many galleries and dance venues in which she has performed in Chicago. She has also performed at Medium Gallery, Slovakia and the D.I.V.O Institute, Czech Republic. She holds a BA in writing and literature from Naropa University and an MFA in studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Perel contributes the Art21 column “Gimme Shelter.”
  • Picard is a Chicago-based artist, writer, and curator who explores the figure in relation to systems of power. In 2005, she founded the Green Lantern Press and has since released more than thirty slow-media titles. She is the managing editor for Bad at Sports and writes regularly for Art ltd. Magazine. Recent short stories, essays and comics were published in The Coming Envelope no. 5 (Bookthug), Artifice, Anobium, Bicycle Review, MAKE Magazine, and Everyday Genius; she has two contributions in Volumes 1 and 3 of The Graphic Canon (Seven Stories Press, 2012). Other books include Psycho Dream Factory (Holon Press, 2011) and The Chronicles of Fortune (Holon Press, 2011). Picard contributes the Art21  column “Center Field: Art in the Middle.”
  • Sweeny was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. After completing undergraduate studies at Seattle University and the San Francisco Art Institute, she received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (2011). Using lens-based media, site-specific installations, and subtle interventions, her practice investigates characteristics of movement in the public and personal sphere, touching on themes of struggle and resilience, ubiquity and reinvention. Her work has been exhibited across the country, recently featured in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Detroit. Sweeny contributes the Art21 column “Praxis Makes Perfect.” Visit www.erinsweeny.com.
  • Wagley is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles. She primarily writes about art, architecture, and visual culture and is currently exploring decadence and empathy in contemporary photography. She justifies her obsession with primetime TV by calling it “research.” Wagley contributes the Art21 column “Looking at Los Angeles.”
  • Max Weintraub Weintraub is a Visiting Professor at Hunter College in New York City, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on modern and contemporary art and theory. He holds a PhD in modern and contemporary art from the History of Art Department at Bryn Mawr College, and has worked in curatorial and educational departments at the Denver Art Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. From 2006-2008 he was the curator of The Reis Collection of Modern & Contemporary Art. His essays on Bruce Nauman have appeared in the scholarly volume Clowns, Fools and Picaros: Popular Forms in Literature, Drama and Film and the journal Drain Magazine: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture. He has also contributed to a number of exhibition catalogs and publications, including ARTnews, Saatchi Online, The Mantle, and the Routledge Press Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography. Weintraub contributes the Art21 column “On View Now.”