My writings on art, photography, and technology have appeared in Artspace, The Brooklyn Rail, Two Coats of Paint, Surface, Momus, Hyperallergic, Degree Critical, Mashable, Digital Trends and elsewhere. I previously worked as a writer for Artspace and photojournalist for Mashable.
I’m a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, where I received my MFA in art criticism & writing with a thesis on Thomas Ruff’s “Jpegs,” the internet as an archive, mass media imagery, and photography after 9/11. I’ve also worked as a curator and picture editor, and as a defense investigator for the D.C. Public Defender Service.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Digital Editor | July 2017 – Present
Write, edit, and produce digital media for the specific departments—Photographs, Modern & Contemporary, American Arts Wing, European Sculpture & Decorative Arts, Arms & Armor, Chinese Art, & Korean Art—as well as museum-wide projects (e.g., the 150th anniversary of The Met).
The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY
Associate Editor | June 2017 – Present
Edit dozens of reviews & essays of art criticism for each monthly issue. Secure & liaise with contributors, manage editorial calendar, & track submissions.
LensCulture, New York, NY
Photo Reviewer | May 2016 – Present
Critique dozens to hundreds of photographs daily, submitted for contests (eg., Magnum, emerging & portrait), publication, etc. Write reviews providing photographers with critical feedback on their work. Collate educational resources.
Artspace, New York, NY
Editorial Intern | Feb – June 2017
Wrote articles & essays on international art scene. Reported on art news, eg., interviews, art fairs, artists to watch, collecting advice, & reportage. Edited pieces by staff, contributors, & interns. Curated collections, managed social media, & photographed art events.
New York Photography Diary, New York, NY
Editor & Curator | May – Dec 2016
Curated “Elsewhere Is a Negative Mirror” exhibition of photography in London. Sole New York-based editor for Photography Diaries. Edited & published essays on photography in New York City. Solicited contributors, managed CMS, wrote newsletters & social media posts.
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Editorial Intern | Sept – Dec 2015
Wrote exhibition copy for Guggenheim catalogues, website, & app. Managed object entries on TMS. Edited content, curated images for publication, & managed rights. Report analytics on app content.
Mashable, New York, NY
Photographer | Nov 2013 – May 2014
Photographed editorial & journalistic projects: Breaking news, product launches, etc. Curated photos via wire services & contributors. Monthly reports on visual engagement directly to Chief Content Officer.
National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
Editorial Intern | Sept – Dec 2012
Fact check & copy edit manuscripts. Secure image rights from photographers & National Geographic archives. Manage TI Sheets & CMS. Write copy for website.
Node Center, Berlin, Germany
Continuing Education | 2017
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Master of Fine Arts | 2014 – 2016
Art Criticism & Writing
Thesis: Access / Absence
Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement in Art Writing
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts | 2009 – 2013
Minor: Creative Writing
The Brooklyn Rail, Art Criticism
Staff | Since Jan 2017
Artspace, Art Criticism
Contributor | Since June 2017
Staff | Feb – June 2017
Contributor | Since Jan 2017
Hyperallergic, Art Criticism
Contributor | Since July 2016
Two Coats of Paint, Art Criticism
Contributor | Since July 2016
Momus, Art Criticism
Contributor | Since Apr 2015
Digital Trends, Technology
Contributor | Since Aug 2014
Mashable, Photography & Culture
Staff | Nov 2013 – May 2014
Exhibitions & Conferences
Elsewhere Is a Negative Mirror, Exhibition
Curator | Oct – Dec 2016
Excerpts from Access / Absence, MFA Art Writing Class of 2016 Thesis Reading
Lecturer | May 2016
Reading Images, Critical Information: Text & Image
Conference Organizer & Respondent | Nov 2015
Grants, Scholarships, & Awards
Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement in Art Writing, School of Visual Arts
Award | May 2016
Teaching Assistant: Honors Modern Philosophy II, School of Visual Arts
Grant | Spring 2016
Teaching Assistant: Writing II, School of Visual Arts
Grant | Spring 2015
Departmental Scholarship, School of Visual Arts
Scholarship | Sept 2014 – May 2016
Board of Trustees Scholarship, The George Washington University
Scholarship | Sept 2009 – May 2013
Tidewater-Blueridge Scholarship, The George Washington University
Scholarship | 2012