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Will Fenstermaker is a writer and art critic based in New York City.

CV

Work Experience

The Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York, NY
Digital Editor
 | July 2017 – Present

 

The Brooklyn RailBrooklyn, 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.

 

LensCultureNew 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.

 

ArtspaceNew 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 DiaryNew 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 MuseumNew 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.

 

Public BooksNew York, NY
Editorial Intern | May – Sept 2015

Fact-checked & edited articles. Secured contributors & managed CMS. Expanded literary criticism into arts.

 

MashableNew York, NY
Photographer & Picture Editor | 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 SocietyWashington, 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.

Education

Node Center, Berlin, Germany
Continuing Education | 2017

Curatorial Studies

 

School of Visual ArtsNew 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 UniversityWashington, DC
Bachelor of Arts | 2009 – 2013

English Literature
Minor: Creative Writing

 

Writing Experience

The Brooklyn Rail, Art Criticism
Staff | Since Jan 2017

Artspace, Art Criticism
Contributor
| Since June 2017
Staff | Feb – June 2017

Surface, Technology
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 MirrorExhibition
Curator
| Oct – Dec 2016

Excerpts from Access / AbsenceMFA Art Writing Class of 2016 Thesis Reading
Lecturer | May 2016

Reading ImagesCritical 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