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

by day, editor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by night, associate editor at The Brooklyn Rail
always, board member & treasurer at AICA-USA


*recommended reading

2018

Seth Price | Interview
The Brooklyn Rail

Paul Virilio | In Memoriam
The Brooklyn Rail

Aaron Fowler: Donkey Days, Donkey Nights, and Bigger Than Me | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

No Dogs Allowed: How William Wegman Broke the Rules of Conceptual Art | Interview
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Artists in Italy | Interview
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Leon Golub’s Critiques of Power and Toxic Masculinity | Interview
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nathlie Provosty: My Pupil Is an Anvil | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

A Reinstalled Bust Honors an Early African American Artist | Reportage
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2017

Mirtha Dermisache and the Limits of Language | Review
The Paris Review

Seeing the Northern Renaissance through Contemporary Eyes | Interview
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paper Conservation at the Met | Photo Essay
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jimmy Robert on Imitation of Lives | Interview
The Brooklyn Rail

Caborca’s Stage Adapation of Roberto Bolaño’s Distant Star | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Animal Farm | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Richard Gerstl | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Merrill Wagner: Works from the Seventies | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Artists on the State of Art Criticism | Reportage
Artspace

Larry Clark | Interview
Artspace

Content Is King (on The Moderators) | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now | Review
The Brooklyn Rail

Casting JonBenét | Review
Degree Critical

Four Global Galleries at Frieze | Reportage
Artspace

The Revolution Will Be Crowd-Funded | Reportage
Artspace

Andrew Sendor: Saturday’s Ascent | Photo Essay
Artspace

Artistry vs. Novelty: Wolf Leiser on Virtual Reality as Art | Interview
Artspace

Standout Artists at SPRING/BREAK | Reportage
Artspace

John Berger (Video) | In Memoriam
— School of Visual Arts

2016

Why I Am Not a Tech Writer | Essay
The Brooklyn Rail

Elsewhere Is a Negative Mirror | Exhibition

Margot Bergman | Review
Two Coats of Paint

Yoshiaki Mochizuki: Summer Solstice | Review
Two Coats of Paint

Olaf Rauh and the Game of Photography | Review
Hyperallergic

Access / Absence” (PDF) | MFA Thesis
— School of Visual Arts

Thomas Ruff’s press++ | Review
Momus

Ernst Fischer | Interview
Degree Critical

The Melancholy of Remembering | Essay

Thomas Struth’s Museum Photographs | Essay
Degree Critical

2015 & Beyond

Neither Tell I You By What Authority I Do These Things | Essay

Zero Tolerance and The Left Front | Review
Momus

Old Indian Road” | Fiction
plain china

Creatives Are Unhappy with Their Jobs, but They’re Still Working | Reportage
Mashable

Kiev Protesters Killed as Ukraine Crisis Escalates | Photo Essay
Mashable

After The Counselor, Cormac McCarthy’s Future as a Screenwriter Is Uncertain | Review
Glanton’s