Will Fenstermaker


Will Fenstermaker is a writer, critic and interviewer living in New York City and a contributing writer to Frieze magazine. His essays on art, culture and ideology have been published in ArtforumBOMBThe Brooklyn Rail, Dissent, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Paris Review Daily and T Magazine, and he has written for institutions such as AICA-USA, Independent Art FairThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sotheby’s and The de Young Museum.

As a senior editor at Sotheby’s, he commissions catalogue essays and oversees US auction coverage. Formerly an editor at The Met, he launched the museum’s online magazine︎︎︎ and produced a popular series of interviews with contemporary artists︎︎︎. He previously held editorial positions at TheGuide.art and The Brooklyn Rail, where he returned as a guest critic in March 2021 to edit a selection of essays on artists’ manifestos.

In 2023 Will was awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant︎︎︎ for short-form criticism, and in 2019 he was a mentor in CUE’s Art Critic Mentorship Program. Over the years he has served as a visiting critic for several artist residencies, including The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and NARS Foundation, and as a US board member of The International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA). He holds an MFA in art criticism and writing from The School of Visual Arts.

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