Will Fenstermaker is a writer, critic and interviewer living in New York City. His writing on art, culture and ideology has been published in Artforum, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, Dissent, Frieze, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Paris Review Daily and T Magazine, and he has written for institutions such as AICA-USA, Independent Art Fair, The 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 magazine︎︎︎ and produced a popular series of interviews with contemporary artists︎︎︎. 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 Grant︎︎︎ 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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