Will Fenstermaker

My writing on art, photography, culture, and technology has been published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn RailArtforumThe Paris Review Daily, MomusArtspaceSurfaceHyperallergic, and elsewhere.

I’m a graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts—where I received my MFA in art criticism and writing with a thesis on Thomas Ruff’s “JPEGS” series—and The George Washington University.

View my résumé (PDF).

Professional Experience

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Editor and Producer, April 2019–Present
Editor, Digital, July 2017–April 2019

The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY
Associate Editor, June 2017–Present

LensCulture, New York, NY
Photo Reviewer, May 2016–Present

Codeword, New York, NY
Associate Editor, May–August 2014

Mashable, New York, NY
Photographer, November 2013–May 2014



Artspace, New York, NY
Editorial, 2017

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Publishing and Digital Media, 2015

Public Books, New York, NY
Editorial, 2015

National Geographic, Washington, DC
Editorial and Books, 2012

Public Defender Service, Washington, DC
Investigation, 2011



Art Criticism in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Prospects
Panelist, May 2019

Access / Absence,” MFA Art Criticism and Writing Class of 2016 Thesis Reading
Lecturer, May 2016

Reading Images,” Critical Information: Text and Image
Respondent, November 2015



Node Center, Berlin, Germany
Continuing Education, 2017

Curatorial Studies

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Master of Fine Arts, 2014–16

Art Criticism and Writing
Thesis: “Access / Absence
Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement in Art Writing

The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts, 2009–13

English Literature
Focus in Modernism and Aesthetics
Minor in Creative Writing


Scholarships & Awards

Paula Rhodes Award for Exceptional Achievement in Art Writing, 2016
School of Visual Arts

Art Criticism and Writing Scholarship, 2014–16
School of Visual Arts

Board of Trustees Scholarship, 2009–13
The George Washington University

Tidewater-Blueridge Scholarship, 2012
The George Washington University



School of Visual Arts, Teaching Assistant
Honors Modern Philosophy II, Undergraduate, Spring 2016
Writing II, Graduate, Spring 2015



International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA), New York, NY
Board Member (Elected), 2018–21
Treasurer (Elected), 2018–20