Selected writing

    On abolition in public libraries Teen Vogue 
    On the psychedelic history of holograms Art in America

    On Minneapolis’s sanctuary movement The Baffler
    On radical gardening  Hyperallergic
    On art and friendship Catalogue essay

    Anna Oppermann’s surreal still lifes  Art in America
    Hilma af Klint’s secret notebooks Frieze
    On the capitalist hellscape of a for-profit cancer hospital The Baffler 
    On the spectacular desert The Baffler
    On James Alan McPherson’s Crabcakes Los Angeles Review of Books
    My everlasting love of Tracey Emin Art Critique
    On not getting paid in the art world Art Critique
    On Hawaiian modernism  Artsy

    Grant Wood’s queer midwest Los Angeles Review of Books
    Anne Brigmans’s 19th century nude self-portraits Artsy
    Virginia Woolf’s pencil Ploughshares
    Rachel Z. Arndt and the female quantified selIowa Review

    My life as a butterfly-wrangler The Common
    Sarah Gerard’s Florida memoir and the state of post-truth Los Angeles Review of Books
    Yuri Herrera’s drug war parable America’s Quarterly
    Santiago Gamboa’s global thriller America’s Quarterly
    Paul Druecke’s social event archive

    Peter Schlesinger, glamour & the sadness of photography  Los Angeles Review of Books
    Jen P. Harris’s ghost prairie catalogue essay
    Matt Siegle’s new American West   Temporary Art Review
    On slow criticism Temporary Art Review

    2015 & older
    Rachel Harrison’s selfie-stick sculptures
    Mary Simpson’s weird dreams
    Casey Tang’s sounds of the early universe Booklyn
    Arlene Shechet’s porcelain recasts Big Red & Shiny
    The problems with social practice Big Red & Shiny
    Sophie Calle Art New England
    The clownage of Bruce High Quality Big Red & Shiny
    Peter Eudenbach at the Redwood Athenaeum Huffington Post
    On space photography Invisible Culture: Electronic Journal of Visual Culture


    Sometimes I work with and for artists. I was the research coordinator for Trevor Paglen’s Last Pictures, I created this experimental museum tour for the RISD Museum, and wrote this strange play,  Umbrellahead, I Will Find You, in Hong Kong.