I spent my childhood in Los Angeles, my twenties in New Haven, and my thirties, so far, in Brooklyn. I miss the vastness of the west, and I much prefer this city when it’s cold and dark.
Before working as an essayist and critic, I trained as an art historian, earning my phd at Yale. Before that, I was an I.V. heroin addict and high-school dropout. You can find and support your nearest Syringe Exchange Program here.
My first book, a monograph on the painter Stanley Whitney, is forthcoming with Lund Humphries. My second book, a critique of opium culture, is underway. I’ve been fortunate to publish shorter works in The Guardian, Conjunctions, BOMB Magazine, Even Magazine, Word & Image, Apricota, and numerous exhibition catalogs.
2019 | Visiting Critic, Parsons Fine Arts
2016 | (Nomination) PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers
2014 | A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
“Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry,” Burlington Magazine
“Upon seeing Carrie Stettheimer,” in Andrea Geyer: Revolt, They Said (New York: Dancing Foxes Press, 2019)
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