Matthew Jeffrey Abrams is a writer living in New York City. He is the author of “Goodbye, Mister Starfish,” which was published in Conjunctions and nominated for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale in art history and was formerly the A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. His writings on art and culture appear regularly in magazines, periodicals, monographs, and exhibition catalogs.

Abrams also runs an experimental art-criticism project on Instagram. With more than 12,000 followers, the project blends the instantaneity of social media with the close-looking of art history. He then founded Four On The Floor, a newsletter extension about art in New York.

About Matthew Jeffrey Abrams
Matthew Jeffrey Abrams is a writer living in New York City. He is the author of “Goodbye, Mister Starfish,” which was published in Conjunctions and nominated for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale in art history and was formerly the A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. His writings on art and culture appear regularly in magazines, periodicals, monographs, and exhibition catalogs.

Abrams also runs an experimental art-criticism project on Instagram. With more than 12,000 followers, the project blends the instantaneity of social media with the close-looking of art history. He then founded Four On The Floor, a newsletter extension about art in New York.

About Matthew Jeffrey Abrams
 

features ~ essays ~ criticism

Jeremy Moon (forthcoming monograph)

Off the Grid: The Painted Planes of Jeremy Moon

Affidavit

The Forgotten Film of Agnes Martin (forthcoming)

The Los Angeles Review of Books

In Search of Lost Words: The Work of Sky Hopinka

Coming Home: Modernism and the Shchukin Collection

Even Magazine

Habeas Corpus, or Notes on Egon Schiele

The Stettheimer Set

BOMB Magazine

Songs for Sabotage: The 2018 New Museum Triennial (forthcoming)

Andrea Geyer Goes to London (forthcoming)

Looking Back on 2017: Film & Television

Alvaro Barrington at MoMA PS1

Chimera: Vaginal Davis & Louise Nevelson

Burlington Magazine

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

The Rockwell Kent Review

The Maritime Masculine

 

books

Alternative Modernisms: Collective Creativity.[Formally solicited by Duke University Press]

fiction

Conjunctions

Goodbye, Mister Starfish

refereed articles

 Word & Image

Illuminated Critique: The Kent Moby-Dick

Apricota

Inuit Antinomies: The Going-Native of Rockwell Kent and the Shaming of Leni Riefenstahl

The Journal of Material Culture (forthcoming)

Sympathetic Supercriticality: Mining the Material Culture of the 1950s Uranium Rush

awards

Nomination: PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

view my entire cv here

features ~ essays ~ criticism

Jeremy Moon (forthcoming monograph)

Off the Grid: The Painted Planes of Jeremy Moon

Affidavit

The Forgotten Film of Agnes Martin (forthcoming)

The Los Angeles Review of Books

In Search of Lost Words: The Work of Sky Hopinka

Coming Home: Modernism and the Shchukin Collection

Even Magazine

Habeas Corpus, or Notes on Egon Schiele

The Stettheimer Set

BOMB Magazine

Songs for Sabotage: The 2018 New Museum Triennial (forthcoming)

Andrea Geyer Goes to London (forthcoming)

Looking Back on 2017: Film & Television

Alvaro Barrington at MoMA PS1

Chimera: Vaginal Davis & Louise Nevelson

Burlington Magazine

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

The Rockwell Kent Review

The Maritime Masculine

 

books

Alternative Modernisms: Collective Creativity.[Formally solicited by Duke University Press]

fiction

Conjunctions

Goodbye, Mister Starfish

refereed articles

 Word & Image

Illuminated Critique: The Kent Moby-Dick

Apricota

Inuit Antinomies: The Going-Native of Rockwell Kent and the Shaming of Leni Riefenstahl

The Journal of Material Culture (forthcoming)

Sympathetic Supercriticality: Mining the Material Culture of the 1950s Uranium Rush

awards

Nomination: PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellow, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

view my entire cv here

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