I’m an essayist and writer in upstate New York equally interested in writing on subjects from rural life to contemporary art – and occasionally the two together. Recently I was awarded a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in support of my arts criticism, and my work has appeared in the Believer, the Financial Times, the Guardian, Wired, Wallpaper*, New York magazine, The Rumpus and Salon. I write frequently for Frieze and Metropolis, where I’m a contributing editor. I did graduate work in art history at Columbia University and was a Helena Rubenstein Fellow in the Whitney Museum of Art’s Independent Study Program. In 2003 I received an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia supported by a grant from the British government.
In 2012 along with Greg Olear, Sean Beaudoin and Janet Steen, I co-founded The Weeklings, launched to support long-form writing online. Dedicated to an essay a day, the site’s contributors include Vanity Fair contributing editor Elissa Schappel, novelist Nelly Reifler and former Granta editor Alex Clark. Our writing is featured on Salon, Andrew Sullivan, public radio and elsewhere. In summers I teach in SVA’s D-Crit program. Additionally I’ve written and worked on brand strategies and marketing projects for companies like Nike, Converse and Johnnie Walker. Recently I joined the board for the Prattsville Art Center whose work I admire immensely and this fall chaired a talk at Frieze London on ACT UP, queer protest and art.