Contributors

  • Carol Cheh

    Cheh is the founder of Another Righteous Transfer!, a blog that explores LA’s performance art scene, and a regular contributor to LA Weekly and Artillery, among other outlets. Her curatorial projects have included You Don’t Bring Me Flowers: An Evening of Re-Performances (PØST, 2010) and Signals: A Video Showcase (Orange County Museum of Art, 2008). In January 2012, she organized #OccupyArt21, a two-week guest stint on the Art21 Blog in which ten artists contributed written works addressing the Occupy LA movement. Cheh contributes the Art21 column “Word is a Virus.”

  • Craft is a web writer and editor based in San Francisco, CA. A contributor to Art21 since 2009, she edited “Flash Points,” a regular blog series that explored the relevance of current issues to thinking about contemporary art. Currently a content strategist at Facebook, her previous experience in the museum field included a position as Director of Publishing and Media at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she led digital content and publishing initiatives for the museum. Prior to that, she was Communications and Web Manager at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.rachelcraft.com.

  • Davis joined Art21 as Digital Content Editor in November 2015. She previously worked as a writer for the Huffington Post and Artscope Magazine, and as an Editor for the online gallery, Artsia. In the past she’s contributed articles to Art Nerd, artcollector magazine, and Artfetch, among others. An advocate for art in the public space, she also runs the art-mapping non-profit, ArtAround. She holds a B.A. in journalism and art history from New York University, and an M.S. in the history of art and design from Pratt Institute.

  • Alli Fitzgerald

    Fitzgerald is an artist and writer living in Berlin. She is currently a visual columnist for McSweeney’s, Art Magazin and New York Magazine. She has also contributed writing and comics to Varoom Magazine, Artlies, Berlin Quarterly, The Huffington Post and Modern Painters, among other publications. She has been a contributor to the Art21 Magazine since 2010. Previously a contributor to the retired column “Lives and Works in Berlin,” Fitzgerald now writes the column “Queer Berlin.”

  • Ian Forster

    Forster is Art21’s Associate Producer. He joined the staff in October 2009, first working on William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible and subsequently Season 6 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. In addition to his work on Art21′s broadcast programming for PBS, Forster oversees the Web video series Exclusive and Artist to Artist and is deeply involved with New York Close Up. He holds a B.S. from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in television, radio, and film. While enrolled at Syracuse, he worked as a production associate at NBC during the Beijing Summer Olympics and as a production intern at the LOGO channel.

  • Fusaro received his MA in education from the City University of New York and his BFA from Hofstra University. He is an exhibiting artist, educator, and the Visual Arts Chair for the Nyack Public Schools in New York since 2003. He was also a teacher and staff developer in the New York City school system for thirteen years. Fusaro is an adjunct instructor for New York University’s Graduate Program in Art and Arts Professions, certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and has led staff development workshops and teacher training for education associations, museums, and school districts around the country. His recent exhibitions include solo shows at Kickstart Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, and Garnerville Arts Center. Fusaro spearheads the Art21 column “Teaching with Contemporary Art.”

  • Joy Garnett

    Garnett is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She blogs about art and open source culture at NEWSgrist.com and is the arts editor for Cultural Politics, a contemporary media theory journal published by Duke University Press. She is currently writing a book and working on a visual archive. She is addicted to Instagram. Garnett contributes the Art21 column “Copy That!”

  • Nettrice Gaskins
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    Gaskins is an artist and educator who bridges the actual and virtual worlds and explores how these realities can have a transformative impact on people’s lives and experiences when it can be fully implemented and realized. Her purpose is to bring together people, concepts, modalities, media, and worlds through art. She is currently a student, teacher, and member of the vibrant community of practitioner/theorists in the Digital Media PhD program at Georgia Tech. Gaskins previously compiled Art21’s “Weekly Roundup” and regularly contributes to the column “Art 2.1.”

  • Jacquelyn Gleisner is an artist, writer, and educator. She holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA with honors from Boston University. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally in Italy, Finland, and Botswana. In 2010 Gleisner was awarded a Fulbright grant to Finland where she studied pattern and ornamentation in art, fashion, and architecture. In October 2015 she traveled to Botswana through an artist exchange as part of the Art in Embassies Program. Since 2011 Gleisner has been a regular contributor for three Art21 columns: “Open Enrollment,” “Praxis Makes Perfect,” and “New Kids on the Block.” Gleisner lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

  • Michelle Jubin

    Fisher is a doctoral candidate in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research centers on social histories of architecture, contemporary art, museums, and the pedagogical turn. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at Parsons The New School for Design and Baruch College. She is the 2014 recipient of the Field Fellowship at the National Building Museum, Washington D.C. Fisher previously contributed to the Art21 column “Open Enrollment.”

  • Rachel Heidenry is an art writer and curator based in New York City. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art from the United States and Latin America. She is currently the Coordinator of Public Programs at the American Folk Art Museum. Previously, she was a 2012-2014 Research & Curatorial Fellow at Slought in Philadelphia and a 2011 Fulbright Research Scholar in El Salvador. She holds a M.A. in modern and contemporary art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and a B.A. in art history from Bard College.

  • Munar is Director of Digital Media and Strategy at Art21 where he manages the organization’s Web presence and oversees social media initiatives. Before joining Art21 in 2008, Munar was Website Technology Manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In various roles throughout his career at the Met, he was deeply involved in all aspects of maintaining and advancing the museum’s Web and new media initiatives, including the technical, the managerial, and the conceptual. He holds a BA in computer science from Fordham University. Munar edits the Art21 column “Art 2.1.”

  • Picard is an artist, writer, publisher, and curator who explores the figure in relation to systems of power through on-going investigations of inter-species borders, how the human relates to its environment and what possibilities might emerge from upturning an anthropocentric world view. Her writing has appeared in publications like ArtForum (critic’s picks), Artslant, Flash Art International, Hyperallergic, Paper Monument, and The Seen. In 2014 she was the Curatorial Fellow at La Box, ENSA in France, and became a member of the SYNAPSE International Curators’ Network of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2015. She is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press—a nonprofit publishing house and art producer in operation since 2005—and Co-Director of Sector 2337, a hybrid artspace/bar/bookstore in Chicago. Picard contributes the Art21 column “Center Field: Art in the Middle.”

  • Sweeny joined Art21 in 2012 as a contributor to the “Praxis Makes Perfect” column. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, she holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art; her work investigates the shifting values of place, history and objecthood in an increasingly mobile society. She was recently an Education Fellow at the Wassaic Project, and has also been an artist-in-residence at ACRE and Ox-Bow. She is currently developing The Landing, an organization inspired by the physical dimensions of a post office box, and defines walking as a core tenet of her practice. Sweeny now contributes “The New Situationists” column. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

  • Wagley is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles. She primarily writes about art, architecture, and visual culture and is currently exploring decadence and empathy in contemporary photography. She justifies her obsession with primetime TV by calling it “research.” Wagley contributes the Art21 column “Looking at Los Angeles.”