New Guest Blogger: Amelia Ishmael


Amelia Ishmael.

Thanks to our previous guest bloggers Claire Breukel and Tina Acevedo of Dirty Pink 305 for their tour of the Miami art scene and their cogent analyses of a community attempting to define itself outside the context of its internationally renowned art fair.

Next up is Amelia Ishmael, an artist whose practice includes critiquing, historicising, teaching, and curating other artists’ practices. Describing herself as “bewildered by time, space,  light, sound, and motion,” Ishmael’s areas of specialization are Black Metal art and the history of photography. Her current projects include curating the traveling art exhibition “Black Thorns in the White Cube,” and serving as co-editor and curator of pages for Helvete, a journal of Black Metal theory. She has presented her gleanings on Black Metal and contemporary art at the Black Metal Theory Symposium in London, U.K. and the Home of Metal Conference in Wolverhampton, U.K. Ishmael’s writings have appeared in ArtSlantArt in PrintArt Papers, and Review. She received a BFA in Photography and New Media from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her personal website can be found here.