New Kids on the Block

New Column: New Kids on the Block

The Art21 Blog is pleased to announce the launch of a new column — New Kids on the Block, written by longtime Art21 contributor Jacquelyn Gleisner.

New Kids on the Block is the third Art21 column to which Jacquelyn Gleisner has contributed–previous to this, she wrote for Open Enrollment and co-founded Praxis Makes Perfect with Jeffrey Songco. Her new column will feature interviews with up-and-coming artists who work in different media and cover a range of social and political interests. It will offer a firsthand examination of the work and experiences of contemporary artists with a focus on the fresh and fledgling.

Jacquelyn Gleisner is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BFA in studio art from Boston University and an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has also studied at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy and at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland as a Fulbright scholar. A regular contributor for the Art21 blog since 2011, Gleisner has been published in print as well as a handful of online publications, including the United States Embassy of Finland’s blog, Beat of America and Wow/Huh. She has exhibited her work in the United States and Europe.

New Kids on the Block posts on the second Monday of each month. You can learn more about Jacquelyn and her work by visiting