Ross Simonini

Artist Borna Sammak is ready to start over

September 15, 2017

At a crossroads in his career, the typically prolific artist takes a minute to plot his next moveā€”and fire off a few tweets.

Sarah Nicole Prickett

December 5, 2014

Sarah Nicole Prickett came to art writing by way of an evangelical Christian upbringing in “small-time suburban” Canada, half of a journalism degree, a stint doing fashion writing in Toronto, and an “occasionally wild life,” as she puts it.

Katherine Brinson

December 4, 2014

The Guggenheim is the only place Katherine Brinson has ever worked in art.

Darby English

December 3, 2014

In conversation, Darby English refers to himself as “not a joiner,” “not a philosopher,” “not a historian,” “a trouble maker,” “an Adornian,” “an Instagram fiend,” and in regard to his current consulting-curator position at MoMA, “an academic allowed to experiment with curating.”

Jeanette Hayes

October 1, 2014

The new york artist is breaking down the distinctions between high and low, internet and reality, and everything you thought should go into a painting.


April 7, 2014

The Brooklyn-based artist envisions the future ruins of our disposable household objects.

Kevin Beasley

March 6, 2014

The 28-year-old, Virginia-born Kevin Beasley is an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Darren Bader

March 6, 2014

A mere two months before the Whitney deadline, 35-year-old artist Darren Bader doesn’t know what he’s making for the Biennial.

Emily Sundblad

March 6, 2014

For the Whitney Biennial, co-curator Michelle Grabner asked painter, gallerist, and musician Emily Sundblad to contribute a video.

Talia Chetrit

January 6, 2014

For artist Talia Chetrit, even the most stark, straightforward-seeming photographic images are psychological thrillers.

David Ostrowski

November 20, 2013

Abstract paintings are not always about lofty transcendental ideals. For German artist David Ostrowski, they spring from the follies and romantic leanings of a distracted mind.

Kurt Vile

April 26, 2013

Talking vibes, zones, and tapping into the “soulful haze” with indie rock’s most obsessed-over singer-songwriter.

William Pope.L

January 20, 2013

Somewhere between formalism and the concrete struggles of race and identity, artist William Pope.L makes works that literally pull people together

James Deen

October 21, 2012

James Deen, at the age of 26 and with some 4,000 film appearances to his credit (he also directs and produces), has managed to break out as one of the few name-brand male porn stars.

Jason Clarke

August 24, 2012

Why the Aussie actor is becoming the movies’ new bard of men who have to work for it.

The Critic and Cindy Sherman

April 30, 2012

I’m at the Cindy Sherman opening at Metro Pictures. Jerry Saltz is here too. I know who he is because I’ve read some of his articles. I know what he looks like because of that television show he’s on, the art competition, and even though I haven’t seen it, I have seen a still from the show in which Saltz’s right eyebrow is raised and his head is tipped with critical suggestiveness. At the gallery tonight, he’s having a private conversation when a photographer approaches him to snap a picture. Saltz flashes a quick peace sign and goes right back to his conversation. The move has the whiff of a well-timed cultural ritual, the photographer and Saltz engaged in a smooth, effortless choreography.