05 December 2013

2013 Art Writing Workshop Recipients

2013 Art Writing Workshop Recipients

Meet the participants in the 2013 Art Writing Workshop, a partnership between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), the Arts Writers Grant Program supported by Creative Capital, and the Warhol Foundation.

Stephanie Cardon, Jamaica Plain, MA

Corrine Fitzpatrick, Brooklyn, NY

Victoria Gannon, Oakland, CA

Daniel Gerwin, Philadelphia, PA

Rebecca Louise Hunter, Philadelphia, PA

Elisabeth Jaquette, Cairo, Egypt

Sarah Pollman, Allston, MA

Genevieve Quick, San Francisco, CA

Amy White, Carrboro NC

They will partner with

Bill Berkson: poet, critic, professor emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute, and author of some 30 books and pamphlets of poetry. His latest, Expect Delays (Coffee House Press), is due in fall 2014.

Michael Brenson: art critic, art historian, and teacher. Brenson wrote on art for the New York Times from 1982 to 1991.  He is a Getty Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, a visiting senior critic in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design’s Department of Fine Arts, and a member of the sculpture faculty in Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. He is writing a biography of David Smith.

Holland Cotter: chief art critic for the New York Times, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, and recipient of the College Art Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Art in 2010. 

Barbara A. MacAdam: deputy editor of ARTnews, where she has worked since 1987, after servering as executive editor of Art+Auction (2005-2006). MacAdam has also curated shows at nonprofit spaces and serves on the boards of the International Art Critics Association and the Paris-based Arts Arena.

Peter Plagens: a painter whose work has been shown at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York since 1974, and an art critic for Newsweek (1989-2003). Plagens has had museum surveys of his painting and currently writes for the Wall Street Journal.  He has written two books of art criticism as well as a novel, Time for Robo (Black Heron Press, 1999). Bruce Nauman: The True Artist, will be published by Phaidon in 2014. 

Raphael Rubinstein: this poet and art critic's books include Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990–2002 (Hard Press Editions, 2004) and The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces (Make Now Press, 2007).  From 1997 to 2007, he was a senior editor at Art in America, where he continues to be a contributing editor. He is currently professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art.

Barry Schwabsky: art critic for the Nation and coeditor of international reviews for Artforum. Schwabsky's books of poetry include Book Left Open in the Rain (Black Square Editions, 2009) and 12 Abandoned Poems (Kilmog Press, 2010). His most recent book is Words for Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice (Sternberg Press, 2013).

Susan Snodgrass: coeditor of ARTMargins Online after serving as a corresponding editor for Art in America (1994–2013). She has taught art history and criticism at DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is a senior lecturer in both the sculpture department and the New Arts Journalism Program.

Marcia E. Vetrocq: author, editor, educator, and curator, she served as editor-in-chief at Art in America from 2008 to 2011, and has written extensively on modern and contemporary art.  Vetrocq is a past recipient of the Wolfsonian Foundation Senior Fellowship and the Heiskell Visiting Critic Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome.

Lilly Wei: art critic, writer, and independent curator, Wei he contributes to many publications in the United States and abroad and has written for Art in America since 1984. She is a contributing editor at ARTnews, and frequently reports on international biennials and exhibitions.  Her most recent curatorial project is "The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel" at the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York. 

Art Writing Workshop Program Director Amei Wallach: art critic and filmmaker. Her film, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here, debuted at Film Forum in New York and received its international premiere at the Moscow Art Biennale this fall. She has written or contributed to a dozen books, and served two terms as president of AICA/USA, the U.S. section of the International Art Critics Association. 

For more information on the recipients and their mentors, please visit Writing Workshop.

Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA's membership comprises over 400 critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.