About Art F City

“An ambitious option [to mainstream print criticism] that combines criticism, reporting, political activism and gossip on an almost­24­hour news cycle. That mix would probably be even more varied, and transcultural, if a few forward­thinking, art­minded investors would infuse some serious capital into such enterprises so they could pay writers a living wage.” —Holland Cotter, Lost in the Gallery Industrial Complex, the New York Times, January 17, 2014

Art F City creates and archives critical discourse, and commissions ambitious artist projects. Through a daily mix of blunt criticism, commentary and community-minded journalism, we add an unparalleled dosage of purposeful opinion to the contemporary art community.

Art is without a public purpose if it is not tested and understood. To this end, Art F City provides a moderated public forum across comment threads, artist essays, and roundtable criticism. Our nine-year archives provide an extensive historical record of that discourse. By encouraging a critical and informed audience, our public initiatives fill a critical need for all creative makers.

Art must be interrogated.

Editorial Director: Paddy Johnson

Paddy Johnson is the founding Editor of Art F City and the Arts Editor for the L Magazine. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The Economist, and The Guardian and linked to by publications such as The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Awl. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2007 she received a scholarship to attend iCommons conference in Croatia as the art critic. In 2008, she served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowships and became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and has won Village Voice award for Best Art Blog for the last two years running. Paddy also writes a regular column on art for The L Magazine.

Check out what Paddy’s written.

Senior Editor: Whitney Kimball

Whitney Kimball grew up in Boston, got a BFA in painting in 2011, and immediately began writing for Art F City. She saw the last of the Faggy era. Whitney came to writing because she wanted to see more artists in art writing, and arts coverage beyond the upper levels of the New York art world. She continues making art (slowly) and works as an artist assistant in her spare time.

Check out what Whitney’s written.

Senior Editor: Corinna Kirsch

When not writing, Corinna is often working on grants. She thinks biographies are boring, but here’s some info so that you think she’s a real person. She received her MA in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she published a thesis on early video art. From 2009 – 2010, she worked at the Weisman Art Museum where she curated exhibitions for the Drawing and Photography Galleries. In 2010, she received the C Magazine New Critics Prize. She also contributes to The L Magazine’s blog The Measure.

Check out what Corinna’s written.

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    Hey Paddy, Congrats on the new design and space. Looks great.

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  • Luca Rossi

    How could I write to Paddy?
    Thanks
    LR
    housewhite1@gmail.com

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