Archive of Whitney Kimball

Whitney Kimball is a New York-based writer and artist. She began writing for Art Fag City soon after earning a degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She now contributes regularly to the L Magazine and the New American Paintings blog.

Whitney has written 400 article(s) for AFC.

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Here’s to the Goth of Your Youth

by Whitney Kimball on October 30, 2014

Fuck you, workplace. Joseph Keckler joins the chorus of artists throughout the ages who think you should all go shroud yourselves in vinyl and return to the Goth of your youth. Emerge from the cubicle like the black swan that you are inside.

[Thank-you Marina Galperina]

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AFC Spotlight: AFC’s Resident Designer Opens a Gallery

by Whitney Kimball on October 29, 2014
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If you appreciate the simple brilliance of making a ham slice evoke a Helen Frankenthaler painting (and we do) then you may need to see this sensibility applied to curating.

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This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Pumpkinhead Appreciation, and a New Sarah Thornton Book

by Whitney Kimball on October 27, 2014
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Our plastic pumpkin baskets overfloweth.

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Dueling Reports: Is the Post-Art School Job Crisis Bullshit?

by Whitney Kimball on October 22, 2014
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Does art school lead us to the fulfilling creative life we all hoped, or is it the most expensive possible qualification for a dishwashing job?

Such are the very different pictures of life after art school, painted by two opposing reports: one by the collective of arts alums BFAMFAPhD’s “Artists Report Back”, and another by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) “Making It Work”. In the introductory letter, SNAAP Research Director Steven J. Tepper wonders “how we can serve our students and graduates better as they transition from school to work?” BFAMFAPhD asks: “If we are not supporting ourselves as working artists, what jobs do we work?”

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Make a $10,000 GIF for Giphy

by Whitney Kimball on October 22, 2014
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“GIF of the Day” fans, artists, readers: a gift to you. Giphy is holding a $10,000 contest to make a digital sticker. The sticker doesn’t even have to be animated, and it can just be something you made that’s lying around from years past. By sticker, I’m pretty sure they just mean an animated GIF or a picture. It will not stick to things. This is likely the largest sum of money any individual will stand to make off a GIF in 2014.

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