About Art F City
“New York’s Best Art Blog” — The Village Voice
“New York’s Best Art Blog” — Times Online
“What you do is great, if somewhat misguided” — Adam Lindemann
Art F City is an independent New York-based art blog dedicated to providing exposure to emerging contemporary art and under-known artists. We believe that engaging in smart, critical debate helps us better define and shape the world we want. We foster criticism that:
- supports emerging critics and reporters.
- travels to underserved arts communities, both nationally and internationally.
- promotes social and aesthetic practices that work towards the betterment of public cultural life.
- responds to news that matters.
- brings art and criticism into the lives of more people.
- educates and inspires readers.
Art F City publishes daily and organizes occasional special events.
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 Times, The 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.
Editor-in-Chief: Will Brand
Will Brand is a Brooklyn-based writer, programmer, and artist, who joined Art F City after finishing his MSc in Art History at the University of Edinburgh. His main interests lie in net art and criticism, but he does a bit of everything around a blog (a sad consequence of web development skills). He’s written an economics dissertation on the empirical effects of Japanese corporate entry into the art market, and an art theory dissertation on the history of artists’ multiples. In his spare time, Will enjoys wishing he had more spare time.
Associate 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.
Associate 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.