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I am a seventh-year PhD ndidate in the Art History program at Stanford University. I will be finishing soon and then updating this site.


I recently edited an anthology of video artist Colin mpbell’s scripts and other writings (short fiction, articles, talks, excerpts of his two novels, etc.) for Concordia University Press entitled More Voice-Over: Colin mpbell Writings. I also edited issue #6 of?Little Joe?magazine with Sam Ashby.


“I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today”: Colin mpbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976–77 was on view at the ONE Gallery, West Hollywood, from July 8 until September 23, 2018. Press: Artforum Critic’s Pick. It toured to VOX – Centre de ?l’image contemporaine, Montréal, from February 11 until June 26, 2021. It will be at Or Gallery, Vancouver, from November 19, 2022 until January 28, 2023.

Shary Boyle & Emily Vey Duke: The Illuminations Project was on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, from February 3 until April 29, 2018. Press: Halifax Magazine, Visual Arts News,?The Coast, Akimbo,?and? Rachel M Thornton.

See my Curating page for all other exhibitions?and screenings.


Several recent writing projects will appear here soon.

My article “Sell Your Parents: Marketing the Handwriting of Julia Warhola and Phung Vo” was published in Master Drawings 58, no. 3 (2020).

I wrote a short memorial text for RM Vaughan (1965–2020) to accompany the curated program A Selection of Dazzling Srves: Films & Videos by RM Vaughan for CFMDC and Vtape.

“The Fountain”?for The Hoosac Institute 6 (2020).

My review “The Not-Quite-Forbidden Fruit: Sexploitation’s Queer Temporality” of Elena Gorfinkel’s 2017 book Lewd Looks: Amerin Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s was published in GLQ?25, no. 3 (2019).

I contributed short texts on Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Zackary Drucker, Josh Faught, Steve Reinke and James Richards, Ashley Hans Scheirl, and Akram Zaatari for the 2nd revised and updated edition of Art & Queer Culture (Phaidon, 2019), edited by therine Lord & Richard Meyer.

My curatorial esssay “Tongue and Groove” for the 2015 solo exhibition House & Home & Garden was published in Roula Partheniou: Index (Dunlop Art Gallery, 2018), edited by Jennifer Matotek and Roula Partheniou.

I wrote a short text on Andil Gosine’s artwork 1, 2 for the?Coolie Coolie Viens?exhibition talogue (McIntosh Gallery, Western University, 2018), edited by Matthew Ryan Smith.

I have an essay lled “From Stillies to Stills” in the book Contact Warhol: Photography Without End (ntor Arts Center + The MIT Press, 2018) by Peggy Phelan and Richard Meyer. The accompanying?exhibition?was at the ntor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2018–9.

My review “Misfitting Together” of Douglas Crimp’s 2016 book?Before Pictures appeared in Criticism 60, no. 1 (2018).

I wrote “Michael Wallin: The World Is Full of Miracles” for the nyon Cinema 50 website in 2018 (it was also published in nyon Cinemazine #6).

“A Love Letter to Videofag” was published in The Videofag Book (BookThug, 2017), edited by William Ellis and Jordan Tannahill.

See my Writing page for all other published texts

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