Peripheral Vision is an independent press dedicated to expanding critical dialogues about American art through visionary publication and curatorial initiatives. Our journal, Peripheral Vision, pairs artists with critics for the production of original texts in conjunction with our prestigious Publication Fellowship program. Beginning in December 2017 Peripheral Vision will be available for purchase in a collectible print format with related digital content published on the website. Sign up for our free email newsletter to receive article links, announcements, + calls for entry.

Launched in 2016, and edited by Texas artist and art historian Scott Gleeson, Peripheral Vision was created to respond to professional artists' need for substantive critical recognition. Since issuing the first call, Peripheral Vision has awarded 124 Publication Fellowships and has commissioned over 156,500 words of content. As we grow we will create new publication and curatorial initiatives.


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New American Abstraction

Read about internationally known mid-career artists in our new book series, Elements. Each richly illustrated volume will include essays on the work of 2 artists by noted scholars of modern art. Volume 1 will be available for pre-sale in 2018.

Meet and connect with our distinguished Fellows!

Our Fellows include art faculty, alums, residents, grant recipients and fellows of the following institutions:

Yale University · The School of the Art Institute of Chicago · Virginia Commonwealth University · Rhode Island School of Design · School of Visual Arts · Otis College of Art and Design · Columbia University · Alfred University · Pratt Institute · Maryland Institute College of Art · Savannah College of Art and Design · Ohio State University · Pennsylvania State University · University of Pennsylvania · University of California, Berkeley · Cornell University · Kansas City Art Institute · University of Michigan · University of Washington in St. Louis · University of Wisconsin in Madison · City University of New York · New York University · San Francisco Art Institute · University of California, San Jose · Long Island University · Dartmouth College · Emory University · Arizona State University · University of Texas at Dallas · University of North Texas · Kenyon College · MacDowell Colony · Yaddo · Vermont Studio Center · New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) · Studios at MASS MoCA · American Academy in Rome · Ox Bow · Sculpture Space · Arts Letters & Numbers · Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency · Red Lodge Clay Center · New American Paintings · Two Coats of Paint · Dave Bown Projects · Ucross Foundation · Harpo Foundation · Pollock-Krasner Foundation · Puffin Foundation · NEA Rochefeller Foundation · Windgate · Brooklyn Arts Council · Experimental Television Fund · Greater Ohio Arts Council · Fulbright Specialist Grant · The Andy Warhol Foundation regional re-grants · Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas · Kansas Arts Commission · Creative Work Fund · Dallas Museum of Art Dozier Travel Grant · Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant


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Contact Us

Inquiries may be addressed to Scott Gleeson at email: editor (at) peripheralvisionarts (dot) org

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Write for us!

Professional art historians and experienced art critics interested in contributing to Peripheral Vision may submit a cover letter, CV, and 2 academic writing samples to Scott Gleeson at editor (at) peripheralvisionarts (dot) org