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Mission

Peripheral Vision Press is an independent, artist-administered publication & curatorial platform dedicated to expanding dialogs about American contemporary art. We accomplish this mission by curating content through national calls for entry to our prestigious Artist Publication Fellowship™ program and through invitation to established artists making significant contributions to contemporary practice. By opening our contemporary art journals to visual artists in all disciplines and at all career stages, and by contracting with experienced scholars of modern and contemporary art, Peripheral Vision Press is able to provide content that reflects the diversity of art being produced in America today. Unlike blog criticism, we are free to focus on work that demands in-depth, academically rigorous art historical analysis regardless of production date or gallery affiliation. As a publication transitioning to print formats, we strive to capitalize on affordable new web-based printing technologies and offer readers collectible periodicals with a completely ad-free reading experience.

Our Artists represent the vanguard of contemporary art practice, emerging from top MFA and Artist-In-Residence programs and holding key faculty positions at major American colleges and universities. We embrace risk-takers and those working outside the bounds of commercial artmarkets forging new discourses and aesthetic vocabularies.

Our Critics include some of the most accomplished voices in American art historical discourse. All of our contributors hold terminal degrees from the finest graduate institutions in the world and serve on the faculty and staff of major American universities and museums. 

While we specialize in the scholarship of traditional formats, such as painting, photography, sculpture, and installation, presently, we are observing a surge in feminist and queer craft practices, post-studio and intermedia arts, durational performance art, and experimental art forms intersecting with digital culture. By providing flexible publication formats, and by contracting with scholars fluent in a broad array of historical & theoretical discourses, we are able to contextualize each artist’s practice within the deep history of art while drawing upon the most current critical lexicons. Our hope is that each issue contribute to the scholarly corpus, providing an invaluable resource for artists, educators, and researchers.
— Scott Gleeson, Publisher

History

Peripheral Vision Press was launched in April 2016 by Texas artist, critic, and art historian Scott Gleeson in response to artists' lack of access to substantive critical publications, to the proliferation of popular blogs limited in scope and format, and to the needs of artists whose work outstrips the critical vocabularies of many art writers. 

Peripheral Vision by the Numbers

Since our official launch, we have:

  • published or commissioned 83 catalog-style interpretive essays & interviews

  • Published Profiles for 150 artists

  • attracted 18,500+ subscribers across platforms

  • Earned a reputation for paying above-market, sustainable wages to our contributors

  • Awarded 63% of publication opportunities to female-identifying artists

  • Awarded 25% of publication opportunities to American artists born outside the US

Our Critics

Peripheral Vision Press is grateful to our roster of distinguished scholars, without whose generous contributions and insights our ambitious publication initiatives would not be possible. Experienced historians of modern art wishing to contribute to our publications are invited to submit a CV, Cover Letter, and 2 published articles to Scott Gleeson at editor (at) peripheralvisionarts (dot) org.


Charissa Terranova is the Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Texas at Dallas. She earned her Ph.D. in Architectural History and Theory from Harvard University. Her research and curatorial practice examines influence of biology and technology upon visual culture. She is the author of Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image (2016) and Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art (2014), and has contributed articles or book chapters to numerous publications.

Lisa Volpe earned a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is currently serving as the Associate Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Previously, she has held positions at such venerable institutions as the Wichita Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Anna Lovatt (Ph.D., Courtauld Institute of Art, London) is the Assistant Professor of Art History at Southern Methodist University. Her research focuses on art of the 1960s and 70s and she has recently completed a book manuscript entitled Drawing Degree Zero: The Line from Minimal to Conceptual Art. Her first book, Michelle Stuart: Drawn From Nature, was published in 2012 by Hatje Cantz. Lovatt has contributed to Afterall, Artforum, Art HistoryOctober, Oxford Art Journal, Tate Papers and Word and Image.

Eric Stryker is an Assistant Professor of Art History (Ph.D. Yale University) at Southern Methodist University where he specializes in the scholarship and teaching of modern and contemporary art, film, and photography, with particular interest in post-war Britain and Europe. His research focuses primarily on the use of visual media as techné in reconfigurations of social identity and human geography.

Grace Linden holds a Bachelors of Art in Art History from New York University, a Masters degree in Art History from Oxford University, and currently holds ABD status as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of York. Linden specialized in the study of post-war modern and contemporary art, and has contributed essays to the Temporary Art Review and Whitehot Magazine.

Tucker Neel is an artist, critic, curator, and educator based in Los Angeles. Neel earned a Bachelors of Arts in Art History from Occidental College and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design, where he currently holds the position of Assistant Professor. Neel is a regular contributor to publications such as Art LiesARTPULSE, and Artillery Magazine.

Georgia Erger earned a Bachelors in Art History from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where she specialized in global contemporary photography and video art. She has since worked at the Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas, and currently holds the position of Curatorial Fellow at the Mildred Hawn Gallery, Southern Methodist University where she has introduced North Texas audiences to the art of Basil Kincaid and Dylan Glynn. During her tenure with Peripheral Vision, Erger has written for Publication Fellows Gina Herrera, Raven Halfmoon, Carrie Fonder, and Cathy Hsiao.

Helen Lewandowski earned a Bachelors in Art History and French from Grinnell College and a Masters degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. She has since worked as a Curatorial Fellow at deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum as well as at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Now working towards her PhD at the Courtauld, Helen is the Exhibitions Coordinator at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art in London. Her publications include exhibition catalogs for her shows Lotte Jacobi, Lisette Model: Urban Camera and Bare Bones: Art as Social Satire.

Lucy McGuigan is an artist, educator, curator, and art historian specializing in the study of contemporary art, 17th century Dutch art, and graffiti art. Lucy earned a B.A. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University. She has curated projects for the Dallas Museum of Art, served as a guest lecturer for the Eastfield College Division of Art, and is a former Teach for America instructor.

Joe Milazzo is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. He is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Press) and The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books), a volume of poetry. His writings have appeared in Black Clock, BOMB, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. He co-edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing] and is a Contributing Editor at Entropy. Joe lives and works in Dallas, TX, and his virtual location is www.joe-milazzo.com.

Robin Myrick is a writer, visual artist, and curator based in Dallas, Texas. Much of her work engages the ephemeral or mediated moment as expressed through television and film, portraiture and the body, and the rhetoric of identity, politics, consumerism, and disaster. She holds an MFA in Writing and Critical Studies from California Institute of the Arts, and is pursuing her doctorate in Aesthetic Studies at UT Dallas. She is currently an Associate Professor at Collin College and a Contributing Editor at Entropy.

Crystal Rosenthal holds an MA in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. An archaeologist, classical philologist, curator, and educator, Rosenthal specializes in the study of visual culture as it relates to architectonics of alterity within the social and built environments. Rosenthal has studied at Georgetown University and the American Academy in Rome, and regularly presents her research at the CAMWS and AIA conferences.

Scott Gleeson is an artist, curator, educator, and art historian specializing in the history and theory of modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on social practice, urbanism, phenomenology and participation. The Founding Editor and Publisher of Peripheral Vision, Gleeson holds a B.A. in Art History from The Colorado College and an M.A. in Art History from Southern Methodist University. He is the recipient of a project grant from The Idea Fund, a regional re-granting initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; a Hunting Prize finalist; and a New American Paintings alum.

Bernardo Diaz is an educator, administrator, and emerging artist who currently resides in Austin, Texas. Diaz received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. His current body of work examines the access points and intersections between false nostalgia, queer narratives, and Xicanismo as a stand in ideological anchor.