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