New book out now!

At long last, my book Inside the Matrix: The Radical Designs of Ken Isaacs published by Half Letter Press is now available. Inside the Matrix surveys the highly individual practice of American architect and designer Ken Isaacs, whose populist, DIY designs created from the 1950s to the 1970s challenged mainstream definitions of modernism. Highlighted here are his Living Structures, Microhouses, and Alpha Chambers, experimental living and educational environments that provided alternative solutions to the spatial and environmental challenges of midcentury modern life.

A heartfelt thank you to Marc Fischer and Brett Bloom of Half Letter Press for their enthusiastic support of this book. Gratitude to the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for their generous support. And thanks to Partner & Partners who have created a beautiful design that truly captures the spirit of Isaacs’s work.

You can purchase a copy here:

Arts Writers Grant

Honored to receive an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation for my blog IN/SITE: Reflections on the Art of Place. So grateful for their support.


Panel and Workshop: “Muralla Alta/High Wall”

Please join me at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, January, 12, 2018, at 6pm, where I’ll be hosting a brief panel and workshop, as part of Edra Soto’s Open 24 Hours, part of the MCA’s new Commons Artist Project space. Entitled “Muralla Alta/High Wall,” audiences are invited to meander through a visual experience that includes a narrative installation of 35-mm slide projections, co-organized by Soto and Daniel Hojnacki, and to create their own written and visual responses.


Panel: “Women Writing about Art”

Join me and colleagues Barbara Jaffee, Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, Joanna Frueh, and Leslie Bellavance, for the panel “Women Writing about Art,” 12:45-2:15 pm on Friday, November 3, part of the symposium Transforming Culture and Society: Midwest Women Artists, 1960s-1980s, November 2-3, 2017, at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.