Freelance editor and writer    2011–present
Edits and writes a variety of printed publications and web projects for cultural and educational clients.

Northwestern University: Senior Editor, Publications, Department of University Relations    1993–2011
Strategized, planned, edited, and wrote a variety of printed and electronic publications and promotional materials for clients within the University system, including the Office of Undergraduate Admission, the School of Continuing Studies, the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Block Museum of Art, and the University Library.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: Editor    1991–1993
Supervised museum’s first in-house publications department. Supervised interns. Coordinated arrangements between museum and authors, consultants, and design firms and with trade publishers. Edited exhibition catalogues.

Ligature Inc., Chicago (textbook publisher): Editor   1989–1990

The Art Institute of Chicago: Publications Department, intern/editorial assistant   1984–1988



Northwestern University: Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary Program in Liberal Studies, Thesis: “Jim Crow in Manhattan: The Origins of Blackface Entertainment in America”

University of Chicago, Publishing Program: Basic Manuscript Editing–Intensive

North Park College, Chicago: Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude (English literature and composition)


Harvey Quaytman: A Retrospective, by Apsara DiQuinzio, with contributions by Suzanne Hudson, Lauren R. O’Connell, R. H. Quaytman, and John Yau, University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive/University of California Press, winter 2018

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou, edited by Julia M. White, with essays by Tamara Bentley, Patricia Berger, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Shi-yee Liu, and Richard Vinograd, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive/University of California Press, fall 2017

“The Sweat of Their Face”: Portraying American Workers, by David C. Ward and Dorothy Moss, with an essay by John M. Fagg, National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC, fall 2017

Wayne Thiebaud: 1958–1968, with essays by Alexander Nemerov, Rachel Teagle, and Margaretta Lovell, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis/University of California Press, fall 2017

Classicisms (184 pp) edited by Larry F. Norman and Anne Leonard, texts by Richard T. Neer, Susanna Caviglia, Benjamin Morgan, Andrei Pop, Frederick A. de Armas, Jennifer Wild, Rebecca Zorach, and Glenn W.
Most, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (230 pp), texts by Melissa Chiu, Alexander Dumbadze, Alex Jones, Gloria Sutton, Miwako Tezuka, and Mika Yoshitake, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC,
and DelMonico Books—Prestel, Munich, London, New York, winter 2017

Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty (206 pp), texts by Jay Xu, Li Zebin, Li Yinde, and Tianlong Jiao, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, winter 2017

Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955–1972 (192 pp), with texts by Ninotchka Bennahum, Wendy Perron, Bruce Robertson, Simone Forti, John Rockwell,
and Morton Subotnik, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, in association with University of California Press, fall 2016

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky: Photomontage as a Weapon of World War II and the Cold War (368 pp), by Erika Wolf, the Art Institute of Chicago, distributed by Yale University Press, summer 2016

The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium (224 pp), edited by Jill Dawsey with contributions by David Antin, Jill Dawsey, Pamela M. Lee, Judith F. Rodenbeck, and Benjamin J. Young,
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, in association with University of California Press, fall 2016

Theories of the Nonobject: Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, 1944–1969 (344 pp) by Monica Amor, University of California Press, March 2016

Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei (254 pp), with texts by Ho Chuan-Hsin, Tianlong Jiao, Alfreda Murck, and He Li, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, spring 2016

Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art (264 pp) by Hanna Hölling, University of California Press, February 2017

Introduction to Metadata, 3rd ed. (84 pp), edited by Murtha Baca, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, spring 2016

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change (192 pp) with texts by Evelyn Hankins, Susan Lake, Matthew Simms, and Jennifer Winkworth, Hirshhorn Museum, spring 2016

“Becoming Warhol: The Queer Artist in the Age of Consensus” by Edward D. Powers

Conundrum: Visual Puzzles within the Grotesques Tapestry Series (64 pp) by Charissa Bremer-David, Getty Publications, fall 2015

Shirin Neshat: Facing History (248 pp) with text by Shirin Neshat, Melissa Chu, Melissa Ho, Stephen Henry Madoff, and Manhaz Afkhami, Hirshhorn Museum/Smithsonian Books, spring 2015

Jean-Luc Mylayne: Mutual Regard (64 pp) with text by Christie Davis, Janine Mileaf, Matthew S. Witkovsky, and others, The Arts Club of Chicago, spring 2015

Mark Dion: Phantom Museum and Wonder Workshop (24 pp) with text by Jill Shaw and Carolyn C. Guile, Picker Art Museum, Colgate University, winter 2015

Richard Serra (48 pp), Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, fall 2014

Diane Arbus (48 pp), Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, fall 2014

“Strictly a Negro Art: Sargent Johnson’s Color Line” by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Rethinking Andrew Wyeth (256pp) with essays by David Cateforis, Wanda M. Corn, Donald Kuspit, Patricia Junker, Randall Edwards, and others, University of California Press, 2014

No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Rex Sinquefield Collection (128pp) by Andrew Walker, 2014 (editor and writer of artist biographies)

Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle (158pp) by Martin A. Berger, University of California Press, 2013

Lostwaxmethod.com, blog, 2013– (proprietor)

Northwestern, viewbook and related system of publications, Office of Undergraduate Admission, Northwestern University, 1998–2012 (writer, editor)

Open Minds,
publication on diversity, Northwestern University, 2008–12 (editor, writer)

Maurice Ravel: Fugue in F Minor,
facsimile score and essays with CD of performance, Northwestern University Library, 2012

McCormick magazine, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, biannually 1999–2011

Website, Jonathan Boos art gallery (editor, writer, content management)

Brochure and inserts, Segal Design Institute, Northwestern University, 2009 (editor, writer)

Walter A. Netsch, FAIA: A Critical Appreciation and Sourcebook,
Northwestern University Library, 2008

Continuum magazine, School of Continuing Studies, Northwestern University, 2005–11 (editor, writer)

Brochures, Institute for NanoBiotechnology in Medicine, Northwestern University, 2005–06

Website for Publications group, University Relations, Northwestern University, 2004 (writer, editor)

Baldwin Kingrey: Midcentury Modern in Chicago, 1947–1957,
Wright, Chicago, 2004

Web site, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, 2004

Undergraduate viewbook, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, 2003, 2004 (writer and editor)

This Was the Photo League: Compassion and the Camera from the Depression to the Cold War,
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, 2001

Virtual tour and web site, Office of Undergraduate Admission, Northwestern University, 1999 (writer, editor)

Undergraduate and graduate viewbooks, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1998 (writer, editor)

annual report/promotional publication, Booth Hansen & Associates Architects, 1995

Culinary Art,
The Art Institute of Chicago, 1995 (writer)

Light and Vision: Photography at the School of Design,
exhibition catalogue, Stephen Daiter Photography, Chicago, 1994

Ilya Kabakov: Incident at the Museum, or Water Music,
exhibition catalogue/artist’s book, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1993 (editor, project manager)

Alexander Calder in the Collection of the Ruth and Leonard J. Horwich Family,
exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992 (editor, project manager)

Master Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago,
The Art Institute of Chicago with New York Graphic Society Books/Little, Brown, and Company, 1988 (editor, writer)

References available upon request.