CASSIE PACKARD



...is a Brooklyn-based art writer particularly interested in queerness, networks, and worlding.

Packard (she/they) is a cultural critic with bylines in publications including Architectural Digest, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview, BOMB, Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Cultured, e-flux, Financial Times, frieze, Interview, and Los Angeles Review of Books. Her writing appears in volumes published by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Dais Books, GRIMM, Karma, Miles McEnery Gallery, and Viaindustriae, and she is the author of Art Rules (Frances Lincoln, 2023). 

Packard is an oral historian for Eyebeam and a member of the International Association of Art Critics. They were a 2023 Momus/Eyebeam Shortlisted Critical Writing Fellow, a 2022 Recess Critical Writing Fellow, and a 2019 Art & Law Fellow. They have been a speaker or visiting critic at institutions including Brown University, Columbia University, the Fine Arts Work Center, Flag Art Foundation, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, The New School, the New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation, New York University, NYC Crit Club, Parsons School of Design, and Rutgers University.

Their writing has been cited in books published by Cambridge University Press, NYU Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Springer Publishing, University of Pittsburgh Press, and Wiley, among others.

Packard spent four years as a Researcher at Hauser & Wirth in New York, where she conducted art historical and provenance research, wrote essays and wall text, and produced publications. She holds an MA (Merit) in Art History from University College London and a BA (Honors) in Art History from Brown University, where she co-curated several exhibitions with a grant from Brown’s Modern Culture & Media Department.


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SELECT REVIEWS

-Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere, Artforum
-Jessica Segall’s Human Energy, e-flux
-Jessi Reaves at Bridget Donahue, Artforum
-Whose Interests Does AI Serve?, ArtReview
-Schema: World as Diagram, The Brooklyn Rail
-Unfiguring the Siren of Greek Mythology, frieze
-Eileen Myles’s Pathetic Literature, The Brooklyn Rail
-Raphaela Vogel: In The Expanded Penalty Box: Did You Happen to See the Most Beautiful Fox?, The Brooklyn Rail
-Leonor Fini at Kasmin, Artforum
-Direct Action: Carmen Winant’s Lessons in Looking, Artforum
-Shigeko Kubota at MoMA, Artforum
-On Radical Dance: Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti, Los Angeles Review of Books
-Dissident Practices: Brazilian Women Artists, 1960s–2020s, Artforum
-Dewey Crumpler: Post-Atlantic, The Brooklyn Rail
-Gala Porras-Kim at Amant, Artforum
-Gerda Wegener at Planting Fields Foundation, Artforum
-Nöle Giulini’s Alchemical Artworks, Art in America
-Emilie Louise Gossiaux: Significant Otherness, The Brooklyn Rail
-The Erotic Affinities between Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke, frieze
-David Wojnarowicz Brings Us Closer to His Real Persona, frieze
-Eva Hesse’s Expanded Expansion, Art in America
-The Terrors of Whiteness in Wu Tsang’s Moby Dick, Hyperallergic
-Lynn Hershman Leeson In All Her Cyborg Glory, Hyperallergic
-Morris Hirshfield at American Folk Art Museum, Artforum
-Elsa Gramcko at James Cohan, Artforum
-Ser Serpas Animates Our Late-Capitalist Epoch, ArtReview
-The Digital Media Experiments of Auriea Harvey, frieze
-Sophia Giovannitti’s Working Girl: On Selling Art and Selling Sex, The Brooklyn Rail


SELECT INTERVIEWS/PROFILES

-Aki Sasamoto Wants to Flip Your Worldview, frieze
-Karla Knight on Living with the Unknown, Artforum
-Henrike Naumann: The Conspiracy in Your Living Room, Artforum
-Mire Lee on the Cannibalistic Imagination, Artforum
-Stephanie LaCava on Art World Seduction and Survival, Interview
-Weather and Wordplay: Yto Barrada Interviewed, BOMB
-Jenna Sutela Interviewed, BOMB
-Frieze Frame’s Sophie Mörner, Financial Times
-Moyra Davey: Solitude in Isolation, Bookforum
-Fiction as a Space for Processing: Megan Milks Interviewed, BOMB
-Blurring the Lines Between Public and Private: Salmon Toor Interviewed, BOMB
-The Heart Has Its Own Intelligence: Legacies of Gee’s Bend Quilters, Ursula
-Representing Connection: LJ Roberts Interviewed, BOMB
-Critique and Care: Sheida Soleimani Interviewed, BOMB
-Gallerist Nicola Vassell considers the Caribbean context, Financial Times
-Paul Kasmin, Pioneering Gallerist and Champion of Chelsea Art Scene, Architectural Digest
-Silverlens gallery offers stateside visibility to south-east Asian artists, Financial Times
-All Pleasures Fulfilled: Samantha Nye Interviewed, BOMB
-Open to Possibility: Jesse Wine Interviewed, BOMB
-Gallerist Hannah Traore, Financial Times
-The Pathos Collector: An Outsider’s Mission Moves Inside, Ursula
-Barnett Cohen Interviewed, BOMB
-Reciprocating Gaze: Jordan Casteel Interviewed, BOMB
-Existential Meltdowns and Metaphysical Epiphanies: Cynthia Talmadge Interviewed, BOMB
-Dan Hicks on the Benin Bronzes and Ultraviolence of World Culture Museums, Hyperallergic


SELECT FEATURES/ESSAYS

-Openings: Jes Fan, Artforum
-Eye to Eye: Revisiting a Landmark of Lesbian Photography, Artforum
-Sung Tieu: Not Fracking Around, ArtReview
-Bodies of Work, Boston Art Review
-Plastic Tenderness, Interspecies Kin, Viaindustriae (catalog essay)
-All Channels Received: On Recent Work by Karla Knight, Karla Knight: Navigator, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (catalog essay)
-The Prospects of Painting: Robert Duran’s New York Years, Robert Duran 1974–1979, Karma (catalog essay)
-State of the Art, Eyebeam
-Donna Haraway’s Children, Cultured
-Joey Terrill’s Chicanx Constellations, frieze
-A Plastic Bucket in the Woods: On the Work of Alexander Ross, Alexander Ross, Miles McEnery Gallery (catalog essay)
-Tracking the Sapphic Social Imaginaries: Lesbian Art in Print, Momus
-The Year in Review: Andy Warhol and a Year in Copyright, frieze
-Angela Heisch and Abstraction’s Generosities, As above, so below, GRIMM (catalog essay)
-Factory Dance, Blau International
-A Trigger For Thinking, Sheida Soleimani: Medium of Exchange, Dais Books (monograph essay)
-Itziar Barrio: Robota MML, Susie G. Projects (exhibition text)
-A Common Thread, Recess (catalog essay)
-Knotted Lives, The Brooklyn Rail
-Monsters Exist Because We Create Them: Turning to Leon Golub in a Time of Crisis, Ursula
-On Regards to the End, Emily Wells (album liner)
-Luna Luna, long-forgotten art amusement park, is revived with a little help from Drake, Financial Times
-Esther Pearl Watson: Guardian of Eden, Andrew Edlin Gallery (exhibition text)
-How Does The FBI Art Crime Team Operate?, Hyperallergic
-Art Rules, Frances Lincoln (book)
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