CASSIE PACKARD a Brooklyn-based art writer particularly interested in the intersection of visual culture and queerness, networks, and worlding.

Packard (she/they) is an art writer with bylines in publications including Architectural Digest, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview, Blau International, BOMB, Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Financial Times, frieze, Hyperallergic, Interview, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Ursula, and VICE. Her writing appears in books and catalogs published by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Dais Books, GRIMM, Karma, Ki Smith Gallery, and Viaindustriae, and her book Art Rules was published by Frances Lincoln in September 2023.

Packard is a 2023 Momus/Eyebeam Shortlisted Critical Writing Fellow and a member of the International Association of Art Critics. She was a 2022 Recess Critical Writing Fellow and a 2019 Fellow in the Art & Law Program. She has been a speaker, panelist, or visiting critic at institutions including Brown University, Columbia University, the Fine Arts Work Center, Flag Art Foundation, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, the National Arts Club, the New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation, NYC Crit Club, and Rutgers University.  Her writing and criticism have been cited in books published by Cambridge University Press, NYU Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Springer Publishing, University of Pittsburgh Press, Verso Books, 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 exhibitions ART//SHOW and The Bad Gallery with a grant from Brown’s Modern Culture & Media Department.

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Jessi Reaves at Bridget Donahue, Artforum
Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere, Artforum
Leonor Fini at Kasmin, Artforum
Direct Action: Carmen Winant’s Lessons in Looking, Artforum
Eileen Myles’s Pathetic Literature, The Brooklyn Rail
Schema: World as Diagram, The Brooklyn Rail
Shigeko Kubota at MoMA,  Artforum
Tishan Hsu: skin-screen-grass, The Brooklyn Rail
Gerda Wegener at Planting Fields Foundation, Artforum
Emilie Louise Gossiaux: Significant Otherness, The Brooklyn Rail
The Erotic Affinities between Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke, frieze
Dissident Practices: Brazilian Women Artists, 1960s–2020s, Artforum
Unfiguring the Siren of Greek Mythology, frieze
Nöle Giulini’s Alchemical Artworks Turn Kombucha and Gelatin Into Sculpture, Art in America
Lynn Hershman Leeson, in All Her Cyborg Glory, Hyperallergic
The Terrors of Whiteness in Wu Tsang’s Moby Dick, Hyperallergic
Gala Porras-Kim at Amant, Artforum
Elsa Gramcko at James Cohan, Artforum
Morris Hirshfield at American Folk Art Museum, Artforum
On Radical Dance: Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti, Los Angeles Review of Books
David Wojnarowicz brings us closer to his real persona, frieze
Losing Ourselves in Liz Larner’s Shapeshifting Sculpture, Hyperallergic
Eva Hesse’s “Expanded Expansion”, Art in America
Carrie Moyer at DC Moore, Artforum


Karla Knight on living with the unknown, Artforum
Henrike Naumann: The conspiracy in your living room, Artforum
Mire Lee on the cannibalistic imagination, Artforum
Weather and Wordplay: Yto Barrada Interviewed, BOMB
Blurring the Lines between Public and Private: Salman Toor Interviewed, BOMB
Jenna Sutela Interviewed, BOMB
Author Stephanie LaCava on Art World Seduction and Survival, Interview
Reciprocating Gaze: Jordan Casteel Interviewed, BOMB
Gallerist Nicola Vassell considers the Caribbean context, Financial Times
Frieze Frame’s Sophie Mörner, Financial Times
Paul Kasmin, Pioneering Gallerist and Champion of Chelsea Art Scene, Dies at 60, Architectural Digest
Existential Meltdowns and Metaphysical Epiphanies: Cynthia Talmadge Interviewed, BOMB
Critique and Care: Sheida Soleimani Interviewed, BOMB
Gallerist Hannah Traore, Financial Times
Dan Hicks on the Benin Bronzes and Ultraviolence of World Culture Museums, Hyperallergic
Representing Connection: LJ Roberts Interviewed, BOMB
All Pleasures Fulfilled: Samantha Nye Interviewed, BOMB
Solitude in Isolation: A conversation with Moyra Davey about her recent essay collection, Bookforum
Fiction as a Space for Processing: Megan Milks Interviewed, BOMB
The Heart Has Its Own Intelligence: Legacies of the Gee’s Bend Quilters, Ursula


Openings: Jes Fan, Artforum
Eye to Eye: Revisiting a landmark of lesbian photography, Artforum
The Prospects of Painting: Robert Duran’s New York Years, Robert Duran: 1974-1979, Karma (catalog here)
State of the Art, Eyebeam
Joey Terrill’s Chicanx Constellations, frieze
A Trigger for Thinking, Medium of Exchange: Sheida Soleimani, Dais Books (catalog here)
Sung Tieu: Not Fracking Around, for ArtReview
Factory Dance, Blau (magazine here)
Plastic Tenderness, Interspecies Kin, Viaindustriae (catalog here)
Art Rules: How Great Artists Think, Create and Work, Frances Lincoln
A Common Thread, Recess
On Regards to the End, Emily Wells
Esther Pearl Watson: Guardian of Eden, Andrew Edlin Gallery
Itziar Barrio: On Bodybuilder and ROBOTA MML, for Susie G Projects
The Worlds of Stephen SpenderHauser & Wirth Publishers (researcher)
間 (Ma), Ki Smith Gallery (contributor)
‘Monsters Exist Because We Create Them’: Turning to Leon Golub in a Time of Crisis, Ursula
The Festive City, RISD Museum (curatorial team)
Conversations on Artists’ Estates & Modern Masters, Hauser & Wirth (editor & contributor)
How Does the FBI Art Crime Team Operate?, Hyperallergic
The Colorful and Clairvoyant History of Aura Photography, Artsy
The Soft Boys, The New Inquiry