CASSIE PACKARD a Brooklyn-based art and culture writer interested in networks, animacy, and worlding.

Packard (she/they) has bylines in publications including Architectural Digest, Art in America, Artforum, ArtReview, BOMB, Bookforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Cultured, e-flux, Financial Times, frieze, Interview, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, and Ursula. She is the author of Art Rules (Frances Lincoln, 2023) and has contributed to volumes published by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Dais Books, GRIMM, Karma, Miles McEnery Gallery, and Viaindustriae, among others.

Packard is a 2023 Momus/Eyebeam Shortlisted Critical Writing Fellow,  a member of the International Association of Art Critics, and an oral historian for Eyebeam. 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 New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation, The New School, 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 was previously 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
Jessica Segall’s “Human Energy,” e-flux
Unfiguring the Siren of Greek Mythology, frieze
Eileen Myles’s Pathetic Literature, The Brooklyn Rail
Leonor Fini at Kasmin, Artforum
Schema: World as Diagram, The Brooklyn Rail
Direct Action: Carmen Winant’s Lessons in Looking, Artforum
Dissident Practices: Brazilian Women Artists, 1960s–2020s, Artforum
Shigeko Kubota at MoMA,  Artforum
The Erotic Affinities between Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke, frieze
Gerda Wegener at Planting Fields Foundation, Artforum
Emilie Louise Gossiaux: Significant Otherness, The Brooklyn Rail
Nöle Giulini’s Alchemical Artworks, Art in America
Dewey Crumpler: Post Atlantic, The Brooklyn Rail
Lynn Hershman Leeson, in All Her Cyborg Glory, Hyperallergic
The Terrors of Whiteness in Wu Tsang’s Moby Dick, Hyperallergic
Ser Serpas Animates Our Late-Capitalist Epoch, ArtReview
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
Tishan Hsu: skin-screen-grass, The Brooklyn Rail
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


Aki Sasamoto Wants You 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
Blurring the Lines between Public and Private: Salman Toor Interviewed, BOMB
Author Stephanie LaCava on Art World Seduction and Survival, Interview
Gallerist Nicola Vassell considers the Caribbean context, Financial Times
Jenna Sutela Interviewed, BOMB
Weather and Wordplay: Yto Barrada Interviewed, BOMB
Reciprocating Gaze: Jordan Casteel Interviewed, BOMB
Fiction as a Space for Processing: Megan Milks Interviewed, BOMB
Barnett Cohen Interviewed, BOMB
Frieze Frame’s Sophie Mörner, Financial Times
Barnett Cohen Interviewed, BOMB
Paul Kasmin, Pioneering Gallerist and Champion of Chelsea Art Scene, Dies at 60, Architectural Digest
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, Bookforum
Silverlens gallery offers stateside visibility to south-east Asian artists, Financial Times
The Heart Has Its Own Intelligence: Legacies of the Gee’s Bend Quilters, Ursula
Half-Analog, Half-Digital: Mungo Thomson Interviewed, BOMB


Openings: Jes Fan, Artforum
Bodies of Work, Boston Art Review
Eye to Eye: Revisiting a landmark of lesbian photography, Artforum
Sung Tieu: Not Fracking Around, ArtReview
The Prospects of Painting: Robert Duran’s New York Years, Robert Duran: 1974-1979, Karma (catalog here)
Lesbian Art in Print, Momus
State of the Art, Eyebeam
Donna Haraway’s Children, Cultured
Joey Terrill’s Chicanx Constellations, frieze
Plastic Tenderness, Interspecies Kin, Viaindustriae (book here)
A Trigger for Thinking, Medium of Exchange: Sheida Soleimani, Dais Books (book here)
Angela Hesich & Abstraction’s Generosities, As above, so below, GRIMM
Factory Dance, Blau International (magazine here)
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, 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