I’m the visual arts and architecture editor of Arts+Culture Texas, the state’s only magazine devoted exclusively to the arts. From 2007 to 2011 I was the art critic and reporter for the Houston Chronicle; during the last two years of my time at the paper my duties also included society reporting.
I’m also an artist whose practice, in recent years, has overlapped with my art criticism. My collaboration with Reese Darby on The Art Gay Marries a Woman (2011-2012) drew national coverage and led to my departure from the Chronicle; a Salon story about the aftermath said I “shredded taboos with his antics, just as he ushered in new ones. And his performance was enough to leave a respected American museum standing over an empty hole in the ground with its tail between its legs.”
In 2013 I completed a two-part exhibition and residency at Art League Houston called Art Criticism and Reporting. Part one consisted of text paintings in which the art criticism and reporting in the texts were directed at me.
During part two, I handled my A+C duties in the gallery, which I was also using as an open studio to complete a second body of work.