Reviews & Articles


“Asian-American Art Is Plagued by Generational Amnesia” Hyperallergic



“In the Mix: Some Thoughts on Japanese Pop Culture and Contemporary Art,” See You Space Cowboy…From Hokusai to Hiphop (catalog), San Francisco State Fine Arts Gallery, September 23 – October 20, 2023

Dialogue between J P 제피 and Sharon Mizota on the role of spirituality in contemporary art

“Sculptor Kenzi Shiokava was a distinctly L.A. artist. A posthumous exhibit shows why” Los Angeles Times

“Appreciation: Beloved artist and professor Jim Melchert taught us the value of paying attention” Los Angeles Times

“At the Japanese American National Museum, a Book Becomes a Monument” Hyperallergic




Fugitive Practice: Troy Montes-Michie’s Rock of Eye Reviewed,” Bomb, March 16, 2022


“How L.A. artist Kelly Akashi’s work evokes tangled feelings about impermanence” Los Angeles Times

“L.A. artists offer personal lens on Asian American diaspora in new ‘Off Kilter’ show” Los Angeles Times




“‘Womxn in Windows,’ a Chinatown video art show made for this moment” Los Angeles Times

“The new AR app that puts you in the room with Cate Blanchett” (Marco Brambilla) Los Angeles Times

“Kielbasa-shaped glass sculpture and other provocations from the late Miyoshi Barosh” Los Angeles Times

“Hank Willis Thomas, Tomashi Jackson and a different kind of color theory” Los Angeles Times


USC Pacific Asia Museum Decolonizes Its Collections, Artbound, KCET

How Artists Are Nurturing Their Creativity Under Lockdown, Artbound, KCET

COVID-19 and Anti-Racism Movements Create New Urgency for Working Artists, Artbound, KCET

Forced to Close Their Doors, Art Galleries Embrace Online Exhibitions, Artbound, KCET



“Art-hopping in L.A.’s Arlington Heights: A guide to a less-beaten gallery path” (Karolina Maszkiewicz, John Zappas, “California Winter,” Rodney McMillian) Los Angeles Times

Theaster Gates, Los Angeles Times

Jebila OkongwuLos Angeles Times

ShikeithLos Angeles Times

Bad Ass Bitches of the GettyLos Angeles Times

“A walker’s guide to gallery hopping along Highland Avenue” (Robin F. Williams, Francisco Rodriguez, Rebecca Shippee, Jon Key, Julian Stanczak) Los Angeles Times

Club Scum, Los Angeles Times

Susan MogulLos Angeles Times

“Please Recall to Me Everything You Have Thought of” Los Angeles Times

Brandon LandersLos Angeles Times

“Narrative Painting in Los Angeles” Los Angeles Times

“Where the Sea Remembers” Los Angeles Times

Hanna Hur, Los Angeles Times

Francesca Longhini, Los Angeles Times

Gabriella Sanchez, Los Angeles Times

Maria Berrio, Los Angeles Times

David Hammons, Los Angeles Times

Fahamu Pecou, Los Angeles Times

Joanne Greenbaum, Los Angeles Times

Graciela Iturbide, Los Angeles Times

Laura Lancaster, Los Angeles Times

Human Archipelago (book review) Los Angeles Times 

Cayetano Ferrer, Los Angeles Times

“People” Los Angeles Times

Lisa Solomon, Los Angeles Times

Sara Kathryn Arledge, Los Angeles Times

“Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s” (Tsuyoshi Ozawa) Los Angeles Times

Rona Pondick, Los Angeles Times

Sun Seekers: The Cure of California (book review) Los Angeles Times 

Farrah Karapetian, Los Angeles Times

Amoako Boafo, Los Angeles Times

Lee Quinones, Los Angeles Times



Hannah Epstein, Los Angeles Times

Catherine Opie, Los Angeles Times

Judith Linhares, Los Angeles Times

“Sweat lodge, Audre Lorde, magical holograms: Three stellar art shows that pull you to another place” (Martin Soto Climent, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Simone Forti) Los Angeles Times

Nicole Eisenman, Los Angeles Times

Katherine Sherwood, Los Angeles Times

Brie Ruais, Los Angeles Times

“The Feminine Sublime” Los Angeles Times

Junghwa Hong, Los Angeles Times

Michael Gittes, Los Angeles Times

Ken Okiishi, Los Angeles Times

Deborah Roberts, Los Angeles Times

Mimi Lauter, Los Angeles Times

Daniel Silva, Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Los Angeles Times

Kirsten Tradowsky, Los Angeles Times

Todd Gray, Los Angeles Times

Forrest Kirk, Los Angeles Times

Young Joo Lee, Los Angeles Times

“Remote Castration” Los Angeles Times

Jonny Negron, Los Angeles Times

Kazuo Kadonaga, Los Angeles Times

Hayv Kahraman, Los Angeles Times

Alex Jackson, Los Angeles Times

Klea McKenna, Los Angeles Times

Eleanor Swordy, Los Angeles Times

Laub, Los Angeles Times

Channa Horwitz, Los Angeles Times

Raúl de Nieves, Los Angeles Times

Jemima Wyman, Los Angeles Times

Buckminster Fuller, Los Angeles Times

George Rouy, Los Angeles Times

“Exhibitions by Kwame Brathwaite, Deana Lawson and Meleko Mokgosi challenge how blackness is represented” Los Angeles Times

Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography Since 1945(book review) Los Angeles Times



Zarouhie Abdalian, Los Angeles Times

Ryosuke Yazaki, Los Angeles Times

Farah Atassi, Los Angeles Times

Andy Kolar, Los Angeles Times

Edgar Arceneaux, Los Angeles Times

Anna Fasshauer, Los Angeles Times

Benjamin Weissman, Los Angeles Times

Cindy Bernard, Los Angeles Times

Lezley Saar, Los Angeles Times

Heather Rasmussen, Los Angeles Times

14th Factory, Los Angeles Times

Lia Halloran, Los Angeles Times

Stanya Kahn, Los Angeles Times

Klara Liden, Los Angeles Times

Kevin Appel, Los Angeles Times

York Chang and Justin Cole, Los Angeles Times

Chadwick Rantanen, Los Angeles Times

Jason Rhoades, Los Angeles Times

Olga Balema, Los Angeles Times

Iris Hu, Los Angeles Times

Taravat Talepasand, Los Angeles Times

Antonia Wright, Los Angeles Times

Letters to Andy Warhol, Los Angeles Times


Ghost Towns, Rodrigo Valenzuela: Journeyman (catalog)




Kelly Akashi, Los Angeles Times 

Yong Soon Min, Los Angeles Times

Mickalene Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler” Los Angeles Times 

Thomas Hirschhorn, Los Angeles Times

Elana Mann, Los Angeles Times

Lari Pittman, Los Angeles Times

Andrea Buttner, Los Angeles Times

Srijon Chowdhury, Los Angeles Times

Rodney McMillian, Los Angeles Times

Ry Rocklen, Los Angeles Times

3 Women, Los Angeles Times

Photography and LanguageLos Angeles Times

Please Have Enough Acid in the Dish!” Los Angeles Times

Kenneth Tam, Los Angeles Times

Francoise Grossen, Los Angeles Times

Alexis Smith, Los Angeles Times

Betty Tompkins, Los Angeles Times

“Eternal” Los Angeles Times


Ten sentences about the work of Daniel Joseph Martinez, Wasteland (catalog)




At the Broad Museum, All is Vanity, The New Republic, September 30, 2015

Ginny Bishton, Los Angeles Times

Gyung Jin Shin, Los Angeles Times

David Haxton, Los Angeles Times

Diana Al-Hadid, Los Angeles Times

Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, Los Angeles Times

Mernet Larsen, Los Angeles Times

Sergei Tcherepnin, Los Angeles Times

James O. Clark, Los Angeles Times

Betty Woodman, Los Angeles Times

Vivian Suter, Los Angeles Times

Hung Liu, Los Angeles Times

Devin Kenny, Los Angeles Times

Kon Trubkovich, Los Angeles Times

Renee Green, Los Angeles Times

Laura Krifka, Los Angeles Times

Micah Ganske, Los Angeles Times



Charles Ray, Los Angeles Times

Amy Adler, Los Angeles Times

Paul Pescador, Los Angeles Times

Howard Friedman, Los Angeles Times

Mie Olise, Los Angeles Times

Rafaël Rozendaal, Los Angeles Times

Canan Tolon, Los Angeles Times

Robert Heinecken, Los Angeles Times

Penelope Umbrico, Los Angeles Times

Bruce Richards, Los Angeles Times

Erin Besler, Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Boysen, Los Angeles Times

Matthew Ronay, Los Angeles Times

Edgar Arceneaux, Los Angeles Times

Stan VanDerBeek, Los Angeles Times

Soft TargetLos Angeles Times

Marcus Herse, Los Angeles Times

Ray Johnson (book review) Los Angeles Times 

Allora & Calzadilla, Los Angeles Times

Daniel von Sturmer, Los Angeles Times

Tony Greene, Los Angeles Times

Robert Swain, Los Angeles Times

Chris Engman, Los Angeles Times

Megan Cotts, Los Angeles Times




My Barbarian,

Los Angeles Times

Louise Nevelson

Connie Samaras

Raymonde Beraud

Nery Gabriel Lemus

Petra Schilder

Barbara T. Smith

Lisa Sigal

Michael Genovese

Frank Gehry

Rodney McMillian


Everything is Illuminated: Extra-Illustrated Books at The Huntington, Artbound, KCET, July 22, 2013

Sam Durant’s Social Media Movement: What #isamuseum?, Artbound, KCET, July 11, 2013

Community’s the Thing: Susan Silton Examines the Power of Names, Artbound, KCET, May 30, 2013

Once More, With Feeling: Stephen Prina’s History Paintings, Artbound, KCET, April 25, 2013

Trisha Brown: Dance in the Museum, Artbound, KCET, March 28, 2013

Costume Drama: Rubens and Korea, ARTNews, March 6, 2013

Catherine Opie: From the Outside In, Artbound, KCET, February 24, 2013

Art Meets Literature in L.A.’s Indie Presses, Artbound, KCET, January 30, 2013




Kelly Poe,

Art Therapy (Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama by Yayoi Kusama), Los Angeles Review of Books, January 25, 2012

Los Angeles Times

Andra Ursuta

Danny Lyon

Mark Swope

Facing the Sublime in Water, CA

Tony Cokes

Pablo Pijnappel

Luisa Lambri

Kerry Tribe

Oscar Cueto

Mary Weatherford

Candice Lin

Rashid Johnson

Charles Christopher Hill

Alejandro Cartagena



Ricky Allman

Roger Hiorns


Eddo Stern

Michael Wilkinson


Anna Betbeze

Jill Magid

Rigo 23

Mary Corse

James Lee Byars

Charlotta Westergren

Mounir Fatmi

Phil Chang

Carolyn Castaño

Ben Sakoguchi

Robin Rhode

Jocelyn Foye

Jennifer Steinkamp

Pietro Roccasalva

Sam Falls

Jonas Lipps

Ellsworth Kelly

Antonio Vega Macotela

Brian O’Connell

PST, A to Z, 2011-2012

“Pacific Standard Time” was a 6-month program of 69 museum and gallery exhibitions sponsored by the Getty to explore the history of art in Los Angeles between 1945 and 1980. In the series “PST, A to Z” I visited and wrote about all of them for the Los Angeles Times.

One person’s quest to see it all

‘Asco’ and ‘Edward Kienholz’ at LACMA

Maria Nordman, ‘Film Room: Smoke’ at LACMA

‘Beatrice Wood: Career Woman’ at Santa Monica museum

John Outterbridge at LAXART

“California Art” at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

“MEX/LA” at the Museum of Latin American Art

‘Peace Press Graphics 1967-1987’ at UAM CSULB

De Wain Valentine’s ‘Gray Column’ at the Getty Center

‘Golden’ and ‘June’ at Craft and Folk Art Museum (June Schwarz)

‘Los Angeles Goes Live’ at LACE

‘Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo,’ Fowler Museum

‘Indoor Ecologies’ at Eames House and ‘California Design’ at LACMA

‘Eames’ at A+D Museum, ‘Sympathetic’ at MAK Center (Esther McCoy)

‘Now Dig This!’ and ‘Places of Validation’

‘Doin’ It in Public,’ ‘Collaboration Labs’

‘Greetings from L.A.,’ ‘CrossCurrents’ at the Getty Center

‘Seismic Shift’ at California Museum of Photography

Moments to remember, so far (Midterm report)

‘L.A. Rebellion’ at UCLA Film & Television Archive

‘She Accepts the Proposition,’ ‘It Happened at Pomona’

‘Identity and Affirmation’ at CSUN Art Galleries

‘Alternative Projections’ at L.A. Filmforum

‘Drawing the Line’ at JANM

‘Exchange and Evolution’ at Long Beach Museum of Art

‘Craft Revolution’ at Mingei and ‘Phenomenal’ at MCASD

‘State of Mind’ at OCMA

‘The Radicalization of a ‘50s Housewife,’ ‘Best Kept Secret’ (Barbara Smith, UCI)

‘Mapping Another L.A.,’ at Fowler Museum, ‘Mural Remix’ at LACMA

‘Art Along the Hyphen’ at the Autry

‘Speaking in Tongues’ at Armory Center for the Arts (Wallace Berman, Robert Heinecken)

’46 N. Los Robles’ at Pacific Asia, ‘Proof’ at Norton Simon

PST, A to Z: ‘Under the Big Black Sun,’ ‘Naked Hollywood’ at MOCA (Weegee)

‘Artistic Evolution,’ ‘The Experimental Impulse’

‘Everyman’s Infinite Art’ at Chapman University

‘Civic Virtue’ at LA Municipal Art Gallery and Watts Towers Arts Center

The House That Sam Built,’ ‘In Words and Wood’

‘It Happened at Pomona Part 2: Helene Winer at Pomona’

‘Common Ground’ at AMOCA, ‘Clay’s Tectonic Shift’ at Scripps

‘Round the Clock’ at Vincent Price Art Museum

‘Pasadena to Santa Barbara’ at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

‘Sight Specific,’ ‘In Focus’

‘Cruising’ at One National Gay and Lesbian Archives

‘Perceptual Conceptual’ at Los Angeles Nomadic Division

‘L.A. Raw’ at Pasadena Museum of California Art

‘Backyard Oasis’ at Palm Springs Art Museum

‘Breaking Ground’ at Chinese American Museum

‘Carefree California: Cliff May’ and ‘Catherine Opie’

‘Trouble in Paradise’ at Grammy Museum

‘It Happened at Pomona Part 3: At Pomona’ at Pomona College Museum of Art

It is done


Ken Gonzales-Day Re-Examines Violence, Race, and Identity, Artbound, KCET, November 28, 2012

Ken Price’s Fantastic, Idiosyncratic Blobs, Artbound, KCET, October 14, 2012

Unfaithful Copies: Liz Glynn’s ‘Ancient’ Artifacts, Artbound, KCET, October 2, 2012

The Space Between: Gina Osterloh’s “Shadow” Residency at LACE, Artbound, KCET, August 5, 2012

The Quixotic Videos of Steve Roden, Artbound, KCET, July 2, 2012

Celebrity vs Culture: The James Franco-fication of Art World, Artbound, KCET, June 3, 2012

Art in the San Gabriel Valley: Where is It?, Artbound, KCET, May 14, 2012




Troy Morgan

Andrew Uchin

Sara Jane Boyers

York Chang

“Woman with a Lute” by Johannes Vermeer

“Possible Worlds”

“Street Sight”


Adam Janes

Ori Gersht

Marcos Ramirez ERRE

Isaac Resnikoff

Margaret Nielsen

Jim Shaw

Charles Karubian

Kim Beom

Florian Maier-Aichen

Melanie Willhide

Daniela Comani

Mari Eastman

“Art in the Streets”

Judy Pfaff

“We’re Not Here to Waste Time!”

Ken Gonzales-Day

“My Super Hero: New Contemporary Art from Iran”

“All of This and Nothing”

Dan Bayles

Soo Kim

Gardar Eide Einarsson

Heather Cantrell


Tomiko Jones, Justine Reyes, Kyohei Abe, Nueva Luz, Vol. 15, No. 2

Steve Martin and Dave Hickey at LACMA: Talking about art was fine with this audience, Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2011




Pae White: In Between the Inside-Out, X-TRA, Vol 12, No. 3

Alexandra Grant,

Robin Rhode,

Los Angeles Times

Edgar Arceneaux

Kelly Barrie

“The Big Four”

Matsumi Kanemitsu

Zoe Crosher

Anthony James

Trine Ellitsgaard

Michal Chelbin

Kalup Linzy

Paul McCarthy

Simone Lueck

Emilie Halpern

“Everlasting Gobstopper”

André Ethier

Todd Gray and Kyungmi Shin

“Stille Post: 7 Curators 7 Artists”

“Document: Iranian Americans in L.A.”

“The art that dare not speak its name”

“Country Music”


Robin Kandel

Lael Corbin

Hilary Brace

Achim Freyer

Yvonne Venegas

Mary Reid Kelley

Marie Jager


José Bedia

Dorothy Iannone

John Jurayj

“Somewhere On a Desert Highway”

Robert Lazzarini

Breaking the Rules: What is Contemporary Art? (book review)

“Beyond the Page: Miniature as Attitude in Contemporary Art from Pakistan”

“Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention”

Eamon O’Kane

John Stephan

Travis Somerville

Leonor Antunes and Amalia Pica

“Love in a Cemetery”

Ilán Lieberman

Robert Mallary

James Welling

“Rauschenberg at Gemini”

Bas Jan Ader

Nira Pereg

Noah Davis

Greg Colson


“Art that prompts a smile”

Joel Kyack’s “Superclogger”

Mel Chin’s “Fundred Dollar Bill Project”

“Thinking past the museum gallery white box”

“Goal of LACMA’s redesign is to have architecture serve the art”

Luisa Lambri




Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970, X-TRA, Vol. 11, No. 4

“Your Bright Future: Twelve Contemporary Artists from Korea,” 

Katherine Gray,

Angel Delgado,

Los Angeles Times

Sharon Lockhart

Arthur Ou and Alice Könitz

“Everyday Miracles (Extended)”

Dianna Molzan

Jeanne Silverthorne

Laura Riboli

Danica Phelps

“Locating Landscape: New Strategies, New Technologies”

Paul Shambroom


Diane Meyer’s “Without a Car in the World”, Los Angeles Times

Sandow Birk’s “American Qur’an”, Los Angeles Times

Joanna Priestley, Los Angeles Times

“Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A.”, Los Angeles Times

Llyn Foulkes’ Machine, Los Angeles Times

Rania Matar, Lisdebertus a.k.a. Luis Delgado, and Tarrah Krajnak & Wilka Roig, Nueva Luz, Vol. 13, No. 3




Kathleen Henderson

Haegue Yang

Kaoru Katayama

Patrick Jackson

Melanie Bonajo and Kinga Kielcynzska

Allora & Calzadilla

Mathieu Briand

Veronika Kellndorfer

Los Angeles Times

“Gouge: The Modern Woodcut 1870 to Now”

“Romance of the Bells: The California Missions in Art”

“Social Histories Woven into Indonesian Textiles at LACMA”

Anthony Goicolea, Jon Brumit, Zachary Royer Scholz and Carter Mull

Amanda Ross-Ho, Dorit Cypis, Brenna Youngblood and Sarah Cromarty

Cindy Stelmackowich, “Desertshore,” Alexandra Grant, Kerry James Marshall


Edgar Arceneaux and The Watts House Project, Artforum

Los Angeles Times

“The California Biennial Spreads Out”

“Indian Art: unique yet mainstream”

Dave McKenzie at REDCAT

“Women in the City”

“Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times”




Ruben Ochoa

Cao Fei

Richard Ross

Chen Xiaoyun

Shirley Tse


Sandow Birk

Nicole Antebi

William Pope.L

Charles Gaines

Andrea Bowers,”The Weight of Relevance”

Charles Ray, “Hinoki”

Joel Tauber, “Sick-Amour”



SF Weekly

“The Dust Never Settles” and Shomei Tomatsu, July 26, 2006

Timothy Nolan and Liu Xiaodong, June 28, 2006

Walter Kitundu, May 31, 2006

Vik Muniz, April 26, 2006

Hank Willis Thomas, Leo Valledor, “Under the Crooked Bough, We Stopped to Catch Our Breath,” March 29, 2006

Julie Mehretu, February 22, 2006

Taro Hattori, “Dispersed: African Legacy/New World Reality,” Kota Ezawa, and Rachel Weeks, January 25, 2006




SF Weekly

Andrew Junge, December 28, 2005

Makoto Aida, November 30, 2005

“Art in the Balance: A sneak peek at the new de Young reveals a rethinking of museum ideas,” September 28, 2005

“Reality in Abstract: Three very different photographers delve into documentary and artifice,”(Philip Kwame Apagya, Uta Barth, Eirik Johnson),  June 29, 2005

Tracey Snelling, April 27, 2005

Sui Jianguo, March 30, 2005




Yoshitomo Nara, San Jose Metro, July 21-27, 2004