Elaine Sexton

Elaine Sexton’s art criticism, poems, reviews, and visual works have appeared or are forthcoming online and in print with Art in America, ARTnews, Art New England, American Poetry Review, Oprah, Poetry, Poetry Daily, Plume and You Are Here: The Journal of Creative Geography. Her third collection of poetry, Prospect/Refuge, is forthcoming this year with The Sheep Meadow Press. Formerly a senior editor at ARTnews, she teaches text and image workshops at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University and privately. She is a member of the NBCC (National Book Critics Circle). elainesexton.org


An Introduction by Elaine Sexton In the very early days of the pandemic, just before the call for all non-essential workers to stay at home, I was able to have a “studio” visit with artist Ro Lohin, whose work we featured in TQ15. For part of the year Lohin’s studio […]

Louise Crandell

  Vague Recollections of Specific Places: Louise Crandell with a micro-interview by Elaine Sexton   Elaine Sexton:  One immediate aspect of your work is the insistent climate, somewhere between cloudy and  tense, the subjects being not quite discernible. The composition of these paintings, landscapes and other ‘scapes, on the edge-of-clarity, […]

Kevin Wixted

KEVIN WIXTED: AT PLAY IN THE FIELD a micro-interview with Elaine Sexton     Elaine Sexton: Your new paintings, the subject of an exhibit at the American University of Paris Fine Arts Gallery earlier this year, show a dramatic shift from grids and abstract patterns to the tropical and ecstatic, composed […]

Miriam Ancis

MIRIAM ANCIS: BENDING THE RULES OF GEOMETRY a micro-interview with Elaine Sexton   Elaine Sexton: I wonder if you would expand on something you’ve said of your recent sculptures, how the social and emotional charge of gender, religion and politics inform for your process. And, also, how your approach shifted […]

Ellen Mueller

ELLEN MUELLER: ON SURVIVAL AS SUBJECT MATTER a micro-interview with Elaine Sexton     Elaine Sexton: Something clicks when we learn movement and performance plays a role in your making of Survival Skills. Feasting, gathering, churning, evaluating, all titles of individual collages, mix history and whimsy in this new body […]

Michael Goodwin

  SPLIT SECONDS: THE LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS OF MICHAEL GOODWIN a micro-interview with Elaine Sexton   ELAINE SEXTON: These landscapes have great presence. You seem to have stilled something fleeting, like memory, a moment in which the clouds in the sky looked spectacular or the light shaded the trees on a given day, something forgotten until […]

Peter Scott

  . ON THE DIGITIZED INSTAGRAMMED CITY, a micro-interview with Peter Scott by Elaine Sexton I first met Peter Scott as curator and director of Carriage Trade, his innovative and in many ways ground-breaking non-profit gallery in Manhattan’s lower east side. His curatorial work is clearly an extension of his […]