The last 15 years have seen enormous changes in the vernacular of online art and art criticism. Founding editor of the blog Art F City, Paddy Johnson will discuss how those shifts have affected how we talk about art and how we evaluate it.

(Expect GIFs.)

Paddy Johnson, our third Visiting Writer to date, maintains a column on digital art for Artnet and has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, the New York Times, and the Economist.

Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2007 she received a scholarship to attend iCommons conference in Croatia as the art critic. In 2008, she served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowships and became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and 2013.

The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design, and performing arts; assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raises appreciation for the arts in American society.

The Visiting Writers Program, hosted by the Miami Rail, is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 3rd administrator@miamirail.org

Free parking in the YoungArts garage off 21st street