I am an editor, writer, and independent curator in Toronto. I have nearly twenty years’ experience in the fields of contemporary art and photography, where I have worked as a curator and programmer for museums; as the executive director of a nonprofit gallery; as an editor and author of books, magazine articles, and online texts; and as a professor, visiting critic, grant panelist, prize juror, and public speaker. I was most recently executive director of Gallery TPW in Toronto and, before that, was curator of photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Earlier in my career I worked as an editor at Aperture Foundation and at Artforum.
I am the author of the 2016 book Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974 (Yale University Press) and the editor of two previous anthologies published by the New Museum and Sternberg Press. A longtime art critic, I have written catalogue essays for the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, and the Whitney Museum, all in New York; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and the Guggenheim Bilbao, among other institutions, and my features, columns, interviews, and reviews have been published in Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, Aperture, and elsewhere.
E-mail brian@ or find me @briansholis.