Selected Catalogs & Essays

"When Poetry Devours the Walls"
An essay about Blek le Rat, aka Xavier Prou, the street stencil art pioneer who taught Banksy everything he knows. It appears in "Blek le Rat: the Thirty Year Anniversary Retrospective" (San Francisco: Art Publishing, Ltd., 2011)

"Robert Schwartz"
Catalog essay for "Robert Schwartz" (one of the subjects of my first art review in 1991)
September 8 - October 9, 2011, Babcock Galleries, New York

"Tattoo," Dominick Lombardi, Tattoo, The Housatonic Museum of Art
September 23 – October 23, 2009, The Hoosatonic Museum of Art
This publication is the book version of the show I curated of Dominick's work, "The Post Apocalyptic Tattoo: A Ten-Year Survey," at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, Texas (January 31 - March 23, 2008)

Suzanne McClelland: Rock and Shift, with texts by Carol Kino, Barry Schwabsky & Sue Scott
Hard Press Editions, December 2008
This publication is the first major book on the work of artist Suzanne McClelland.

"Better Than Nature"
Catalog essay for "Marilla Palmer: Debauchee of Dew in a Concrete Landscape."
April 19 - May 17, 2008, Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, Calif.

"Kunst und Geld in New York" ("Art and Money in New York")
Published in "NYC: Das vermessene Paradies – Position zu New York" ("The Measured Paradise – Positions on New York"), ed. by Bernd M. Scherer and Detlef Diederichsen. (Berlin: Edition 8, 2007)

"Carol Kino Observes Gwen Hardie"
Catalog essay for "Gwen Hardie: Face Paintings"
November 5 - December 23, 2005, Dinter Fine Art, New York, N. Y.

On "Optimism Reigns and Rains"
Catalog essay for "Marilla Palmer: Optimism Reigns and Rains"
March 18 - April 18, 2005, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, N. Y.

On "Stations"
Catalog essay for "Vincent Valdez: Stations"
August 17 - October 10, 2004, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, T.X.

On "A Timeless Montage of Being and Conflict"
Catalog essay for "A Timeless Montage of Being and Conflict: Joey Fauerso, James Smolleck, Vincent Valdez, Lloyd Walsh"
Fall 2004, Parson's School of Design, Paris

"The World's a Stage"
Catalog essay for "Lisa Kereszi: Interiors and Landscapes; New Burlesque"
March 14 - April 14, 2003, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, N. Y.

"The Conveyance of Meaning"
Catalog essay for "Miriam Dym: New Work"
Nov. 30, 2000 - Jan. 7, 2001, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, N. Y.