I write about all aspects of art and the art world – from artists, museums, galleries, and the market to museum issues, art history, conservation, and art law. Writing about art  has allowed me to tackle virtually any subject I've wanted to, from politics and technology to military history and contemporary culture.  It is the perfect beat for anyone who wants to be a generalist in specialist's clothing.  

You can find my work in WSJ., TThe New York Times, and 1stdibs, among others.  I have also written for Slate, The Atlantic Monthly, Abu Dhabi's National, Art + Auction, Art in America and many more.   

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Latest Stories


Lyn Kienholz, Champion of Art in Southern California, Has Died at 88
The Art Newspaper, February 1, 2019
She founded the LA History Project, which led to the exhibition series Pacific Standard Time

Getting the Picture
WSJ., July 28, 2018
How did Instagram become the art world’s obsession? Though it may seem obvious that a visually driven platform would resonate in a visually driven industry, the story is more complex. 

A Visionary Photographer Reaches a Career Pinnacle
WSJ., Style & Tech, October 7, 2017
With his largest, most revealing retrospective and a major traveling exhibition, German photographer Thomas Struth’s continuing evolution is on display

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Latest News


My first book was sold to Scribner
From Publishers Marketplace in May 2018: "WSJ arts & culture contributor Carol Kino's The Fair-Haired Girls: The Twin Photographers Who Helped Define the Fashion Magazines of 1940s New York,  the untold story of a pair of talented Connecticut twins who joined the ranks of a circle of groundbreaking female photographers in the magazine industry while the men were off fighting in World War II, and forever changed the way women saw and were seen, to Valerie Steiker at Scribner, at auction, by Peter Steinberg at Foundry Literary + Media."   

The twins are Frances McLaughlin-Gill, the first woman hired by the Condé Nast photo studio, and Kathryn Abbe, who worked for the career girl fashion magazines like Charm and Mademoiselle that flourished in the 1940s.  


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News Flashback

R.I.P. Lyn Kienholz:
Southern California Art? Look It Up • NYT Arts & Leisure, December 16, 2007
In her latest project, Lyn Kienholz aims to write Southern California into international art history with an encyclopedia.

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