"Disrupted Testimony," Digital Collage by Mitchell Aiken

I am a retired art professor— and also a painter, writer and curator—living on California's central coast. I have been writing about art and artists for over 15 years and have recently published two books: Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World and My Art World: Recollections and Other Writings 

I wrote a blog a week for the HuffingtonPost between May of 2010 and July of 2017 and have also blogged for the Brooklyn-based blogazine Hyperallergic. My writing has appeared in magazines including American Art Collector, Arts of Asia, Art Ltd., Catamaran, Harvard Magazine and International Artist. 

I offer services for artists including essay writing and virtual critiques.