About Us

What is Glasstire?
Glasstire is an online magazine that covers visual art in Texas. We’ve been in continuous operation since January 2001. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) publication, and we’re supported in part by grants from The Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., the the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greater Houston Community Foundation, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission for the Arts.

Make a donation to help expand the conversation about art in Texas.

And the name?
The name is an homage to Robert Rauschenberg’s sculptures of tires cast in glass. The artworks evoke traveling great distances, at great speed, with great clarity. We like that idea. We also drive around Texas a lot.

Who are you people?

Rainey Knudson – Founder/Publisher
Trained in literature and entrepreneurship, in 2001 Rainey founded Glasstire, the oldest online-only arts magazine in the country. She has spoken or written about arts journalism at Emory University, the USC Annenberg School, the College Arts Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other places. She lives in Houston.


Christina Rees – Editor-in-Chiefchristina rees headshot Prior to joining Glasstire full-time in 2014, Christina served as an editor at both The Met and D Magazine, as a full-time art and music critic at the Dallas Observer, and has also covered art and music for the Village Voice and other publications. Rees lives in Dallas, where she was previously the owner and director of Road Agent gallery and the curator of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts.


ariane roesch headshotAriane Roesch  – Associate Publisher
A native of Germany, Ariane received a BFA from the University of Houston in 2007 and an MFA from CalArts in 2011. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Till Richter Museum, Germany, and CentralTrak, Dallas. She lives in Houston.


Brandon Zech – Assistant Editor
A practicing writer, artist, and curator, Brandon graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in art history and a focus on interdisciplinary art. He has been involved in talks and panel discussions across the state at venues including the Texas Contemporary Art Fair in Houston and Artpace in San Antonio, and regularly contributes reviews and think pieces to Glasstire.


Our Writers
We believe in the power and importance of writing about art, and we’re proud to have been the largest employer of arts writers in Texas for many years now.
Write for us. Read our guidelines and submit your piece to our editors.

Selected Contributors

Michael Bise
Michael Frank Blair
Robert Boyd
Neil Fauerso
Gene Fowler
Dave Hickey
Betsy Huete
Kelly Klaasmeyer
Barbara Koerble
Ayden LeRoux
Peter Lucas
Melissa Mednicov
Ariane Roesch
Hills Snyder
Kathleen Brady Stimpert
Lawrence Weschler
Joseph R. Wolin




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