Author: Rainey Knudson

Rainey Knudson is the founder and publisher of Glasstire. After working on a print magazine about Texas art, Knudson launched Glasstire in 2001 as one of the earliest web-only arts journals in the country. She has spoken or written about arts journalism at Emory University, the USC Annenberg School, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other places. She has a degree in literature from Rice University and an MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Houston.

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My Strangest Night in the Art World

This is what happened. I received an invitation to a talk at a gallery. Like many of you, I receive mass invitations for these things […]

My Strangest Night in the Art World

Alfredo Jaar and the Art of Atrocities

Last night at the Holocaust Museum Houston, Alfredo Jaar delivered an hour and a half lecture about his work. The Chilean-born artist was 17 years old […]

Alfredo Jaar and the Art of Atrocities

Thomas McEvilley, 1939 – 2013

The art historian and scholar Thomas McEvilley died yesterday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital in New York. He was 73 years old. A national figure and […]

Thomas McEvilley, 1939 – 2013

On the Ubiquity of “Porn”

In the wake of this fall’s Houston Fine Art Fair and Texas Contemporary Fair in Houston, someone remarked to me that art fairs are “Art […]

On the Ubiquity of “Porn”

David Shelton moves to Houston

Breaking news: this September, David Shelton will move his eponymous gallery from San Antonio to Houston. The new gallery will be located in the iconic […]

David Shelton moves to Houston

Jeff Williams wins $30K AMOA-Arthouse Texas Prize

Congratulations to Austin-based artist Jeff Williams, winner of this year’s $30,000 Texas Prize!! Statewide audiences will perhaps be most familiar with Jeff’s dust-encrusted sculptures from […]

Jeff Williams wins $30K AMOA-Arthouse Texas Prize

Toni Beauchamp, 1945 – 2012

Houston arts patron Toni Beauchamp died March 9 from ovarian cancer. A steadfast presence on the Houston art scene for decades, Toni served as the […]

Toni Beauchamp, 1945 – 2012

The other Heizer big rock

The big news this weekend is the arrival of Michael Heizer‘s “big rock” at LACMA, attended by hundreds of onlookers lining Wilshire Boulevard with their […]

Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Ken Price, 1935 – 2012

Iconic LA sculptor Ken Price, 77, died early today after struggling with tongue and throat cancer for several years. He recently completed preparations for his […]

Ken Price, 1935 – 2012

Wonderful Thing: Indian Fly Whisk

This Mughal Dynasty (mid-18th c.) fly whisk is on view in the MFAH’s Indian art galleries. It’s an outstanding object which alone merits a visit […]

Wonderful Thing: Indian Fly Whisk

Big Show Sneak Peek

It’s the BIG Show, the annual smorgasbord of Houston art at Lawndale Art Center! Here are a few highlights of this massive open-call hodgepodge: Patrick […]

Patrick Turk, The Scraptacularium Presents: Experiments in Mysticism #8, 2011, collage on panel