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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In Defense of Online Comments

Recently, someone whose judgment I respect told me that the comments on Glasstire can—and should—be taken as a reflection of the site’s editorial ethos. I […]

In Defense of Online Comments

Hello, Project: New Gallery for Houston

Houston artist Jon Hopson is opening a new commercial gallery space in Houston this summer. Hello Project will be located within the venerable McMurtrey Gallery‘s […]

Hello, Project: New Gallery for Houston

Good Enough ISN’T: Basketball Art

In the wake of the Spurs’ crushing defeat of Oklahoma City* last night in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, it seems an appropriate […]

Good Enough ISN’T: Basketball Art

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