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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Catching up with Christine West

Christine West recently announced that she’s stepping down as director of the Lawndale Art Center in Houston after more than eight years at the helm. […]

Catching up with Christine West

May Day Labor Protest at the Guggenheim

  As reported by Hyperallergic, yesterday the Guggenheim museum on 5th Avenue in New York was effectively shut down by protestors calling for a change […]

Image via Al Jazeera.

Political Art That Doesn’t Make Me Gag

Remember the 1990s? An entire decade of relative peace and prosperity. Nobody was worried about the Russians anymore, and people felt rich, even if they […]

Political Art That Doesn’t Make Me Gag

The Ed Wilson Interviews

Glasstire publisher Rainey Knudson interviews the crowd at the opening of Ed Wilson: A Survey, at the Art League Houston on January 16, 2015. Wilson […]

The Ed Wilson Interviews

And then there’s this

left: Gilbert Stuart, Martha Washington (The Athenaeum portrait), 1796 right: Andy Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monroe, 1962      

And then there’s this

Skipping Miami, Part 1: Paul Slocum

Last week I went to New York rather than the Miami art fairs. It was great. I caught up with Dallas native Paul Slocum, who […]

Skipping Miami, Part 1: Paul Slocum

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