Art Journal Open (AJO) is an open-access digital journal for the visual arts, which presents artists’ projects, conversations and interviews, scholarly essays, and other forms of content from across the cultural field. With a commitment to fostering fresh intellectual exchange, AJO publishes original work by artists, scholars, teachers, archivists, curators, critics, and other cultural producers and commentators. Contributions focus on post-1945 material, with an emphasis on the contemporary, although topics from throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries may be considered. As an online publication, AJO prioritizes material that makes meaningful use of the web by employing multimedia formats and techniques.

Initiated in 2011 as an open-access affiliate of Art Journal, AJO has been independently edited since 2014. Each quarter, select material from Art Journal is published in AJO.

The creation of Art Journal Open was supported in part by a generous grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The journal is also made possible by CAA’s members and contributions from individuals and institutions.


Nicole Archer, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design, Montclair State University


The Art Journal/AJO Editorial Board advises the editors-in-chief of Art Journal and AJO and guides the journals’ editorial programs.


Nicole Archer, Montclair State University, Art Journal Open Editor-in-Chief
Jordana Moore Saggese, University of Maryland, College Park, Art Journal Editor-in-Chief
Mechtild Widrich, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Journal Reviews Editor
Karin Zitzewitz, Michigan State University, Chair
micha cárdenas, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jane Chin Davidson, California State University, San Bernardino
Hannah Higgins, University of Illinois at Chicago
Birgit Hopfener, Carleton University
Jane McFadden, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Florida International University
Ana María Reyes, Boston University
Cherise Smith, University of Texas at Austin


Rebecca K. Uchill (2017–19)
Gloria Sutton (2014–17)