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.


Grace Aneiza Ali, Curator and Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Department of Art History, Florida State University


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


Grace Aneiza Ali, Florida State University, Art Journal Open Editor-in-Chief

Eddie Chambers, University of Texas at Austin, Art Journal Editor-in-Chief
Balbir Singh
, Concordia University, Art Journal Reviews Editor
January Parkos Arnall
, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
John Corso-Esquivel
, Davidson College
Hannah Higgins
, University of Illinois at Chicago
Birgit Hopfener
, Carleton University
Việt Lê
, artist, writer, curator
Alpesh Kantilal Patel
, Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Ana María Reyes
, Boston University
Cherise Smith
, University of Texas at Austin


Nicole Archer (2020–23)
Rebecca K. Uchill (2017–19)
Gloria Sutton (2014–17)