Hi, I'm Paddy Johnson and I am the Editorial Director and founding editor of Art F City, a New York based art blog. I am a writer who focuses on art, the internet, and animated GIFs as well as a creative director who collaborates with artists to produce image essays, objects and other unusual projects. Often my writing and other projects are sparked by current events and an interest in participating in more equal political and economic systems.
Like everyone with a personal website, this one may be hopelessly out of date. It was last updated March 30, 2018. If today is more than six months after the date of latest update, assume that this bio isn't current. Email me and I'll send you something up to date.
Paddy Johnson is the founding Editor of Art F City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Economist. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program. In 2008, she became the first blogger to earn a Creative Capital Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital Foundation. Paddy was nominated for best art critic at The Rob Pruitt Art Awards in 2010 and 2013. In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile for her work as an independent art blogger.
Paddy also maintains an active presence as a curator. In 2011 she has curated Graphics Interchange Format, a survey of animated GIFs for Denison University and in 2016 created the sequel to that exhibition, Geographically Indeterminate Fantasies for Providence College and GRIN Gallery. In 2015 she curated Mimic, a show about imitation and illusion and Floating Point, an exhibition showcasing the work of 49 columbia MFAs at Judith Charles Gallery and in 2015 and 2016 created shows for the Satellite Art Fair. She is currently working on a retrospective of the feminist artist Carol Cole with curator Emily Stamey at the Weatherspoon Gallery in North Carolina.