Select Articles, Reviews, Catalogues

(please see CV on BIO page for full bibliography)



“Legacies of Abstraction, Feminism and Language” at the UK Art Museum , By Whitney Hale, Sep 11th, 2019.

“Grit and Vitality” Daniel Sturgis on Joan Snyder at Blain Southern, London, Texte Zur Kunts Magazine (Germany) August 28th, 2019.

“Ones to Watch: The Rising Art Stars of 2019.” Elephant, January 2nd, 2019.

Waugh, Rosemary. “Joan Snyder: Rosebuds & Rivers review.” Timeout London, April 4, 2019.

Wilkin, Karen. “‘Epic Abstraction’ Review: High Expectations and Trepidations.” The Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2019.


Schjeldahl, Peter. “The Inflation of Abstraction.” The New Yorker, December 31, 2019.

Smith, Roberta. “At the Met Museum, an Abstract Show that Falls Short of Epic.” The New York Times,  December 20th, 2018.

Cohen, David. “Featured Item from THE LIST: Joan Snyder at Anders Wahlstedt.” Artcritical, December 18th, 2018.

My Mother’s Altar: Joan Snyder Paints to Face Herself. Molly Snyder-Fink. Woman’s Art Journal, Fall/Winter, 2018.

Joan Snyder: The Female Presence. Two Coats of Paint. May 16, 2018.

Artillery Best in Show 2017. Black, Ezrha Jean Artillery, January 2nd, 2018


Joan Snyder, New Works: Art Basel Miami Beach

Forrest Bess and Joan Snyder: Parrasch Heijnen Gallery: David Pagel, Los Angeles Times

5 Questions with Joan Snyder: Charlotte Jansen, Elephant


Joan Snyder, Womansong. Griffin, Jonathan, ArtReview, Summer Issue, 2016, pg. 141. 

Q&A: Joan Snyder: Flaunt Magazine

All That Glitters: A Conversation with Joan Snyder: Jan Lhormer, Provincetown Arts

Review: Discoveries at Every Turn in Joan Snyder Paintings at Parrasch Heijnen. Pagel, David.  Los Angeles Times, May 11, 2016.

Q&A: Joan Snyder. Flaunt. May 2016.



“Joan Snyder at Franklin Parrasch.” Kreimer, Julian. Art in America, September 30, 2015.

A Profusion of Flowers: Joan Snyder: Franklin Parrasch Gallery: Roberta Smith, The New York Times.

Joan Snyder: Subrosa essay by Joan Snyder: Franklin Parrasch Gallery (full catalogue).

“Joan Snyder Sub Rosa.” Brock, Hovey. The Brooklyn Rail, June 3rd, 2015.

“Romantic Abstracts, ‘Product Paintings’ and 3-D Pixels.” Blagens, Peter. The Wall Street Journal, May 22nd, 2015.


"Sublime: Cristin Tierney Gallery at Expo Chicago.” Corcoran, Heather. “Artsy Editorial. September 18, 2014.

“Speaking with Joan Snyder About Sweet Cathy’s Song.” Manes, Cara. Moma Inside Out, May 8, 2014. 


Symphony: Early Works on Paper, New Paintings: Gering & Lopez Gallery (full catalogue)


The Consciousness of a Feminist Expressionist: Martha Schwendener, The New York Times

Joan Snyder/Intimate Works: Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries (full catalogue)

A New Sparkle for Abstract Ensemble: Joan Snyder: Tang Museum: Holland Cotter, The New York Times

The Lady of Wild Things: Lance Esplund, The Wall Street Journal

A Life Reflected in Rage, Grief, Gratitude: Joan Snyder: Dancing with the Dark: Kate McQuiad, The Boston Globe

Dancing with the Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963 - 2010: Marilyn Symmes, Faye Hirsch: Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University (full catalogue)

How Joan Snyder Broke the Art World's Glass Ceiling: Ilene Dube, U.S. 1 Newspaper

Getting Complicated: Joan Snyder Prints: Susan Tallman, Art in Print


Joan Snyder: A Year in the Life of Painting: Roberta Smith, The New York Times

Joan Snyder: A Year in the Life of Painting: Betty Cuningham Gallery (full catalogue

Frederick, Jeff. “Joan Snyder at Betty Cunningham.” Art in America. November 10, 2010, pp. 176-177.


Joan Snyder: Solway-Jones Gallery: David Pagel, Los Angeles Times


Between the Precise Layers, A Cultural Narrative: Roberta Smith, The New York Times

Feminist Art: A Reassessment: Susan Bee, Mira Schor, and Joan Snyder, M/E/A/N/I/N/G Magazine

A MacArthur ‘Genius’ Wants Her Work Seen. Erica Orden, The New York Sun, September 25, 2007, pp. 1, 23.

“Joan Snyder.” Schwendener, Martha. The New York Times, March 16, 2007, p. E33.



New Yorker of the Year: Joan Snyder: New York Magazine

In Every Stroke, Life's Fierce Pageant: Michael Kimmelmann, with images, originally published in The New York Times

Iron Joan: Joan Snyder: A Painting Survey: The Jewish Museum: Mark Stevens, New York Magazine


Building on the Bare, Bare Bones: Joan Snyder: Parrish Museum: Roberta Smith, The New York Times

Snyder's Earth, Freud's Skin: Jed Perl, The New Criterion


Getting Emotional: On Paintings of Lisa Zwerling and Joan Snyder: Jed Perl, The New Criterion


It Wasn't Neo To Us: Joan Snyder: Journal of the Rutgers University Library

Joan Snyder: Hirschl & Adler Modern: Holland Cotter, The New York Times


Painting From the Heart: Susan Gill, ARTnews 86, no. 4, April 1987, pp. 128-35.

True Believers Who Keep the Flame of Painting: Michael Brenson, The New York Times.


“Joan Snyder: True Grit.” Henry, Gerrit.  Art in America 74, no. 2, February 1986,  pp. 96-101.


Resurrection: Joan Snyder: Matrix 67, Wadsworth Atheneum


Joan Snyder: Paintings and Drawings: The Renaissance Society


100 Greatest American Women


The Anatomy of a Stroke: Recent Paintings by Joan Snyder: Marcia Tucker, ArtForum


Joan Snyder on Florine Stettheimer's Cathedrals paintings "She had almost a cinematic sensibility. She wanted to tell the whole story." The Artist Project is an online series in which artists respond to works of art in The Met's encyclopedic collection. Now available as a book published by Phaidon in cooperation with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. June 6, 2016.

Painter Joan Snyder talks about time and process while looking at her first paintings to work from the 1990s. Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School. Recorded on December 3, 1996.