Brian Sholis

I am an independent curator, consultant, editor, and writer. I was until recently curator of photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Prior to that I was an editor at Aperture Foundation and at Artforum, and for fifteen years I have written about contemporary art, photography, books, landscapes, and history. My first book, Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974, has just been published by Yale University Press. It accompanies an exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum of the same name.

I have moderated a discussion between a police chief and a civil-rights lawyer, juried international art prizes, lectured on patriotic monuments in WWI-era New York, interviewed experimental musicians and literary scholars, helped conceive an iOS app for a legacy publisher, and taught the American history survey to undergraduates.

I can be reached at and @briansholis.