Barbara Ess


Meehan, Ryan. "The Secret Life of Objects at Magenta Plains." The Wire, November 2021.
Small, Rachel. "The Secret Life of Objects at Magenta Plains." TheGuide.Art, 15 September 2021.


White, Katie. "Lonely Days Can Make for Great Art. Here’s How 10 Artists Found Inspiration in Isolation, From a Bedridden Frida Kahlo to a Jailed Egon Schiele." Artnet News, 19 May 2020.
Di Liscia, Valentina. "The Artists Who Found Inspiration in Isolation." Hyperallergic, 20 March 2020.
Gavin, Francesca. "Five artists to discover at New York’s Independent Art Fair." How to Spend It, 3 March 2020.


Kovel, Sophie. "Critics' Picks: Barbara Ess." Artforum, April 2019.
Fateman, Johanna, "Goings On About Town: Barbara Ess." The New Yorker, April 2019.
"Barbara Ess: Someone To Watch Over Me." Time Out New York, 8 April 2019.
"Barbara Ess, Promise, 2007." Elephant, 20 April 2019.
Heinrich, Will. "New York Art Galleries: What to See Right Now." The New York Times, 30 April 2019.
Kotecha, Shiv. "The Shows To See Around Town During Frieze New York." Frieze, 30 April 2019.
Lehrer, Adam. "Collapsed Distance: Barbara Ess Observes and Surveils at Magenta Plains." Filthy Dreams, 2 May 2019.
Leung, Izzy. "Barbara Ess is Always Watching." Aperture, 17 May 2019.
Bianchi, Francesca. "Lower East Side, New York | Gallerie d’arte alternative." Salt Editions, 22 May 2019.
Pollack, Maika. "Around New York: On Some of the Season’s Best Shows, From Hilma af Klint to Mary Beth Edelson." ARTnews, 24 May 2019.
Schwabsky, Barry. "Photographing the Otherworldly and the Abject." The Nation, 14 June 2019.
Wilson, Michael. "Barbara Ess: Someone to Watch Over Me." Photograph Magazine, July / August 2019.


Knight, Christopher. “The Way We Live Now at Gallery Luisotti.” LA Times, 23 August 2014.


Kane, Tim. “Barbara Ess’s Photographs Examine Public-Private Border.” Times Union, 22 November 2011.


Aarons, Philip E. and Andrew Roth, eds. Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955. JRP | Ringier, 2010.


Johnson, Ken. “Review.” New York Times, 11 June 2004.
Aletti, Vince. “Review.” The Village Voice, 14 June 2004.


Sozanski, Edward J. “Crude, Alluring Images.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 12 September 2003.


Harris, Melissa ed., essay by R.H. Cravens, “Photography Past Forward.” Aperture Foundation, 2002.
Aletti, Vince. “The Best Photography Books of 2001: Eyes Wide Open.”The Village Voice, 22 January 2002.
Butcher, Bleddyn. “Soundcheck.”The Wire, February 2002.
Coleman, A.D. “Books: Fantastic Voyages and Street Life.” ARTNews, February 2002.


Ess, Barbara. I Am Not This Body. Monograph with text by Michael Cunningham. Aperture, 2001.
Harris, Jane. "Aura Fixation: Old Technology for New Photography.” Art on Paper, January / February 2001.


Schmerler, Sarah. “Review.” Art in America, November 2000.


Blind Spot No. 13, 1999.


Glueck, Grace. “Review.” The New York Times, 1 May 1998.


Princenthal, Nancy. “Barbara Ess at Curt Marcus.” Art in America, December 1996.
Lillington, David. “Being Me.” Creative Camera, October / November 1996.
Searle, Adrian. “Review.” The Guardian, 27 August 1996.
Dieckmann, Katherine. “In the Clear.” The Village Voice, 28 May 1996.


Levi-Strauss, David. “Review.” Artforum, Summer.
Volk,Gregory. “Review.” Art News, September 1994.
Blair, Dike. “Review.” Flash Art, Summer 1994.
Sacha, Craddock. “Review.” The London Times, May 17.


Kohen, Helen L. "Photographs' truths are in eyes of the beholder." The Miami Herald, 15 August 1993.
Smith, P.C. "Complex Vision." Art in America, March 1993.


Seward, Keith. “Review.” Artforum, September 1992.
Schjeldahl, Peter. "Fogmeister." The Village Voice, 28 April 1992.


Rosenzweig, Phyllis. Mattress Factory: Installation and Performance 1982-1989. Mattress Factory, 1991.


Sullivan, Constance, ed. Women Photographers. Harry N. Abrams, 1990.
Princenthal, Nancy. "Barbara Ess: Machine Dreams." The Print Collectors Newsletter, December 1990.
Sorenson, Dina. "Barbara Ess." Arts Magazine, October 1990.
McCormick, Carlo. "XY Ess." Artforum, Summer 1990.
Aletti, Vince. "Fuzz Box." The Village Voice, 22 May 1990.
Phyllis, Freeman, ed. New Art. Harry N. Abrams, 1990.


Smith, Joshua P. ed. Photography of Invention. National Museum of American Art / Smithsonian Institute and MIT Press, 1989.


Caley, Shawn. “Reviews: Barbara Ess.” Flash Art (Milan), Summer 1988.
Schwabsky, Barry. “Spotlight: Non in Codice.” Flash Art (Milan), January / February 1988.


Aletti, Vince. “Shooting from the Hip.” The Village Voice , 12 May 1987.
Cameron, Dan. “Mental theater: The Art of Barbara Ess.” Arts Magazine, Summer 1987.
Gardner, Colin. “The Art Galleries.” Los Angeles Times, 19 June 1987.
Haus, Mary Ellen. “Barbara Ess: The Mind’s Eye.” ARTnews , November 1987.


Cotter, Holland. “Reviews: Garnett Puett/Barbara Ess.” Flash Art (Milan), December / January.
Marzorati, Gerald. “The Getty’s ‘Whisper’ and Ess’s Essence.” Vanity Fair, September 1986.
“On Exhibit: February 8 through March 22.” C.E.P.A. Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 1986.
Saltz, Jerry. Beyond Boundaries: New York’s New Art. Alfred Van Der Marck Editions.
Zeichner, A. “Art Pick of the Week.” L.A. Weekly, December 1986.


Cameron, Dan. “Springtime on the Fringe.” Arts Magazine, September 1985.
Fisher, Jean. “Reviews: Barbara Ess.” Artforum, September 1985.
Gambrell, Jamey. “Barbara Ess at Cable.” Art in America , October 1985.
Grundberg, Andy “Barbara Ess.” The New York Times, 14 June 1985.
McKenna, Kristine “Wilshire Center.” Los Angeles Times, 26 July 1985.
“The Mirror Crack’d: Special Photo Section.” Redtape, no. 6, 1985–1986.
Mueller, Cookie. “Art and About.” Details, June 1985.
Tatransky, Valentin. “ARTS reviews: Barbara Ess.” Arts Magazine, September 1985.