About

Smart New Art Publications, a publishing and communications company based in New York, offers its clients the range of services required for the highest quality art publications and collateral material, including exhibition graphics and branding—from conception to completion.

Today's international businesses demand fast-track deadlines, results, and SNAP Editions is accustomed to meeting aggressive schedules, streamlining all aspects of editorial content, design, and production, as well as developing areas of cross-platform publishing, while ensuring timely completion and product excellence.

SNAP Editions will be adding a not-for-profit [501(C)] component [name to be announced] that will be developed with the counsel and recommendation of an international advisory committee. The new imprint will publish a limited portfolio of unique volumes, catalogues, and other printed objects intended to memorialize and perpetuate events, exhibitions, symposia, among others, in the visual arts, performance, and literary arenas that merit physical as well as digital documentation.

Principle Team

Sarah S. King, Editor-in-Chief

Sarah S. King is the cofounder of SNAP Editions where she has been Editor-in-Chief for the past thirteen years. King is also currently a correspondent for Art in America magazine, where she served as Senior Editor and Picture Editor in the 1990s. Between 1999 and 2005, King lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was Chief Editor/Head of Publications for SITE Santa Fe, overseeing the production of the museum’s exhibition catalogues as well as education and collateral materials. During that time, King was also appointed Special Projects Editor for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Over the past twenty-five years, she has contributed numerous exhibition catalogue essays to art institutions worldwide and also worked as a translator and photographic researcher for a wide range of art history and art criticism volumes.

Joseph Guglietti, Lead Designer

Joseph Guglietti has collaborated with Sarah S. King and SNAP Editions for nearly two decades. He holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University and has worked for such firms as Vignelli Associates and M&Co, and was the Graphic Design Director at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum before founding his own firm in 1987. Guglietti has specialized in image development, brand positioning, print communications, and book/catalogue design for international corporations and institutions such as American Express Publishing, Random House, Rizzoli International, McGraw-Hill, National Audubon Society, Liz Claiborne, JP Morgan, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Norton Museum of Art, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of New Mexico, The Santa Fe Opera, SITE Santa Fe, Stanford University, and Yale University.

Ted Mooney, Senior Editor

Ted Mooney is a New York-based writer and editor who has long pursued two parallel careers—in the art and literary worlds. He worked for many years as a senior editor at Art in America magazine, where he edited a wide range of art critics and artists, occasionally writing for the magazine as well. Simultaneously, he devoted himself to fiction, writing the novels for which he now best known: The Same River Twice (2010), Singing into the Piano (1998), Traffic and Laughter (1990), and Easy Travel to Other Planets (1980), nominated for an American Book Award. After leaving Art in America in 2008, he taught at the Yale University School of Art, co-founded and edited JACANA: The Journal of African Culture, collaborated with artists Elmgreen & Dragset on a project for Garage magazine, wrote extensively for the Turkish arts journal Sanatatak, and has continued to write fiction. His writings have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Granta, Garage, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Artforum, and Les Intockuptibles, among other places. He is currently working on a novel set in Barcelona during the 2008–2012 financial crisis.

David Ebony, Senior Editor

David Ebony, a longtime Art in America staff member, is currently a Contributing Editor of the magazine. He has written for the magazine numerous features, reviews, and news items on a wide range of subject matter and artists, including Per Kirkeby, Piero Gilardi, Antoni Tàpies, and Katharina Grosse. Ebony has most recently become a columnist for the website Yale ARTbooks, Yale University Press. He has also written a number of exclusive articles for the A.i.A. website as well as Artnet.com. Ebony also contributes to Lacanian Ink, a journal of psychoanalysis and art. He is the author of monographs on a number of artists, including Emily Mason [Braziller, 2006]; Botero: Abu Ghraib [Prestel, 2006]; Craigie Horsfield: Relation [Jeu de Paume, 2006]; and Carlo Maria Mariani [Edition Volker Huber, 2002]. Formerly a musician and songwriter, Ebony has had one of his 1983 compositions, “Gun Shaft City,” recently recorded by Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame, to be released in 2014. Recent exhibition catalogues produced by SNAP Editions featuring Ebony’s writing include Larry Poons: Momentum.

Tim Laun, Designer

Based in New York City, Tim Laun has collaborated with SNAP Editions on numerous projects since 2012, for museums and art institutions such as the Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College and the Hunter College Department of Art & Art History, as well as other notable clients such as the Heisman Trophy Trust. Together with designer Natalie Wedeking, Laun founded the company Wedeking | Laun, offering a wide range of design services, and a combined more than 30 years of experience, to clients internationally. Laun's most recent art exhibition catalogue designs include Dannielle Tegeder: Painting in the Extended Field [Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, 2014] and Notations: The Cage Effect Today [Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, 2012].

Diane Armitage, Senior Editor

Diane Armitage has been an associate editor for SNAP Editions since 2004. She has a BA in English from the University of Rhode Island and a BFA and an MFA in Art Studio from the University of New Mexico. She is an artist working in digital video; a freelance writer and editor for art publications; and an adjunct lecturer in Art History at the Santa Fe Community College where she established the Art History program in 1999. She has also taught for the University of New Mexico and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. She lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Annikka Olsen, Associate Editor

Annikka Olsen is an editor and writer based in Manhattan. Prior to working at SNAP Editions, she held positions at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and was a Short List Curator for BRIC Contemporary Artist Registry. She received her MA in the History of Art from University College London, where she wrote her thesis on Allan Kaprow under the supervision of Briony Fer, and completed her BA at the University of Southern California.

Nathan Jones, Assistant Editor

Nathan Jones is a New York-based writer whose work can be found in Hyperallergic and Arte Fuse. Before coming to SNAP Editions, he held positions in various art institutions in New York and Boston, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Field Projects, New York; and is currently a press coordinator and research assistant for Leon Tovar Gallery, located in New York’s NoMAD neighborhood. He is also a printmaker and designer specializing in the silkscreen process. In the spring of 2017, he received an MA from Columbia University’s Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies program, where he wrote his thesis on Robert Smithson and optical devices.

Christofer Degrér, Editorial/Design Correspondent

Christofer Degrér was born and raised in Malmö, Sweden and received his BFA in Fine Arts from Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida. A multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin, Malmö, and Málaga, Spain, Degrér has exhibited his work internationally, including Carroll/Fletcher gallery in London, Hot Woods Art Center, Brooklyn, and the Contemporary Art Gallery of Calgary, Canada. He brings experience and expertise from his artistic practice and academic research to his role as Editorial/Design Correspondent at SNAP Editions. Aside from his background in art history and theory, Degrér has been involved in a number of art and design affiliated establishments, including the Scandinavian furniture and design gallery Roomexpo, Malmö, Sweden, as well as Tizianos Art and Kreëmart, New York.

Marina King, Social Media Strategist

In addition to running Social Media for SNAP Editions, Marina King is a Camera Operator and Assistant Editor at Flatbush Pictures, a film and content studio based in Brooklyn. Specializing in film production, she has worked with numerous production studios throughout New York City and Washington, DC, producing content for brands such as New Balance, Hennessey, and The CW. Among her more notable contributions is working on the critically acclaimed film, “The Witness,” which was shortlisted for the Academy Awards. She is a freelance cinematographer and drone operator, working with clients such as WeWork, Civic Entertainment Group, and TNT. She received her BA in Film & Media Arts from American University in 2017.

Jay McCarthy, Website Designer & Developer

In addition to managing SNAP Editions' website design and development, Jay McCarthy is a software developer for a boutique trading and technology consultancy. Much of his other work lies at the intersection of art and technology. He has worked with various artists, writers and content creators. He received his BS in Psychology and Neuroscience in 2016 from The Pennsylvania State University.

Katie White, Contributing Editor

Katie White has worked in the curatorial departments at the Guggenheim, the International Center for Photography, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She holds an MA in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU, where she wrote her thesis on Depression Era photography under Linda Nochlin. She earned her BA in Art History and Journalism from NYU. She has contributed to The Art Newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore and several graduate journals.

Maggie York-Worth, Contributing Editor

Maggie York-Worth is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. She has edited a variety of content, including novels, short stories, and academic essays. Her writing has been published in Cool Hunting, The Santa Fe Reporter, and Trend Magazine. She received a BA in Written Arts from Bard College.