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.

Principal Team

Editorial

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.

Annikka Olsen, Managing 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.

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, which was released in 2014. Recent exhibition catalogues produced by SNAP Editions featuring Ebony’s writing include Larry Poons: Momentum.

Nina Rosborough, Associate Editor

Nina Rosborough is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and journalist; she is a frequent contributor to the Brooklyn Rail’s ArtSeen where she has written about artists including Martha Diamond, Torkwase Dyson, and Jordan Casteel. She is also the author of “Everyday Crucifixions,” a catalogue essay on work by the painter Sarah Slappey. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Spring 2022 writing resident at Yaddo. She is originally from Boston.

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.

Stephanie Cash, Contributing Editor

Stephanie Cash is a Lower East Side–based editor and writer. She was a staff editor at Art in America for 19 years, after which she served for five years as executive editor of Burnaway, an Atlanta-based digital magazine covering art in the South. Cash has extensive experience editing art books, catalogues, writing numerous grants, and leading writing workshops for artists and emerging art writers. Her writing has appeared in Art in America, Artnet News, Photograph, Burnaway, ArtsATL, and elsewhere.

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.

Nathan Jones, Contributing Editor and London Correspondent

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.

Design

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].

Michael Motley, Designer

Michael Motley has developed branding and identity, exhibition graphics, publications, catalogs, and books for museums, galleries and other cultural institutions including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, The McNay Museum of Art, The Santa Fe Museum of Art, The University of New Mexico Art Museum, The Museum of International Folk Art, The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, Yares Art, and SITE Santa Fe. He collaborated with Richard Tuttle, Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, and Sarah S. King on a book for their exhibition of Indonesian Textiles and developed typography with Tom Joyce for his commission for the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. He has designed monographs on John Connell with David Chickey for Radius Books, Paul Pletka for The University of Oklahoma Press and William Coupon for Damiani Editore. Recent projects include An Essential Solitude for SNAP Editions; a series of four books on the Albuquerque Museum's collections and a large format monograph of panoramic photographs by Gus Foster for the Museum of New Mexico Press; and Voices of the Rainforest and Cool Running multimedia books with ethnomusicologist Steven Feld.

Marina King, Social Media Director

Marina King is the Social Media Director for SNAP Editions. In addition to her work for the company, she is a cinematographer and director of photography who has worked on such documentaries as the Price of Freedom (2021, HBOMAX), an unflinching perspective on the gun violence epidemic in the US, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; Down with the King, “A Rapper in the Wilderness” starring Freddie Gibbs ( (2022, PrimeVideo) which premiered during the Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the Deauville Film Festival. She is currently working on the HBO series “How to with John Wilson."

In Memorium

Ted Mooney, Senior Editor

Ted Mooney was a New York-based writer and editor who had 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 is 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 was working on a novel set in Barcelona during the 2008–2012 financial crisis. Mooney, an invaluable team member and friend, died suddenly on March 25 at his home in New York City.