Margo Vansynghel has been a writer as long as she can remember. Even before straying from the Belgian seaside (where she was born) to pursue degrees in Art History and Journalism, she worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist and critic, and still does today. When she’s not writing, reading or seeking refuge in museums and galleries, you can find her behind a camera, shouting at heedless car drivers from her bike or documenting conditions in homeless camps.

Recent Articles

Review

Ko Kirk Yamahira Deconstructs Abstraction at the Frye

In his first solo museum exhibition, the Seattle-based artist builds on the legacy of minimalist modernism with deadpan reverence and delicate sensuality.
News

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Gains Momentum

Five years in, BIMA cranks up the heat with the debut of a new interdisciplinary festival, 'Momentum,' and a sweeping show by ceramic sculptor George Rodriguez.
Review

Dazzling Brilliance: ‘Figuring History’ at Seattle Art Museum

The exhibition marks the first time the work of three seminal American artists, Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas, have been shown together.
News

Nato Thompson Named Seattle Art Fair’s New Artistic Director

The Philadelphia-based curator and author is known for promoting politically engaged, activist art.
Q&A

Zhi Lin Excavates a Strenuous History

In an exhibition of video, paintings and drawings in Chinese ink at Tacoma Art Museum, Lin aims to reclaim the history of Chinese Americans.
News

A New Arts Space, Called Found, Heads for Capitol Hill

A new interdisciplinary space aims to showcase and connect underrepresented artists.
Feature

Portraiture and Community in ‘Everyday Black’ at NAAM

A powerful new exhibit at Northwest African American Museum features photography by Jessica Rycheal and Zorn B. Taylor.
Preview

Centering Artistic Portraiture, a New Gallery Opens Downtown—and on Your Computer

This month, Jolyn Gardner-Campbell premiered 'Perspectives in Portraiture,' an online gallery and ongoing pop-up artist talk and exhibition that focuses on the visual work of Seattle-based artists of the African diaspora.
Review

Celestial Coincidences in Tacoma

Asia Tail and Raven Juarez's multimedia show 'Moon Moan' at 950 Gallery is more than an ode to the moon.
Q&A

Indira Allegra on the Memory of Objects and Looms as Writing Devices

Indira Allegra's “Woven Account” is now on view at North Seattle College and her solo show 'BODYWARP,' a collection of looms as sculptures plus photos and videos of performances, runs until Feb. 10 at The Alice, where Allegra also performs on Friday, Jan. 12.
News

Paul Rucker Receives TED Fellowship

The cellist and multidisciplinary artist talks about being one of this year's 20 TED fellows as well as his current work and upcoming exhibits.
Preview

What to See at First Thursday

New year, new art. Here’s a handy guide to the most exciting openings, shows and events for Pioneer Square’s First Thursday art walk tonight.