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

‘Double Exposure’: A Reckoning with Edward S. Curtis

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Curtis’ birth, a vast and at times splendid show at the Seattle Art Museum, 'Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis, Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, Will Wilson' grapples with his problematic legacy.
Q&A

Up Close and Personal with Mickalene Thomas

The day before to her photography show's opening at the Henry on Saturday, Mickalene Thomas talks about her time as a model, the class that changed her life and how art is always personal.
News

Stanline Gallery Opens in Roosevelt

The new space opened last month with a collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photos by local artists Dan Ayala and Mary Gross.
Q&A

Vermillion Celebrates 10 Years

Diana Adams reflects on the role her longstanding art gallery/bar plays in a dramatically changing neighborhood.
News

FEMAIL’s First Museum Show Opens in Bellevue

'AMPM (2.0)' takes visitors on a trip through stages of material life.
Preview

‘A LONE’ Permeates the City With Poetry and Visual Art

“You’re alone together,” Stinson says. “That’s kind of a fascinating thing.”
Preview

Jono Vaughan’s ‘Project 42’ Honors Trans Lives at SAM

“The project is about raising awareness about what’s happening: Last year was the most dangerous year on record for trans people, and specifically for womxn of color," Vaughan says.
News

The New Nordic Museum Makes Its Big Debut

The 57,000-square-foot, $50-million museum project opens May 5.
Preview

The Visual Influence of the Black Panther Party

Contemporary African American artists continue to build on the aesthetic and social legacy of the Black Panther Party.
Review

Flowers and Focus: A Forgotten Photographer at Tacoma Art Museum

In the 1920s and '30s, self-taught, Seattle-based Ella McBride was among the most-exhibited art photographers in the world.
Q&A

Response and Responsibility: Rebuilding the Field of Architecture

"If you’ve been in the profession for 50 years and you think everything’s fine, you’re not paying attention," says Garrett Nelli, a designer at Seattle firm NAC Architecture.
Q&A

Chromophobia and Apocalypstick: The Alluring Photos of Natalie Krick

“Apocalypse means ‘uncovering,’ while lipstick is a cover-up. That’s something I’m playing with: covering and uncovering.”