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 or shouting at heedless car drivers from her bike.

Recent Articles


‘Out of Sight’ Is Big, Beautiful and Bright

In its third year, the survey of contemporary Pacific Northwest art radiates a lust for life.

Meet Laura Fried, Artistic Director of Seattle Art Fair

Laura Fried on her curatorial approach, what she's dying to see at the Fair and more.

On the Tenderness in the Everyday: Gretchen Frances Bennett

The artist discusses how a small story becomes part of a larger narrative.

Kusama’s Mirror Game

To obliterate or not to obliterate?

Rodrigo Valenzuela Opens ‘Closed Quarters’

The artist on his curatorial practice and creative evolution, and the art scenes of Seattle and LA.
Around Town

Home is (Briefly) Where the Art Is

How arts organizations are making a difference for people living with homelessness.

The Help: The Work’s Not Over

Damning, exposing, transformative works of art that take a second look at labor.

Extra Credit

Three works by UW MFA grads, now on display at the Henry, are unforgettable.

Queer Feelings

Adrien Leavitt talks about vulnerability and defiance in a dangerous world.

The Art of Carving Out Space 

Satpreet Kahlon uses castoffs and trash to challenge the patriarchy.

Becoming a Poet

At just 21, Angel Gardner discusses her role as celebrated poet, her time living homeless and writing.