I want to be an art hero when I grow up…

Oh, hello, I would like to get some help. I’m wondering, do you have this outfit in all Black? I’m going to an art opening tonight…

Click on Wonder Woman to see one of my Art Heros…

I’ve always wanted to be a bit of a Super Hero. Granted, I’m not going to spin myself into a frenzy trying to convince people to have an intelligent conversation about Modern and Contemporary Art with me. Rather, I’d like to think I can engage with others (who express a sincere interest and earnest effort in understanding art) without judgement and welcome open ended exchange of ideas. Hoping I can inch you ever so gently into understanding how art is in a constant state of change and evolution…


Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

4 thoughts on “I want to be an art hero when I grow up…”

    1. Aww, shucks, Kim. Seriously, that’s a HUGE compliment coming from you. Your writing is such an amazing mix of your personality and social commentary! I’m really trying to do that as well in my art writing. Thanks again, Kim. 🙂

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