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Rainey Knudson is a writer based in Houston. Rainey is the founder of Glasstire, the online journal of visual art in Texas and the oldest online-only art magazine in the country. ​In 2019, she stepped down as publisher of Glasstire after 18 years at the helm. She edited the 2021 book One Thing Well: 22 Years of Installation Art, about Rice Gallery.


Rainey's writing and news can be found here and on Substack. She is currently working on a performance piece about art, America, and technology.

Rainey has spoken or written about arts journalism at Emory University, the USC Annenberg School, the University of Texas at Austin, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, College Arts Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and other places. She has also spoken about caregiving at Houston Methodist Hospital. She serves on the board of directors of The Houston Seminar, and on the program advisory council of the UCross Foundation in Wyoming.

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Photo: Jennifer Battaglia

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