I have applied my strong writing skills to a diverse set of opportunities in the arts, ranging from writing a book to art criticism and articles, book reviews, blog posts, exhibition catalog essays and didactic texts, scholarly journals, and editing an online journal and two books. I worked closely writing books with a Mexican architect and a famous Greek sculptor, and as an arts administrator I wrote grant proposals, press releases, and evaluation reports. Yet I haven’t written fiction since I was in grade school and was a voracious science fiction fan. I recall writing a story about people who were driven underground because of pollution and began to turn into moles in order to survive. A selection of my regular postings and short articles from social media can be found on the right sidebar of this website.
Bautista, S. S. (forthcoming). How to Close a Museum: A Practical Guide. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Bautista, S. S. (2013). Museums in the Digital Age: Changing Meanings of Place, Community, and Culture. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES & CHAPTERS
Bautista, S. (2016). An Uncertainty of “Place” for Museums. In S. Holo & M-T. Alvarez (Eds.), Remix: Changing Conversations in Museums of the Americas. Berkeley: UC Press.
Bautista, S. & Balsamo, A. (2013). Understanding the Distributed Museum: Mapping the Spaces of Museology in Contemporary Culture. In Museums and Higher Education Working Together: Challenges and Opportunities. University of Brighton, England.
Bautista, S. (2009). The Social Function of Museums in the Digital Age. The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 9–19.
NON PEER-REVIEWED WRITINGS
The Future of Museums Blog (Co-Authored, 2012). HASTAC.
Futures of Learning blog, under Anne Balsamo, P.I. for the MacArthur Foundation grant
1) Online (art) Museum Experiences (July 10, 2009)
2) Museum Collections: Digitization → Dissemination → Dialogue (July 3, 2009)
3) Mobile Experiences in Art Museums (June 30, 2009) with Cara Wallis
4) Digital Media in Community Libraries, Part 2: Teen Websites (May 28, 2009)
Bautista, S. (2008, October). Chicano Art: Is this the Beginning or the End? THE Magazine Los Angeles, pp. 36–38.
Chicano Art – LA Magazine
Bautista, S. (2005). The Creative Process of Architecture. In Manuel Rosen Morrison: Architecture (pp. 237–244). Mexico, D.F.: Grupo Noriega Editores.
Bautista, S. (1995, December). Six Baskets and a Bag: The Fate of Priam’s Treasure. Odyssey, pp. 41–42.
Bautista, S. (1995, Summer). Citizen Takis. ARTnews, p. 64.
Bautista, S. (1995, January/February). Takis Unmasked. Odyssey, pp. 57–59.
Bautista, S. (1994, July/August). On The Road. The Art Magazine, pp. 80–83.
Holo, Selma & Alvarez, Mari-Tere. (2010, Spring). Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values. Journal of Museum Education, Vol. 35, pp. 114–115.
JME book review – Beyond the Turnstile
Levine, Caroline. Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts. (2009, Vol. 3). International Journal of Communication [Online], pp. 941–947.
IJOC book review – Provoking Democracy
Krause Knight, Cher. Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism (August 28, 2008). International Journal of Communication [Online], pp. 964–967.
IJOC book review – Public Art
Revised Second Edition of Dunitz’s Street Gallery (1998, Vol. 1). Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles Journal. p. 6.
EXHIBITION CATALOG ESSAYS / TEXT
Melissa Walter in San Diego Art Prize 2020, Bread & Salt, California. Curated by Chi Essary.
Artifex: New Work by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Harry Gamboa Jr., Shizu Saldamando and John Valadez. Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Culver City, California, 2013. Artifex exhibition text
Borderlandia: Cultural Topography by Einar and Jamex de la Torre. The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, 2010.
The Third Center of the World, The Labyrinth of Multitude: Contemporary Latin American Artists in Los Angeles. The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University Los Angeles, 1999.
Centro Cultural de Tijuana: A New Cultural Paradigm for the Postmodern Condition. In Open House West: Museum Architecture and Changing Civic Identity. USC Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles, 1999.
Spring Fever. The Mexican Cultural Institute and The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 1999.
The Rocky Road Forward, Frank Romero: Urban Iconography/ Iconografía Urbana. The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University Los Angeles, 1998.
1992 – 1996 Contributing Art Critic and Writer
ARTnews Magazine & ARTnewsletter – New York City, NY
Odyssey Magazine (international English) – Athens, Greece
The Art Magazine (bilingual) – Athens, Greece
ARTI International (international bilingual magazine) – Athens, Greece
Athenscope Magazine (English) – Athens, Greece
Cypriot Course – 4th Minos Beach Art Symposium, ARTI International, Vol. 32, January/February 1997: 213–215. (Review of exhibition at 4th Minos Beach Art Symposium, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, June–September 1996)
Costas Archaniotis, ARTI International, Vol. 30, July/August/September 1996: 186–187. (Review of exhibition at Gallery 7, Athens, Greece, April 23–May 23, 1996)
Garbage, ARTI International, Vol. 30, July/August/September 1996: 222–227. (Review of exhibition at Center of Contemporary Art, Larissa, Greece, May 24–June 30, 1996)
Sigmar Polke. Photoworks: When Pictures Vanish, ARTI International, Vol. 29: 218–219. (Review of exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, December 3, 1995–March 24, 1996)
Yishai Jusidman, ARTI International, Vol. 27, November/December 1995: 218–219. (Review of exhibition at Jardin Borda, Cuernavaca, Mexico, April 27–June 4, 1995)
Josie Wilkinson, ARTI International, Vol. 26, September/October 1995: 208. (Review of exhibition at Gallery 7, Athens, Greece, May 22–June 10, 1995)
Costas Evangelatos, ARTI International, Vol. 25, May/June/July 1995: 202–203. (Review of exhibition at Athens Cultural Center, Greece, April 4–20, 1995)
Yannis Spyropoulos, ARTI International, Vol. 25, May/June/July 1995: 194–196. (Review of exhibition at National Gallery of Art, Athens, Greece, April 10–June 30, 1995)
Time is a Child Moving Pieces in a Game; The Kingship is in the Hands of a Child, ARTI International, Vol. 24, March/ April 1995: 213–217. (Review of exhibition at Athens Municipal Gallery, Greece, February 8 – March 8, 1995)
Urban Views: Europe 1870-1993. The City of the Artist/ The City of the Architect, ARTI International, Vol. 22, Nov./ Dec. 1994: 200–210. (Review of exhibition at Center of Contemporary Culture, Barcelona, Spain, June 21–October 9, 1994)
!Gronk! A Living Survey, 1973–1993, ARTI International, Vol. 20, May/June/July 1994: 190–193. (Review of exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1993)
Rolywholyover A Circus, ARTI International, Vol. 18, January/February 1994: 182–188. (Review of exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, September 12–November 28, 1993).
1999 – 2001
Book Editor, Manuel Rosen Morrison, Architect
Responsible for editing the bilingual book on the respected Mexican architect, writing an essay, the chronology, conducting interviews with the architect, and working with other writers.
1994 – 1996
Worked with internationally renowned Greek sculptor Takis on a book (unpublished) about energy, kinetics, and art. Responsible for research (conducted in Athens, Paris, and Egypt), writing, and coordinating with the artist’s foundation in Athens KETE.