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Raymond, John. “Cathy Wilkes”. Artforum (November 2018). PDF

Maldonado, Devon Van Houten. “How Jef Geys’s Conceptual Enigmas Speak to Life”. Review of Jef Geys. Hyperallergic (June 2018).

Lukova, Lusi. “The Ghost of Geys: Art as Artifice at Yale Union”. Review of Jef Geys. Art Practical (May 2018).

Gormley, Shannon. “Yale Union is Hosting One of the Last Exhibits By an Influential Belgian Artist”. Review of Jef Geys. Willamette Week (April 2018).

Ham, Robert. “Yoko Ott’s Vision for Yale Union”. The Portland Mercury (April 2018). Article about New Leadership!

Browne, Alix. “With the 2017 Whitney Biennial, the Fashion Designer Susan Cianciolo is Turning Into an Art Star At Last”. W Magazine (March 2017).

Tarasoff, Sabrina. “Staging Affect.” Mousse (March 2017).

Miller, Briana. “One Building, Three Works, Many Ideas in Conceptual Artist’s ‘Secret Garden’.” Review of Lutz Bacher. The Oregonian (October 2016).

Anderson, Samuel, and Susan Cianciolo. “Nineties Cult Icon Susan Cianciolo Still Believes in Zines.” Interview with Susan Cianciolo. V Magazine (September 2016).

“‘Trees in the Forest’ at Yale Union, Portland, Oregon. Art News (August 2016).

Dalton, Trinie. “Critics’ Picks.” Review of Susan Cianciolo. Artforum (June 2016).

Chhay, Bopha. Review of “Mommy.” Frieze (December 2015).

Nagle, Ron. “The Best of 2015.” Artforum (December 2015).

Mauss, Nick. “Radical Chic: The Art of Susan Cianciolo.” Artforum (November 2015). 

Blackley, Andrew. “Park McArthur: Geometry, Material, Scale.” Afterall (November 2015).

Thorel, Benjamin. “Off-Track.” Mousse (November 2015).

“Yale Union.” Temporary Art Review (October 2015).

Taylor, Phil. “Critics’ Picks.” Review of Willem Oorebeek. Artforum (July 2015).

Irvin, Nick. “Live: Charlemagne Palestine.” Frieze (June 2015).

Huberman, Anthony. “Pay Attention.” Frieze (June 2015).

Palmer, Daniel S. “Against Accommodation: Park McArthur.” Mousse 47 (February–March 2015).

Motley, John. “Influential British artist Terry Atkinson uses an uncommon material—grease—in provocative sculpture show at Yale Union.” The Oregonian (December 2014).

Snyder, Stephanie. “Critics’ Picks.” Review of Terry Atkinson.
Artforum (November 2014).

Motley, John. “New York artist Park McArthur explores how forces beyond our control shape our lives in installation at Yale Union.” The Oregonian (October 2014).

Irvin, Nick. “Yuji Agematsu.” Art in America (September 2014).

Raymond, Jon. “Yuji Agematsu.” Artforum (September 2014).

Radon, Lisa. “Susan Howe.” Frieze (March 2014).

Scott, Aaron. “Christmas Comes Early for Yale Union.” Portland Monthly (November 2013).

Motley, John. “Review: Liz Magic Laser’s ‘Mine’ at Yale Union raises troubling questions about our mechanical age.” The Oregonian (November 2013).

Gragg, Randy. “Review: Lucy Skaer at Yale Union (YU).” Portland Monthly (July 2013).

“Yale Union Receives $60,000 from Warhol Foundation.” Artforum (January 2013). 

Fox, Dan. “Saul Steinberg.” Frieze (January 2013).

Motley, John. “Critics’ Picks.” Review of Marianne Wex. Artforum (October 2012).

Motley, John. “Saul Steinberg at YU gallery: In cartoons, artist achieved greatness.” The Oregonian (July 2012).