BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB’s founders—New York City-based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.

Today, BOMB is a multi-media publishing house that creates, disseminates, and preserves artist-generated content from interviews to artists’ essays to new literature. BOMB includes a quarterly print magazine, a daily online publication, and a digital archive of its previously published content from 1981 onward.

BOMB Magazine is a print quarterly publishing in-depth interviews between artists alongside artists’ essays, literature, and portfolios. Subscribe today.

BOMB Daily publishes exchanges on artistic practice including interviews, literature, portfolios, and essays.

The BOMB Archive is a fully searchable and relational online library that provides access to the ongoing history of dialogue generated by BOMB since 1981. With funding from the A.W. Mellon Foundation, BOMB has made all of its content—over 7,500 primary cultural documents from the past 37 years—available for free.

The Oral History Project is a series of interviews that documents and preserves the life stories of NYC-based, African American visual artists.


Publisher, Editor In Chief
Betsy Sussler

Associate Publisher
Mary-Ann Monforton

Senior Editor
Sabine Russ

Managing Editor
Andrew Bourne

Associate Editor
Chantal McStay

Director of Audience Development & Digital Production
Libby Flores

Director of Development
Lisa Metcalf

Development Associate
Sheryl Oppenheim

Director of Circulation
Ted Dodson

Circulation Assistant
Sunny Iyer

Deputy Director
Lora Evinger

Website Editor
Alan Gilbert

Performing Arts Fellow
Kristen Kubecka

Online Literature Editor
Raluca Albu

Oral History Fellow
Stephanie Goodalle

Editorial Assistant
Sophie Kovel

Digital Coordinator
Jessica Wolfsohn

Creative Direction & Design
Everything Studio

Development Consultants
George Negroponte
WXY architecture and urban design

Printed in Iceland by Oddi Printing

Contributing Editors

Tina Barney, Miyoshi Barosh, Ross Bleckner, Cecily Brown, Adam Fuss, Joe Fyfe, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Stuart Horodner, Anthony Huberman, Judy Hudson, David Humphrey, Roberto Juarez, Shirley Kaneda, Deana Lawson, Zoe Leonard, Nell McClister, Josiah McElheny, Saul Ostrow, Bruce Pearson, Lucy Raven, Legacy Russell, Clifford Ross, Amy Sillman, Nick Stillman, Mimi Thompson, Terence Trouillot, Kara Walker 

Stan Allen, Carlos Brillembourg, Deborah Gans 

Liza Béar, Clinton Krute, Nicholas Elliott, Leon Falk, Bette Gordon, Carlos Gutiérrez, Andrew Lampert, Craig Lucas

Jon Robin Baitz, Lauren Bakst, Jenn Joy, Ralph Lemon, David Levine, Richard Maxwell, Amber Power, Mac Wellman 

David Byrne, Anthony Coleman, Keith Connolly, David Grubbs, David Krasnow, Lawrence Kumpf, George Lewis, Alan Licht, Mike McGonigal, Marc Ribot, Ned Sublette, Julia Wolfe, C. Spencer Yeh, John Zorn 

Ammiel Alcalay, Esther Allen, Robert Antoni, Deborah Baker, Madison Smartt Bell, Tom Bolt, Carmen Boullosa, Amina Cain, Ryan Chapman, Edwidge Danticat, Mónica de la Torre, Deborah Eisenberg, Veronica Scott Esposito, Brian Evenson, Daniel Flores y Ascencio, Roxane Gay, Francisco Goldman, Kimiko Hahn, Matthea Harvey, John Haskell, A.M. Homes, Gary Indiana, Patricia Spears Jones, Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Ben Lerner, Jonathan Lethem, Tan Lin, Phillip Lopate, Jaime Manrique, Patrick McGrath, Mary Morris, Caryl Phillips, Robert Polito, Francine Prose, Daniel Shapiro, Christopher Stackhouse, Lynne Tillman, Colm Tóibín, Frederic Tuten 

Sanford Biggers, Thelma Golden, Kellie Jones, Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Stanley Whitney, Jack Whitten 

Adam Bartos, Sarah Charlesworth (in memoriam), Sally Gall, Nan Goldin, Ben Handzo, Elliot Schwartz, William Wegman


Betsy Sussler
Glenn O’Brien
Michael McClard
Mark Magill
Sarah Charlesworth
with Liza Béar as adviser

Board of Trustees

Cary Brown-Epstein
Rosemary Carroll, Co-Chair
Jennifer Clifford Danner
Michael Coffey
Robert Dowling
Natalie Frank
David Humphrey
Rachel Lee Hovnanian
Heather M. Johnson
Jeremy Larner
Adam McEwen
Betsy Sussler
Lybess Sweezy, Co-Chair

Trustees Emeriti

Paul Cantor
Michele Oka Doner
Eric Fischl
Klaus Kertess, in memoriam
Frances Dittmer, in memoriam

Board of Advisers

Andrew Fierberg
Nicole Klagsbrun
Jane Rosenblum
David Salle
Carolina Sandretto
Mickalene Thomas
Madeline Weinrib

Where can you get a print copy of BOMB? BOMB is available at independent bookstores and newsstands across North America. You can subscribe or buy individual issues direct from us. 

You can also purchase digital editions of BOMB through our partner 0s & 1s.

If you’re a bookseller or newsstand
 interested in stocking BOMB please email Ted Dodson our Circulation Director.