Writing

Catalogs & Exhibition Texts

Jesse Harrod: Low Ropes Course | Introduction: Best Friends by Danny Orendorff | Published by Publication Studio (Hudson, NY) | 2017 | Purchase Here

One day this kid will get larger | Edited and Curatorial Essay by Danny Orendorff | DePaul Art Museum | 2017 | Download PDF

Anything Goes: Freedom, Fetish, and Phyllis Bramson in Phyllis Bramson: In Praise of Folly | Danny Orendorff | Rockford Art Museum | 2015 | Download PDF

Uranian Love Sandals in Finocchio (Ed. Scott Hunter) | Danny Orendorff | The Franklin, Chicago | 2015 | Download PDF

Nobody Wants to Be Defeated in Kate Gilmore: Beat It | Essay by Danny Orendorff | H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute | 2014 | Download PDF

The Stench of Rotting Flowers: It’s Enormous & The Ruin of the Rose: Flowers in the Poetry of Renee Vivien | Exhibition Texts by Danny Orendorff & Daviel Shy | la Esquina, Kansas City | 2014 | Download PDF

The Tyranny of Good Taste: Over the Top | Exhibition Text by Danny Orendorff | la Esquina, Kansas City | 2014 | Download PDF

We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay: Ya Gotta Be Kidding Me | Exhibition Text by Danny Orendorff | la Esquina, Kansas City | 2013 | Download PDF

All Good Things Become Wild & Free | Written & Edited by Danny Orendorff | Carthage College Publications | 2012 | More Info

“Misuse & Dislocation” Essay in The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics | Edited by Oli Rodriguez | SAIC Sullivan Galleries | 2012 | Download PDF

Features & Other Essays

Rashawn Griffin: Itinerant Domestic in Family (Ed. Alicia Eler) | Danny Orendorff | Art21 Blog | May/June 2015

Rashawn Griffin: Itinerant Domestic in Family (Ed. Alicia Eler) | Danny Orendorff | Art21 Blog | May/June 2015

To Art & Profit: Honey Pot Performance Interviewed by Danny Orendorff in Support Networks (Ed. Abigail Satinsky) | Chicago Social Practice History Series (Eds. Mary Jane Jacobs & Kate Zeller) | University of Chicago Press | 2015 | More Info

Look at Them, Please | Other People’s Pixels | 6.11.13

Travelogue: Craft & (Queer) Kinship | Bad at Sports | 3.13.13

Good at Sext | Bad at Sports | 2.18.13

Mary Patten Remembers ‘Schizo Culture’ | Art in America Online | 2.1.13

Art for All at Chicago’s Fairs | Art in America Online | 5.8.09

Chicago Keeps It Simple | SF Camerawork Journal of Photographic Arts | Fall/Winter ’09 | Download PDF

Portrait of the Artist: Matthew Paul Jinks | NewCity Chicago | 2.16.09

There is always a machine between us… | Exhibition Essay | SF Camerawork Journal of Photographic Arts | Spring/Summer ’08 | Download PDF

Select Reviews

Edie Fake’s Ecstatic Afterlives | Bad at Sports | 1.11.13

Melissa Dean at Peter Miller Gallery | NewCity Chicago | 12.23.08

Zak Prekop at Shane Campbell Gallery | NewCity Chicago | 12.09.08

Paul Doran, Dale Malner, Mette Winckelmann at Western Exhibitions | NewCity Chicago | 12.1.08

‘Ruined’ at Goodman Theater | EdgeChicago | 11.21.08

Encouraging Art (What I do is a bit different…) | Shotgun Review / Art Practical | 2.07