Sarah Archer

Phiadelphia, PA USA

Professional Experience

I am an experienced arts writer who covers contemporary art, design, food, and lifestyle topics for a variety of print and online magazines. I relish topics with a rich cultural background, from the history of European porcelain to the origins of the Peeps diorama phenomenon.


10 Years


Arts & Humanities
10 Years
Books & Literature
5 Years
1 Year


Academia Teaching
1 Year
Online/new media
6 Years
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Slate (1-2), Hyperallergic (6-10), New Yorker (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

KB Park Real Estate Marketing & Advertising (10+)

Other Work History

I have worked as a curator and arts administrator in NYC and Philadelphia.

Foreign Language Skills

French, intermediate

Computer Skills

MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite


Jillian Steinhauer, Hyperallergic Senior Editor



Peeps dioramas sit, wide-eyed, at the intersection of consumerist kitsch and a surprisingly earnest engagement with current events and history.
FX's Cold War spy thriller The Americans benefits from the sort of reverse novelty that made early Mad Men so enchanting: It lets us remember (or imagine) what it was like to live in the days of phone booths, cabinet-sized computers, and TVs with rabbit-ear antennae.
While the mainstream art press was busy embarking on its never-surprising skewering of the exhibition as a whole, ceramists were alternately rejoicing that there was so much clay in the biennial and expressing bafflement that works like Ruby's seem to shrug off ceramic craftsmanship altogether.