About Ariel Swartley

Ariel Swartley

Ariel Swartley lives in Los Angeles and writes about contemporary and uncontemporary culture. Her essays on music, fiction, garden design, comics, art, culinary history, radio, film and ethnobotany have appeared in Los Angeles magazine, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Rolling Stone. She was a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow in 2002 and the writer-residence for Agency: the Work of Artists at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA in 2009. This fall she will begin writing for SOTA, the online journal of the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts. Her photographs have been exhibited in Nantucket, MA and in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Redondo Beach, CA.

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