KGD Essays and Print


2018    Ken Gonzales-Day, Surface Tension, Murals in Los Angeles (artist book).

2011    Ken Gonzales-Day, “Profiled.” A PAC Prize Book, LACMA, 2011.

2006   Ken Gonzales-Day. Lynching in the West: 1850-1935, A John Hope Franklin Book,  Duke University Press, 2006.


Ken Gonzales-Day, w/ Joshua Chambers-Letson, crystal am nelson, Joseph M. Pierce, and Michelle Ye, “The Color of Joy: A Roundtable Discussion,” art journal OPEN, May 30, 2024.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Race, Whiteness, and Absence in Studio Practice,” Art Journal,  FA 2023.

Ken Gonzales-Day and Tatiana Flores interview in Companion to Decolonizing Art History, Routledge, 2023.

Ken Gonzales-Day, Searching for California Hang Trees, Survey Practices and Landscape Photography…, Routledge, 2022.

Ken Gonzales-Day, Latinx Futurisms in (Public) Space, The Latinx Project, NYU, Sept 27, 2022.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Always in Resistance: A conversation with Jesse Alemán,” Aperture Magazine 245: Latinx, Winter 2021.

Ken Gonzales-Day, Out of Place: Artists, Pedagogy, and Purpose, Eds. Tim Doud, Zoë Charlton, Punctum Books, 2021 (essay).

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Erased Lynching Series,” National Geographic online project, Jun. 05, 2020.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Stories: Erased Lynching Series,” OSMOS Magazine, No. 20, Winter 2020.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Surface Tension: Mapping Murals in Los Angeles, East of Borneo, June 26, 2018.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “10 Artists on Rescinding DACA,” Walker, Sept. 15, 2017.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Against the Wall,” Frieze Magazine, Sept. 2017.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Hanging Trees,” Lost LA, Season 2II, Episode II, KCET, fall 2017.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Guest Lecture,Artillery Magazine, May 2016.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Angle of View: Histories in Sharp Focus.” HuffPost Arts &  Culture, Mar. 6.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Tom of Finland.” Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, Whiley-Blackwell, 2014.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Edward S. Curtis: Visualizing the ‘Vanishing Race.’”Performing Archive: Curtis +    “the vanishing race.” SCALAR/USC, 2013.

Ken Gonzales-Day,  Essay in Network of Mutuality, 50 Years Post-Birmingham, Univ of Maryland, 2013.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Photography and the Print Study Room.”Focus on Photographs,Ruth  Chandler Williamson Gallery, 2013.

Ken Gonzales-day, “Edge of Twilight.” Connie Samaras: Tales of Tomorrow, Armory Center for the Arts, 2013), 30-31.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “ From Postcards to Plaster Casts: The Image of Lynching in Kienholz’s Five Car Stud.Art Journal, Vol. 76. No. 1,      Spring 2012.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Fragments from the Profiled Series.X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, 14.1, Sept.    2011. (plus project images).

Ken Gonzales-Day, “The Bone-Grass Boy Series.” (portfolio) The Josh, Issue # 3,  New York.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “The Roots of Rough Justice… by Michael J. Pfeifer.” Book Review: Journal of                     American History (2011), 98.3, 842.

Ken Gonzales-Day, Book Review: “ The California Snatch Racket: Kidnappings …” Book Review. The              California Historical Society (2011) June.

Ken Gonzales-Day, SuperMassiveBlack Hole, Issue 6, 2010.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Selections from Profile Series”, Portfolio, statement and cover, Getty Research Journal, No. 2, 2010, 209-217.

Gonzales-Day, Ken. “Wounded ArtifactsPalais Magazine, Summer 2009, 58-69.

Ken Gonzales-Day and Edgar Arcenaux”, Transcript edited by Matt Keegan & Sara Greenberg Rafferty, NDP (North Drive Press) # 4,      2007.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Bone-Grass Boy”, Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Vol.30, No.2, fall 2005, 171 – 72 (plus cover image of my        work).

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Photography, Gay Male: Pre-Stonewall.”; “Photography, Gay Male: Post-Stonewall.”; “Paul Cadmus.”; “Marsden        Hartley.”; “Herbert List.”; “George Platt Lynes.”; “Robert Mapplethorpe.”; “Tom of Finland.” in The Queer Encyclopedia of the                   Visual Arts. Edited by Claude J. Summers. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2004.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Seeing Gray: Whiteness and the Erasure of Difference.” in Whiteness: A Wayward Construction. Ed. Tyler                  Stallings. LB/LA: Laguna Art Museum, 2003.

Ken Gonzales-Day, front and back cover image. Leonardo: Journal of the  International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.  Vol. 36, # 2, 2003.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Marsden Hartley: Exhibition and Catalogue of the Exhibition.”The Gay and Lesbian Review      Worldwide, July-Aug. 2003, 37.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Analytical Photography: Portraiture, from the Index to the Epidermis.” Leonardo: Journal         Int.  Society for Arts.. ,Vol. 35, No. 1, 2002, 23 – 30.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Choloborg: The Disappearance of the Latino Body.” Art Journal, CAA, Spring 2001, Vol. 60. No. 1., 23 – 26, (+ cover).

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Daniel J. Martinez.” ART/TEXT, Oct./Nov., 2002.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Romaine Brooks.”; “Claude Cahun.”; “Charles Demuth.”; “Marsden Hartley.”; “Weiwha.” in Who’s Who in Gay and  Lesbian History: From Antiquity to World War II. Edited by Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon. London and New York:                   Routledge, 2001.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Bruce of Los Angeles.” in Who’s Who in Gay and Lesbian  History: From World War II to the Present Day, Eds.        Robert Aldrich /Garry Wotherspoon. London/ New York: Routledge, 2001.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Salamón Huerta.”ART/TEXT, January, 2002.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Epidermal Artifacts.” América Foto Latina. Guadalajara, Mexico: Museo de las Artes, Univesity of Guadalajara,          2000, 74 – 77 (+portfolio).

Ken Gonzales-Day,”Yishai Jusidman.Artpress Magazine, # 260, Sept. 2000, 38 – 42.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Marcos Ramirez ‘ERRE.’Artissues, Summer, No. 64, 2000.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Donald Moffett, Sister Corita.” Artissues, Summer, No. 63, 2000, 53.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.” Artissues, Jan./Feb., No. 61, 2000.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Epidermal Interventions.” Cinco Continents y Una Ciudad: Secundo Salón                          Internacional  de Pintura (DF, México: Museo de la Ciudad , 1999), 309 – 311.

Ken Gonzales-Day, Daniel J. Martinez.catalogue entry for Aztlán Hoy: La Posnación Chicana. Madrid, Spain: Exposiciones Canal de Isabel II, 1999, 94 – 95.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “An MFA in LA.” Poliester Magazine, Vol. 7, #25, Spring/Summer, 1999, 18 – 27.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Annika Karlson Rixon.” Artissues, Nov./Dec., No. 60, 1999, 50.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “LA Patria Portatil.” Artissues, Sept./Oct., No. 59, 1999, 66.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Ed Rusche.” Artissues, 1999.

Ken Gonzales-Day, Reconcilable Differences…” along with indiv. entries, St. James Press Gay and Lesbian Almanac. Ed. Neil                  Schlager.  Detroit: The St. James Press, 1998.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Different Looks.” in Different looks: Reconsidering Vision, Authorship, and the mark of pleasure (Sweeney Art          Gallery, & Museum of Photography), Riverside, CA, 1998, 5 – 20.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Selections from ‘The Bone-Grass Boy: The Secret Banks of the Conejos River.’” Exposure: Journal of the SPE, Vol. 31, 3/4, July, 1998, 32 – 37.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Marsden Hartley.”Artissues, Jul./Aug., No. 54, 1998.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Lee Krasner.Artissues, Mar./Apr., No. 52, 1998, 46.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “The Fruited Plain.” Artissues (Sept/Oct. # 49, 1997), 14 – 18.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Hannah Höch.”Artissues, Nov./Dec., No. 50, 1997, 39

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Noel Purifoy.Artissues, Summer, No. 48, 1997, 46.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Roy Decarava: A Retrospective.” Artissues, Jan./Feb. No. 46, 1997, 36.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Man Ray: Paris~LA.” Artissues, Nov./Dec., No. 45, 1996, 38.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Joey Santorrammana.” Artissues, Sept./Oct., No. 44, 1996, 45.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Sue Williams.Artissues, Summer, No. 43, 1996.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Jane Dickson.Artissues, Mar./Apr. No. 42, 1996, 42.

Ken Gonzales-Day, Hillary Mushkin, Glenn Kaino, Editors. Grand Larceny: Reclaiming Stolen Histories. Los Angeles: L.A. Projects, 2004.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “The Perverse Double.” Longwood Arts Journal, 1992-1993. Bronx, New York: Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood  Arts Gallery, 1993, 19 – 28.

Ken Gonzales-Day w/ Andrew Perchuk, “Object Choice.“(Buffalo, New York: Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, 1992).

Ken Gonzales-Day, “RepoHistory: The Lower Manhattan Sign Project.”, ArtPapers,  Nov./Dec., Vol.16, No. 6, 1992, 53-54.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Michael Jenkins.” ArtPapers, Mar./Apr., Vol. 16, No. 2, 1992, 56.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “The Interrupted Life.” ArtPapers, Jan./Feb., Vol. 16, No. 1, 1992, 60.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Joseph Schneider: Recent Work.” ArtPapers, May/Jun., Vol. 16, No. 3, 1992, 43. 1991

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Candyass Carnival.” NYQ (now OUT), No. 4, Nov. 17, 1991, 37.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “George Ohr.” ArtPapers, May/Jun., Vol. 15, No. 6, 1991, 52.

Ken Gonzales-Day, “Susan Loftin.” ArtPapers, Mar./Apr., Vol. 15, No. 2, 1991, 55-