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Francesca Aton

Associate Digital Editor, ARTnews and Art in America

Francesca Aton is an associate digital editor at ARTnews and Art in America. She joined Art Media in 2017 as an editorial intern, after earning a dual Bachelor of Arts in art history and visual arts from Fordham University. Aton served previously as exhibitions associate at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit. She has spoken at the French Embassy in New York on the cultural impacts of bilingualism, and was a site assistant for the Apolline Project in southern Italy, unearthing, identifying, and analyzing artifacts encased during the 79 CE eruption of Mount Vesuvius. While studying abroad in Rome, she assisted Fordham University professor Jo Anna Isaak with her research and teaching; Aton also served as a guest critic for University of New Orleans professor Anna Mecugni’s art criticism class. Among her most recent writing is a catalog essay for artists Justin Korver and Brittany Ham’s exhibition “The Chase” (2023) at grayDUCK Gallery in Austin, Texas. For tips and queries, you can reach her at

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