Foggy Notion Books is an independent publisher based in New York and Los Angeles. Founded by in 2010 by Kristine McKenna, Lorraine Wild and Donna Wingate Foggy Notion specializes in art, photography and literature.
Kristine McKenna is a widely published critic and journalist who wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1977 through 1998. Her profiles and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, including Artforum, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone Magazine, and she's published two volumes of collected interviews. She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & his Circle, Forming: The Early Days of L.A. Punk, She: Images of Women by Wallace Berman & Richard Prince, and Lun*na Menoh: 1988-2006. In 2008 she produced and co-wrote The Cool School, a documentary about L.A.'s first avant-garde gallery, and her book, The Ferus Gallery: A Place to Begin, was published by Steidl in 2009. She is presently working on Feelin' Groovy: Clothing & Costume in the American '60s, is organizing an exhibition of the work of David Salle for Michael Kohn Gallery, and editing a book on Jewish mysticism, Perpetual Pilgrim: The Teachings of Jonathan Omer-Man.
Lorraine Wild’s career spans the worlds of design, publishing, and academia. Her innovative approach to contemporary exhibition catalogues and artist monographs have made her one of the most sought after designers in the country, and past collaborators have included artists Lari Pittman, Richard Prince, Mike Kelley, Diane Keaton, Gabriel Orozco, Catherine Opie, and Bill Viola. She works regularly with architects, and has made books with John Hejduk, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Hines and Morphosis, among many others. Wild has won numerous awards for her work, including the 1995 Chrysler Award for Design Innovation, and the 2006 AIGA Medal, which is highest honor awarded in the design community. In 1996 she launched Green Dragon Office, a design firm based in Los Angeles whose clients include Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard project, avant-garde clothing line Dosa, and numerous corporate clients. Wild is also a historian and educator, and played a central role in the development of the ground-breaking graphic design program at California School of the Arts.
Donna Wingate, executive director of Artist and Publisher Services (the company she founded in 2008), has been involved with the publication of numerous exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, artist books, and collection catalogues, including James Castle: Show and Store for Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2011; Blinky Palermo for Dia, 2010; and Avalanche, 2010, Destroy All Monsters, 2011 and Lee Lozano: Note Books, 2010 with Primary Information. She is also the editorial and publishing consultant for the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, and over the past two years has supervised the development and launch of its Conversaciones/Conversations series, their principal research and publication initiative. Published titles in the series include books dedicated to Carlos Cruz Diez, Tomás Maldonado, Jac Leirner, and Jesús Soto. Along with Ana Sokoloff, Wingate co-founded S/W ediciones in 2010, an imprint devoted to publishing artist books by emerging Latin American artists; titles include André Komatsu: Quarta Margem (2010) and Johanna Calle: abecé (2011).