Called the “Tate Modern of the Internet,” Colossal is an international platform for contemporary art and visual expression that explores a vast range of creative disciplines. With an archive of over 6,700 articles written by twelve contributors, we pride ourselves in celebrating the work of both emerging and established artists through an ongoing commitment to make art accessible to everyone. Our coverage explores visual culture through the latest in fine art, design, modern craft, street art, photography, illustration, science, and animation.
Colossal is designed to serve as an online gallery of visually spectacular artwork, while seeking to educate and inform rather than criticize or interpret. Through this effort, Colossal is used as inspiration and instruction in classrooms across the arts and sciences from grade school through graduate school. Via our website, newsletters, and social media impressions, Colossal reaches an estimated 10 million monthly readers.
In a world brimming with information overload, environmental catastrophe, capitalism run amok, and social injustice, we curate Colossal to focus on the most positive, diverse, and impactful stories around the issues we care about most. It is our intent to amplify the voices of artists working toward a more equitable and environmentally-friendly future by utilizing innovation, unexpected materials, humor, spectacle, and vast reserves of skill and hope.
Colossal was founded in 2010 by writer and curator Christopher Jobson. Over the last decade, we have been honored with accolades by The National Endowment for the Arts, TED, and PBS Art21. Colossal won the UTNE Media Award for Arts Coverage and has been nominated for a Webby.
Founder & Publisher
Gabrielle Lawrence, Paulette Beete
Anna Marks, Claire Voon, Laura Staugaitis, Kate Sierzputowski, Vanessa Ruiz, Andrew LaSane,
Sasha Bogojev, Johnny Waldman
Partners and Credits
Cover Artist / Archive
Autumn 2022: Tomás Sánchez
Logo, Identity, Site Development
Armin Vit, Jordon Rupp, Brittany Norris
Ringside and Sentinel by Hoefler&Co