Tatum Dooley is a freelance writer living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in the Awl, Canadian Art, the Globe & Mail, Lenny Letter, Maisonneuve, Real Life Magazine, and Quill & Quire.



Tatum Dooley is a cultural critic living in Toronto. She writes about the internet, art, film, and literature for publications such as the Awl, Canadian Art, and Quill & Quire. Currently, she is working on a book of essays, including one about Goya and Anaïs Nin. Her newsletter, A Writing Life, is about freelance writing.

Tatum has a distinct interest in the way technology influences the way we interact with art. Her Master’s thesis, which she completed at Ryerson University, looked at the way people walk through art galleries and supermarkets, engaging with commodities in similar ways. Tatum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.


MA, Literatures of Modernity, Ryerson University, 2016.
BA, Arts and Contemporary Studies, Ryerson Univesity, 2015.


Virtual Reality Art
Canadian Literature
Contemporary Art
Valley of the Dolls
the Prado Museum