Livingstone, Joan and John Ploof, eds. “The Object of Labor: Critical Perspectives on Art, Cloth, and Cultural Production.” (anthology) Chicago: SAIC Press, Winter, 2004. http://www.artic.edu/saic/objectoflabor
Livingstone, Joan and Anne Wilson. “The Presence of Touch,” (catalog essay), Chicago, IL: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996. http://www.artic.edu/webspaces/touch/
Livingstone, Joan. “Necessity and Memory,” (catalog essay) Detroit Artists Market News, Detroit Artists Market, MI, 1994.
Cavalier, Joe and Joan Livingstone. “Charged Spaces: Stressed Sites in the Body Politic” (catalog essay), Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1989.
Livingstone, Joan. "Keynote at Convergence," Chicago Artists Coalition News, Vol XIV, No X, Chicago Artists Coalition, IL, 1988.
Livingstone, Joan. "Katarina Weslien: Transformations and Other Everyday Events," (catalog essay), The Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art, Portland, ME, 1987.
Livingstone, Joan. "Keynote in Chicago: Knodel," Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, Vol XVIII, No 3, Issue 71, Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., Hartford, CT, 1987
Lackey, Jane and Joan Livingstone. "Vivid Form: New Inventions" (catalog essay), The Kemper Gallery, The Kansas City Art Institute, MO, 1985.
Livingstone, Joan. "New Synthesized Image,” Impulse: New Images in Fabric, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI, 1984.
Livingstone, Joan. "Warren Seelig's Ribbon Folds," American Craft Magazine, Vol 43, No 5, pp 28-3l, American Craft Council New York, NY, 1983.
Livingstone, Joan. "Gerhardt Knodel Makes Places To Be," Fiberarts Magazine, May/June, Lark Communications, Asheville, NC, 1983.