Board & Staff
Norman Kleeblatt

Independent curator and critic. Formerly chief curator at The Jewish Museum, New York. The many exhibitions Kleeblatt has organized include the award winning Action/Abstraction: Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 (2008) and From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945 – 1952 (2014). He has contributed to ARTnews, Artforum, Art Journal, and Art in America, among other publications.

Judith Stein
Executive vice president

Author of Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2016). A former arts reviewer for NPR's Fresh Air and Morning Edition, she has written for such publications as Art in America and The New York Times Book Review.

Jill Conner

New York based critic with a focus on Modern and Contemporary Art. Since 1997 Conner has contributed to publications such as Afterimage, Art in America, Art Papers, Interview Magazine, New Art Examiner, Performance Art Journal, Sculpture and Whitehot Magazine.

Jasmine Amussen
Board Member

Writer and editor living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work as a writer and editor focuses on themes of utopia, terrorism, obsession and Southern Gothic Romanticism in contemporary art and culture. She is a MFA candidate at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and a 2020 MacDowell Calderwood Fellow of Journalism.

Isis Davis-Marks
Board Member

Isis Davis-Marks (b.1997) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and writer based in New York City. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues including the Yale School of Art, the Spring Break Art Fair, and the Prizm Art Fair. In her writing practice, Isis focuses on covering contemporary art, and her articles have been published in Smithsonian magazine, Cultured magazine, Phillips Auctions, Artsy, Frieze, the Art Newspaper, Hyperallergic, and elsewhere.

Ekin Erkan
Board Member

Art critic, art historian, and philosopher who works on issues related to Kant, Hegel, German Idealism, and the distinction between artifacts and fine art. Erkan's art criticism has been published in Hyperallergic, Whitehot Magazine and Erkan's academic writing has recently been published in Oxford Art Journal, the British Journal of Aesthetics, Philosophia, and Owl of Minerva. Erkan was born in Istanbul and is currently based in New York.

Josephine Gear
Board member

Art writer, curator, and professor in the Museum Studies Program at New York University for 25 years.

RoseLee Goldberg
Board member

Founding Director and Chief Curator of Performa. Art historian, critic, and curator whose book Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, first published in 1979, pioneered the study of performance art. Her book Performance Now: Live Art in the Twenty-First Century, is a major survey that charts the development of live art around the globe. Goldberg’s many awards include Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, Yoko Ono’s Courage Award for the Arts, and the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award from ICI. She has taught at NYU Steinhardt since 1987.

Susan Harris
Board Member

Independent critic and curator. She has been a contributing writer for ARTnews, Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail. Recent projects include catalogue text for Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Co-curator of Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore.

Maika Pollack
Board Member

Art historian, critic and curator. Most recently she served as director and chief curator of the John Young Museum of Art and University Galleries at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu where she curated exhibitions on modern and contemporary art in Hawaiʻi and beyond. Writing in: The Art Bulletin, Frieze, Artforum, ArtNews, The Brooklyn Rail, Aperture, BOMB, the New York Observer, The New York Times and Interview Magazine, among other publications.

John Ravenal
Board Member

Independent curator and art historian. Former Executive Director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Before that, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Fourth President of the Association of Art Museum Curators. Recent publications include essays on Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch, Neil Jenney, Sally Mann, Xu Bing, and museum mergers.

Amei Wallach
Board member

Art critic and filmmaker; AICA-USA board president, 2000-2005. Wallach has written for Art in America, The New York Times, Smithsonian, and Vanity Fair, as well as numerous books and catalogs; formerly arts commentator for PBS Newshour, chief art critic for Newsday/New York Newsday. Organizes and moderates numerous US and international panels and symposia. Co-director, Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine (2008). Her film, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here, debuted at Film Forum in New York and is currently in international release. Founding Program Director, Art Writing Workshop, a partnership between AICA and the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation.

HC Huỳnh
Managing Director

Arts administrator and cultural programming producer. They are currently Managing Director of the United States Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) and the Deputy Director at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

AICA supports art writers around the world through public programs and membership that includes free access to museums across the globe. Since its formation in 1950, AICA has been committed to elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.
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AICA supports arts writers around the world through public programs and membership that offers free access to museums across the globe. AICA-USA represents the largest national section of AICA International with over 450 distinguished critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States. As part of the international organization, we benefit from a global reach in presence. AICA-USA is intent on international communication, elevating the values of art criticism as a discipline, and acting on behalf of the physical and moral defense of works of art.

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AICA's membership card is recognized for entrance to museums around the world. Members are invited to attend the annual AICA International Congress, hosted each year by a different member nation, and the AICA-USA annual meeting.

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Featured Programs

Every fall, in cooperation with the New School's Vera List Center for Art and Politics, AICA-USA presents a Distinguished Critic Lecture.

Organized in collaboration with CUE Art Foundation, this program matches emerging critics with experienced AICA-USA members who guide them through the process of writing a catalogue essay.

A partnership between The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and AICA-USA that gives art writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics.

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