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
Co-vice president of membership

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.

Susan Harris
Co-vice president of membership

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.

William Fenstermaker

Brooklyn-based art critic and writer. Editor and producer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and former exhibition reviews editor at The Brooklyn Rail. His writing has been published by the Met, The Nation, The Paris Review Daily, The Brooklyn Rail, Artnet News, and more. William holds an MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts.

Noah Dillon
Board member

Artist and writer living and working 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.

Aaron Levy
Board member

Executive Director and Chief Curator of Slought Foundation, as well as Senior Lecturer in the Departments of History of Art and English at the University of Pennsylvania. Curated exhibitions include: Into the Open: Positioning Practice, the US representation at the Venice Biennale for Architecture. He has edited over twenty books, films, and multimedia publications, including Cities Without Citizens (2002); Helene Cixous' Ex-cities (2007); John Cage's How to Get Started (2010); and Utterly Precarious: Carolee Schneemann (2013).

Seph Rodney
Board member

Seph Rodney, PhD, is the managing editor of the Sunday edition and opinion editor at Hyperallergic. He has also written for The New York Times, CNN, NBC Universal, and American Craft Magazine. He can be heard weekly on the podcast “The American Age”. His book, The Personalization of the Museum Visit, was published by Routledge in May of 2019. In 2020 he won the Rabkin Arts Journalism Prize.

Eric Sutphin
Board member

New York-based writer and painter. He is a monthly contributor to Art in America and has been published in Artforum, frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Artcritical and The Mantle. He has contributed print and digital catalogue essays for artists including Aaron Spangler, Jonas Mekas, Michael De Feo, Matt Jones and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Sutphin has been a visiting critic at University of Delaware, Rutgers University, The School of Visual Arts, Seton Hill University and Delaware College of Art and Design. Recent curatorial projects include Black Diamonds: Photographs by Jason Andrew for SPRING/BREAK Art Show (New York, NY) and Key Change at AGENCY (Brooklyn, NY).

Terence Trouillot
Board member

Freelance art writer and editor. He is a contributing editor at BOMB Magazine and has written about contemporary art and visual culture for magazines including Momus, The Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, Arts.Black, Artnet News, and Eye on Design, among others. He lives and works in New York and Mexico City.

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.

Lilly Wei
Board member

Has written regularly for Art in America since 1982, is a contributing editor for ARTnews and Art Asia Pacific, and has contributed essays to numerous museum and gallery publications. Wei has organized numerous shows in the United States and abroad, most recently Mei Guo (The Beau Monde) for Contrasts Gallery in Shanghai and Beijing, and Into the Trees for The Fields Sculpture Park in Ghent, NY.

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, which is held every year in May.

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Featured Programs

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.

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

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