Jerry Saltz

Senior art critic at New York Magazine, visiting critic at Columbia, Yale and the Art Institute of Chicago

Jerry Saltz won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2018. He has been senior art critic and columnist for New York Magazine since 2006. Formerly the senior art critic for The Village Voice (1998-2007), and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. In 2015, he won the National Magazine Award for Criticism. In 2007, he won the Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism from the College Art Association.

He has lectured widely, including at Harvard University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has taught at Columbia University, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Some of the media that he has been featured on include NPR, CNN, MSNBC, VICE News, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has also written for many publications, including The Guardian, Frieze, Parkett, and Art in America.

Mr. Saltz co-edited Sketchbook With Voices with Eric Fischl in 1986. He founded the artist run gallery N.A.M.E. Gallery in Chicago, Illinois in 1973. He is the curator of over 75 exhibitions at the N.A.M.E. Gallery.

He lives in New York City with his wife Roberta Smith, senior art critic for the New York Times.

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Jerry Saltz