blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Peter Schjeldahl was born in North Dakota, and grew up in Minnesota. He attended Carleton College and the New School. He has lived in New York since 1965. He has been a columnist for The Village Voice and a contributing editor at Art in America and has worked as a regular art critic for The New York Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, and Seven Days. His books include Columns & Catalogues (1994), The Seven Days Art Columns (1991), both from Figures, and Hydrogen Jukebox: Selected Writings of Peter Schjeldahl, 1978-1990 (University of California at Berkeley, 1991), as well as several books of poetry. He was the recipient of the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinguished art criticism and a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is presently the art critic for The New Yorker.