About Jessica

Jessica Holmes is a New York area-based writer, editor, and critic rooted in the art world for the past twenty years. Among other outlets, her writing features regularly in BOMB, Hyperallergic, The Observer, and The Brooklyn Rail, where she also edits the ArTonic column. Additionally, Jessica is Editor-in-Chief of the online arts publication Degree Critical. Other print publications include bylines in Vanity Fair Spain, The Magazine Antiques, and The Woman’s Art Journal. She’s contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues; most recently major texts may be found in Calder: From the Stony River to the Sky (Hauser & Wirth, 2018) and Žilvinas Kempinas (Ikon Gallery, 2016). From 1999-2018 she worked for the Calder Foundation, including 6 years serving as its Deputy Director, where she wrote and lectured widely on Alexander Calder’s life and work. Jessica holds a BA in both art history and history from the University of Rochester, and an MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts.