Senior Lecturer, Art History, Theory and Criticism, New Arts Journalism (2004). BFA, 1976, University of Illinois; MFA, 1979, University of North Carolina. Publications: New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, ARTnews, Art & Antiques, Chicago Sun-Times, American Craft, New Art Examiner; Dialog; Chicago Artists' News; Camerawork; Photograph; Art and Auction, Ceramics Art and Perception; Fiber Arts. Books (fiction): A Year of Cats and Dogs (Permanent Press, 2009); How to Survive a Natural Disaster (Permanent Press, 2010); Lydia's Party (Viking Penguin, 2014; Penguin paperback edition due out in 2015). Books (nonfiction): How We Got Barb Back (Conari, 2010).


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