Juror: Jennifer Samet
Jennifer Samet, Ph.D., is a New York-based art historian, curator, and writer. She is a professor of Art History at the City University of New York and co-directs the gallery Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in downtown Manhattan. She completed her dissertation at the CUNY Graduate Center on Painterly Representation in New York: 1945-1975. She has lectured at universities across the country on the subject of “The Role of Empathy in Art.” Her writing on both abstract and representational painting has been published in Master Drawings, Hyperallergic, ArtNet Magazine, the New York Sun, and numerous exhibition catalogs. She curated major historical exhibitions on The Jane Street Group, the history of the New York Studio School, and “Reconfiguring the New York School.” She is particularly interested in the voice of the artist, and has published many interviews with painters.