Cake and Conversation
James Yood teaches contemporary art history and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is Director of the New Arts Journalism program and Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism. Active as an art critic and essayist on contemporary art, he is Chicago correspondent to Artforum and writes regularly for GLASS magazine, American Craft, Art on Paper, and Aperture. He has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a regular correspondent to WBEZ National Public Radio in Chicago. Among his books are Spirited Visions: Portraits of Chicago Artists and Gladys Nilsson.