Nicole J. Caruth is an educator, curator, and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications including ARTnews, Big Red & Shiny, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Public Art Review; and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin D2 and Vitamin Green. She has also contributed essays to exhibition catalogues published by the Studio Museum in Harlem, CUE Art Foundation, and Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Caruth is currently the digital content editor at Art21 as well as editor of the Art21 Magazine, an online publication devoted to contemporary art. Previously, she held positions at the San Francisco Art Commission’s Sargent Johnson Gallery, Artcycle, and the Brooklyn Museum where she co-curated Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection (2008-2009). She has also organized exhibitions for Arario Gallery, Lower East Side Printshop, Center for Book Arts, and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.
As faculty in the Visual and Critical Studies department at the School of Visual Arts, Caruth co-teaches the undergraduate course “Avant Gardening: Food, Art and Agriculture.” She has written extensively about food in contemporary art and has been called one of the leading voices on the subject. In 2012, she founded With Food in Mind, a nomadic organization that operates at the intersection of food, visual culture, and social justice. In her TEDx Talk, “Let Them Eat Art,” she discussed how visual art can be an effective tool in the fight against childhood obesity; watch it online.