Nicole J. Caruth is an art writer, curator, and social entrepreneur 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 to exhibition catalogues published by the Studio Museum in Harlem, CUE Art Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and various galleries.
In addition to a three-year writing post at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI, Caruth has been awarded research and writing residencies at the David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; The Laundromat Project, New York, NY; Recess, New York, NY; and the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), NY.
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, Arario Gallery, Artcycle, and the Brooklyn Museum where she co-curated Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection (2008-2009) and The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber (2007). She has also organized exhibitions for the Lower East Side Printshop, Center for Book Arts, Add-Art, and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center. Her exhibition The Grace Jones Project is forthcoming.
Caruth has written extensively about food in contemporary art and has been called one of the leading voices on the subject. In 2006, she launched her now defunct blog Contemporary Confections where she combined her love of art and sweets. From 2009 to 2012, her column “Gastro-Vision” ran monthly on the Art21 Blog. She continues to publish on the topic and develop new projects. As faculty at the School of Visual Arts, she co-teaches the undergraduate course “Avant Gardening: Food, Art and Agriculture.”