Richard Vine is the managing editor of Art in America, where he writes frequently on contemporary art and ideas. He holds a Ph. D. in literature from the University of Chicago and has served as editor-in-chief of the Chicago Review and of Dialogue: An Art Journal. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Conservatory of Music, the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, the New School for Social Research and New York University. His articles have appeared in various journals, including Salmagundi, the Georgia Review, Tema Celeste, Modern Poetry Studies, and the New Criterion, and in numerous art catalogues and critical compendiums. His book-length study, Odd Nerdrum: Paintings, Sketches, and Drawings, was published by Gyldendael / D.A.P. in 2001.,His book New China, New Art surveying art in China from 1978 to the present, was released by Prestel Publishers in autumn 2008 and reissued in an updated and expanded edition in autumn 2011. In autumn 2013, he curated the international exhibition, 'Darkness Visible', at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.