Lauren O’Neill-Butler is a New York-based writer whose book Let’s Have a Talk: Conversations with Women on Art and Culture (Karma, 2021) brings together nearly ninety interviews. A cofounder of the nonprofit magazine November and a former Senior Editor of Artforum magazine, she has also contributed to Aperture, Art Journal, Bookforum, and The New York Times. Her essays have recently appeared in monographs on Leilah Babirye, Peter Bradley, Maria Lassnig, and Carrie Moyer. In 2020, she received a Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant.

She has written over ninety exhibition reviews for Artforum  since November 2007 and numerous short reviews for the websites of Artforum, Maharam, and Paris Review. She has also published over 150 interviews with artists, writers, and filmmakers for the websites of NovemberArtforum, New York Times, and Paris Review.

She holds graduate degrees in art history and philosophy, and has been a visiting critic at Cooper Union, Stony Brook University, USC, Rutgers, Yale, and the University of Chicago. She is currently a part-time faculty member at Hunter College and the New School and has previously taught courses at the School of Visual Arts and RISD.

As a freelance editor and writer she has worked with galleries, museums, and artists for over fifteen years. Please feel free to be in touch with any questions.