Lauren O’Neill-Butler is a New York-based writer, editor, and educator whose research interests include feminism, artistic labor, class politics, and collaborative practices. Her 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. In 2020 she received a Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant and in 2023 she received the Beverley Art Writers Travel Grant. 

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. She is an alumna of New College of Florida, where she first learned how to think critically.

She is currently working on a book under contract and can be slow to respond, but please feel free to be in touch with any questions.