Howard Singerman is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Art Theory at the University of Virginia. Singerman began writing on contemporary art in the late 1970s, publishing regularly in Artweek and Artforum. He was museum editor for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from 1985 to 1988, and has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues for contemporary exhibitions nationally and internationally. His ongoing research interest, and the subject of his book Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University (1999), has been the institutions in which modern and contemporary artists have been trained and professionalized. Other notable publications (among many) include: Public Offerings, editor and contributor, Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles, and Thames and Hudson, 2001; "Charting Monkey Island with Levi-Strauss and Freud" contribution to Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes, Whitney Museum of American Art and Harry N. Abrams, 1993; and "In the Text" contribution to A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and MIT Press, 1989.