Jori Finkel is a journalist who moved to Los Angeles from New York 12 years ago to cover the growing art scene there. She is currently the West Coast correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a regular contributor to the New York Times arts pages. Her previous positions include staff art reporter for the Los Angeles Times and senior editor of Art+Auction magazine in New York. Jori’s writing has also appeared in W magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, Flash Art and Town & Country to name a few. She earned her B.A. in English from Columbia University and her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Stanford University, where she studied the Dada and Surrealism. She has taught at Stanford and the Otis College of Art and Design and lectures regularly on the art market, feminist art and other topics within contemporary art.