PETER SCHJELDAHL has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 and is the magazine's art critic. He came to the magazine from The Village Voice, where he was the art critic from 1990 to 1998. Previously he had written frequently for the New York Times's Arts and Leisure section. His writing has also appeared in Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. He has received the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; the Frank Jewett Mather Award from the College Art Association, for excellence in art criticism; the Howard D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, for "recent prose that merits recognition for the quality of its style"; and a Guggenheim fellowship. He is the author of four books of criticism, including The Hydrogen Jukebox: Selected Writings, and Let's See: Writings on Art from The New Yorker. His latest book is Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light: 100 Art Writings, 1988-2018.
- p. 275-6, The Best American Essays 2020.