About

Photograph by Maggie Peters

Photograph by Maggie Peters

Jessica Helfand is an artist, designer, and writer. She grew up in Paris and New York City, and received her BA and MFA from Yale where she taught for more than two decades. A founding editor of Design Observer, she is the author of numerous books on visual and cultural criticism, and has taught in Paris, Porto, London, Malta, the Netherlands, and at schools and universities across the United States. The first-ever recipient, in 2010, of the Henry Wolf Residency at the American Academy in Rome, Jessica Helfand has been a Director’s Guest at Civitella Ranieri, and will be a fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation in the autumn of 2019.