Jennifer Samet, Ph.D., is a New-York based art historian, curator, and writer. She is a professor of Art History at the City University of New York, and co-directs Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, a gallery on the Lower East Side. She authored the 2010 dissertation, Painterly Representation in New York, 1945-1975 (The Graduate Center, CUNY). She was formerly the Director of the Center for Figurative Painting. She has curated major historical exhibitions on the history of the New York Studio School and the Jane Street Group. She currently writes for Hyperallergic, and her work has been published in Master Drawings, ArtNet Magazine, The New York Sun and numerous exhibition catalogues. She has lectured at universities across the country on the subject of "The Role of Empathy in Art." She is particularly interested in the voice of the artist, and has published many interviews with artists.