Raphael Rubinstein is a New York-based writer and art critic whose numerous books include The Miraculous (Paper Monument, 2014) and (A Geniza, Granary Books, 2015). He edited the anthology Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of their Practice and is widely known for his articles on “provisional painting.” His poetry has appeared in, among other places, Grand Street, Fence and Harper’s Magazine and in Best American Poetry 2015. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at Art in America, where he continues to be a contributing editor. In 2002, the French government presented him with the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2010, his blog The Silo won a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. In 2014 The Silo was given a Best Blog Award of Excellence by the International Association of Art Critics. His column of micro-narratives “The Miraculous: New York” appears monthly in The Brooklyn Rail. Chapters from his work-in-progress about the Egyptian-Jewish poet Edmond Jabès have appeared in Bomb Magazine, Jacket2 and The Fortnightly Review. Raphael’s collaborations with his wife, painter Heather Bause Rubinstein, include “The Miraculous: Houston” (2017), a campus-wide public-art installation at the University of Houston, and "Under Erasure" (2018-2019), an exhibition they co-curated with over 80 artists and writers at Pierogi Gallery, New York. As well as working closely with MFA studio artists, Raphael teaches a seminar titled After Theory that emphasizes the multi-disciplinary and collaborative nature of contemporary artistic practice, incorporating the fields of literature, film, music and psychogeography, as well as paying attention to how these practices can affect traditional mediums such as painting and sculpture. He has also offered courses on Narrative in Contemporary Art and Virtual Curating.