Susan Tallman is a critic and art historian living in Massachusetts and Berlin. She has written extensively on contemporary art, authenticity, the history of prints, and other aspects of art and culture. A regular contributor to New York Review of Books and The Atlantic among other publications, she has authored many books, most recently Kerry James Marshall: The Complete Prints (Nov 2023). In 2011 she co-founded the journal Art in Print, and served as its Editor-in-Chief until its closure in 2020.
Educated at Wesleyan and Columbia Universities, she has lectured around the world and was for several years a visiting professor in the department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Print Quarterly. (And, yes, she was a founding member of the New York guitar band Band of Susans.)