Jessica Dawson is a New York City-based freelance arts reporter and critic; she contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice and Art in America. From 2011-2013 she was on staff at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington as Director of Identity for the Diller Scofidio + Renfro Seasonal Inflatable Structure. Prior to that she was the Washington Post’s Galleries critic from 2000-2011, art critic for the Washington City Paper from 1999-2000 and on staff at Architecture magazine from 1997-1999. Jessica received her BA in art and architectural history from Barnard College and her MA in art history from George Washington University. She is a visiting professor for UCLA in Washington, DC, where she teaches courses in art history, urbanism and museum studies.