Jori Finkel is the art reporter for the L.A. Times. Before joining The Times, she covered the Southern California art scene as a frequent contributor for the New York Times and as contributing editor for Art + Auction magazine, where she previously worked as senior editor in New York. Jori's writing has also appeared in Art in America, ARTnews, Departures, Details, Esquire, Flash Art, Legal Affairs and Town & Country. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from Columbia University and earned her M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Stanford University. She has taught at Stanford and the Otis College of Art and Design and lectures at art fairs and museums on topics ranging from Dada and Surrealism to the contemporary art market.
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