Jessica Lynne is co-founder and editor of ARTS.BLACK, a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives. She received her B.A. in Africana Studies from NYU and has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Art21 and The Cue Foundation, Callaloo, and The Center for Book Arts. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Aperture, Art in America, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and Kinfolk. She was a Winter 2018 Columnist-in-Residence at Open Space, SFMoMA’s hybrid publishing platform and currently serves on the board of Black Art Futures Fund and The Organization of Women Writers of Africa.