Jarrett Earnest is a writer living in New York City.
He was faculty liaison at the free experimental art school BHQFU (2014-2017) running the MFU:NYC (Fall 2016) and MFU: MIAMI (Spring 2017) seminar and fellowship, and teaching: "Radical Pedagogy Working Group" (Spring 2016); "Emotional Formalism" (Fall 2015); "Color Feelings" (with Nathlie Provosty, Spring 2015); "Object Relations" (Fall 2014) and "Object Lessons" (Spring 2014).
He collaborated in heady conversations with Patricia Maloney around co-founding the Bay Area art website Art Practical, contributing content through his zine Talking Cure Quarterly (Fall 2009 and Spring 2010). His criticism and long-form interviews have appeared in the The Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Review of Books, Art in America, San Francisco Arts Quarterly and many exhibition catalogs and other publications.
He co-edited the volumes TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD: Artist Interviews from the Brooklyn Rail (with Lucas Zwirner; David Zwirner Books, Fall 2017) and FOR BILL, ANYTHING: Words and Images for Bill Berkson (with Isabelle Sorrell; Pressed Wafer, 2015), and has guest edited issues of the Brooklyn Rail (February 2015) and Miami Rail (Fall and Summer 2017, Summer 2016, and Fall 2014).
He has lectured widely on contemporary art as a visiting critic, at Yale, RISD, Boston University, Cornell, SVA, Concordia, among others. In Fall 2017 and Spring 2016 he was Critic-in-Residence at the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art.
In 2012-13 he ran the collaborative exhibition space 1:1 (with artists Leigha Mason, Alex Sloane and Whitney Vangrin) at 121 Essex Street, NYC, and curated the exhibitions NITE TIDE I & II (Summer 2014) at Nina Johnson (formerly Gallery Diet) in Miami, Fl.
He has been a fellow at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (Fall 2014) and the Key West Literary Seminar (Summer 2017) residencies.