Jeanne Claire van Ryzin writes about visual art, performance, theater, dance, music, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

For 17 years Jeanne Claire was the arts critic and reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.  She has written for the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Architecture magazine, Dwell magazine, Icon design magazine (UK), Art Papers, the Review of Contemporary Fiction and American Craft magazine, among other publications.

Her criticism and commentary received first place awards from the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors and the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.

Additionally, Jeanne Claire has been awarded professional fellowships at USC’s Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and NEA/Columbia University Arts Journalism Institute.

Her fiction received a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award and a fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation.

Jeanne Claire holds a B.A. in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin.