Curator Bios

Larry Sullivan

Dr. Larry E. Sullivan is chief librarian of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Professor of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York.

Erin Thompson

As America’s only full-time professor of art crime, Erin Thompson studies the damage done to humanity’s shared heritage through looting, theft, and the deliberate destruction of art. 

Richard Vine

Richard Vine is the managing editor of Art in America, one of the world’s most influential art magazines. He holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Chicago and has written hundreds of critical essays and two nonfiction books on contemporary art. He recently curated museum exhibitions in India and China, and his travels as

Isabela Villanueva

Isabela Villanueva was born in 1979 in Caracas, Venezuela, and currently lives in New York. She received her B.A. in Latin American literature from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and a Diploma in French language and civilization from La Sorbonne in Paris.