The Artlyst Team

Paul Carter Robinson – CEO

Paul Carter Robinson FRSA, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of Artlyst. He is a senior arts and culture professional, who began collecting and dealing in contemporary art 20 years ago. He is a respected and dynamic figure on the London art scene and the author of the book 20th Century Pewter Art Nouveau To Modernism (ACC, 2012). He has been an active art journalist/reviewer and editor for the last 10 years. Paul is a Fellow of the RSA as well as member of NUJ (National Union of Journalists). See interview Careers talk: The Guardian

Sara Faith – Associate Editor

Sara Faith studied History of Art at the University of Manchester under Sir Nicholas Penny. She had several years experience working in West end contemporary art galleries, before moving into publishing where she worked for Thames & Hudson and was an editor at BCA. For the last 10 years, Sara has been a Director of FCR Gallery in Notting Hill Gate which specialises in 20th century design and Modern British painting. Sara has been a regular exhibitor at international art fairs and has published feature reviews of major museum shows.


Edward Lucie-Smith – Journalist/Critic/Reviews

Edward Lucie-Smith was educated at King’s School, Canterbury and Merton College, Oxford, where he read History. He is an internationally known art critic and historian, who has published more than a hundred books including more than sixty books on the subject of art, chiefly but not exclusively on contemporary work. He is generally regarded as the most prolific and widely published writers in this field.

Sue Hubbard – Reviews

Sue Hubbard is an award-winning poet, novelist and freelance art critic. She has written regularly for The Independent, Time Out and The New Statesman as well as many other leading art publications. She has published 3 collections of poetry, a book of short stories, two novels and a book of art essays: Adventures in Art. Her new novel Rainsongs is due this autumn from Cinnamon Press.

Clare Henry – Reviews/Features

Clare Henry FRSA is a British art critic, curator, columnist, TV presenter and printmaker. She has been writing for 40 years, first as art critic for The Herald, then for the Financial Times in New York.

She was Scottish editor for Arts Review, & has contributed to The Art Newspaper, Studio, ARTnews, The Guardian, Sculpture, Printmaking Today, The Scotsman & New York Sun.

She curated major exhibitions and was commissioner for Scotland at the Venice Biennale, 1990.

Her written archive is at the Glasgow School of Art: her Clare Henry Newspaper & Photography Archive at the Glasgow Women’s Library.

Marina Vaizey – Journalist/Reviews

Marina Vaizey CBE was formerly Art Critic for the Financial Times and Sunday Times and editor of the Art Quarterly and Review. She lectures at the National Gallery and British Museum and is a current trustee of ACE Foundation. She has also been a judge for the Turner Prize.

Virginie Puertolas-Syn – Journalist/Reviews

Virginie is a consultant lecturer Sotheby’s Institute London and Managing Director International Pearl Lam Galleries. Virginie has a MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute, MA in Political Science from Science Po Paris and she is currently doing her MA in History of Art at Birkbeck University of London.

Kerim Aytac – Photography Reviews

Kerim Aytac was born in Istanbul in 1979, and grew up in London whilst studying in a French school. Film was an obsession of his from an early age, and was the subject of his degree studies. Aytac soon found that photography began to offer more creative outlets, which led him to pursue an MA in Photography at Goldsmiths University. Since then he has sought to develop and explore his practice whilst also teaching Film and Photography. Aytac has exhibited in Solo and Group Shows internationally and lives and works in London. He writes about photography and film for several online publications.

Simon Tarrant – Journalist/Reviews

Simon Tarrant is an artist, curator and arts promoter. His paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal College of Arts, Saatchi Gallery and Bankside Gallery. Working closely with international charities to create public exhibitions and charity fundraising events, exhibitions Simon has curated include WaterAid at the London Canal Museum, Layers at the Southbank Arts Centre, royal sculptor Frances Segelman’s Tower of London retrospective for the Stroke Association and intersex activist Ela Xora’s Captured Hermaphroditus campaign. Simon also directs the Winter Pride Art Awards, showcasing emerging and established artists regardless of their sexuality.

Alice Lenkiewicz – Journalist/Reviews

Alice Lenkiewicz is an artist and writer who works in Liverpool. She was born in Tavistock, Devon and brought up in Plymouth. Her father is the Plymouth artist, Robert Lenkiewicz who gave Alice lessons in art from a young age. Alice makes use of a veriety of mediums in her work: painting, photography, assemblage, poetry and film.
She completed her BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art and English at Edge Hill University in 1998, continuing on to a Masters degree in ’Writing Studies.

Jude Cowan Montague – Journalist/Reviews

Jude Cowan Montague is a British artist, writer, composer, film historian, poet and broadcaster. She was born in Manchester, grew up in Bolton and lives and works in London.

Jonathan Evens – Journalist/Reviewer

Jonathan Evens is Associate Vicar, HeartEdge at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. He seeks to integrate his creative writing and painting into his ministry. Recent reviews include Arthur Jafa, Robert Smithson, and Ed Ruscha.

James Payne – Journalist/Reviewer

James Payne is a curator, gallerist, writer and passionate art lover. “I am on a mission to demystify the art world and discover the stories behind the world’s greatest paintings and sculpture” His YouTube series ‘Great Art Explained’ is clear, concise and free of ‘art-speak’.

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Paul Carey Kent – Journalist/Reviewer

Paul is a former editor of Art World magazine and has written for Art Monthly, Frieze and Photomonitor among others.

Nico Kos Earl – Journalist/Reviewer

Nico Kos Earle is an independent curator and arts writer who spent her formative years in Paris and holds a degree in Literature with Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. She is a member of the Critics Circle and writes for numerous publications, including Joost Vandebrug’s Cince Lei and Between Two Worlds for AH Studio. Nico is currently working on a series, Poems for Paintings @poemsforpaintings.

New York

Ilka Scobie – Journalist/ Exhibition Reviews

Ilka Scobie is a New York poet and art critic. Her publications include books, Any Island (Soncino Press) There for the Taking (For Zoas Press) Journals: Long Shot, New Observations, Phatitude, Poetry in Performance.

Jerry Kaye – Reviews

Jerry Kaye is an internationally known fashion designer as well as a serious collector of Contemporary art and design. He has contributed to Artlyst for over five years.

Raphy Sarkissian – Journalist/Reviews

Raphy Sarkissian is an art critic, affiliated with the School of Visual Arts in New York. His recent exhibition reviews include Sean Scully, Anish Kapoor and Kaws.