Essayist and critic Morgan Meis writes about art and culture for newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, Harper’s, n+1, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Believer, and was the critic-at-large for The Smart Set, an arts magazine at Drexel University. A co-founder of the arts collective Flux Factory, he is also an editor at 3 Quarks Daily. He holds an MA and a PhD from the New School and a BA from Eugene Lang College, where he has also taught philosophy. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant and a Whiting Award in Nonfiction.
In Ruins (2012), his book of essays on art, literature, and contemporary life, he explores the idea that we only understand our experiences after we have already lost them. His Dead People (2016, co-authored with Stefany Anne Golberg) is a book of eulogies for notable figures.
He currently teaches contemporary art and philosophy at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.