Buzz Spector is an internationally known artist and writer. His work makes frequent use of the book, both as subject and object, and is concerned with relationships between public history, individual memory, and perception. Spector’s art has been the subject of solo exhibitions in such museums and galleries as the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, and Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA, and has been included in many thematic exhibits at museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally. Spector has also written extensively on topics in contemporary art and culture for American Craft, Artforum, Art on Paper, Dialogue, Exposure, and Hand Papermaking, among other publications. His more experimental writing has been published in various journals and reviews since the 1970s, including Benzene, Café Solo, Posit, and River Styx. His most recent book, Buzzwords, selected interviews with Spector, was published in 2012 by Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Chicago. Spector received his MFA from the University of Chicago and his BA in art from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Among his numerous awards and recognitions is the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teaching of Art Award in 2013. Spector is a Professor of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.