Matthew Nichols is an art historian who specializes in modern and contemporary American art. As a long-term faculty member at Christie’s Education in New York, he oversaw the program’s commitment to connoisseurship and object-based learning. He also taught numerous art history courses at The New School, where he was adjunct assistant professor for ten years. Matthew's critical writing has appeared in Art in America, Art on Paper, Photograph, and various exhibition catalogs. As an independent curator, he has organized exhibitions of contemporary art in and around New York.