Kit White is a painter, critic, and teacher in the MFA program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in West Virginia and attended Harvard University where he studied Fine Arts. He has been a practicing artist, based in New York, for over thirty years. His first one person exhibition was in 1977 at the Parsons Dreyfuss Gallery in New York and he has shown continually in New York and elsewhere since. He was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award for Painting in 1979, was a Nominee for the national Awards in Visual Arts and has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome as well as a Director's Guest at Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy, where he now serves on the Board. His work is in many museums including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Art Museum, the Huntinton Art Museum as well as many other national collections. In addition to catalogue essays, he has written for Art News, Review Magazine and other publications. He lives in New York and is married to the writer, Andrea Barnet.