Elizabeth Peyton is an internationally recognised American artist, best known for her stylised portraiture. She was born in Danbury, Connecticut, in 1965, and attended the School of Visual Art in New York City. Her work is collected by galleries around the world. Recent solo exhibitions include: "Live Forever," New Museum of Contemporary Art (2008, traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Holland in 2009); and "Reading and Writing," Irish Museum of Modern Art (2009). Kirsty Bell studied art history at Cambridge University before pursuing her interest in contemporary art as an exhibitions assistant at Anthony d'Offay Gallery in London. She has worked as an artist's assistant, as an independent curator, and as gallery director of Gavin Brown's enterprise in New York. Since arriving in Berlin in 2001, her art criticism has been published in such magazines as frieze, Mousse, Afterall, Art Agenda, and Art Review, as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues. She is most recently the author of The Artist's House: From Workplace to Artwork (2014).