Bio

Alicia Eler is a writer. Her art criticism and culture journalism regularly appear in Hyperallergic and KCET Artbound Los Angeles, and she writes a weekly column called “Crystal Paradise” for the LA publication CRAVE Online. She is the editor of ART21 Magazine’s May/June 2015 issue, which considers ideas of family. Alicia’s coverage of selfie culture is featured in New York Magazine and the Washington Post, and she has presented selfie lectures in cities across the United States. Her fiction and personal narrative essays about adolescent sexualities appear in Illuminati Girl Gang Magazine and Projecttile Lit, a literary journal specializing in non-traditional writing with a feminist bent. She contributes op-eds to The Guardian’s U.S. Culture section. The story she broke for Hyperallergic about Obama’s apology to an art historian was discussed on both the Rachel Maddow Show and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. Born and raised in Chicago, Alicia is based in Los Angeles.