Michael Slenske is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who covers art, culture, and travel. He is a contributing writer for the LA Times's DesignLA magazine and has served as the editor-at-large of CULTURED and LALA and as a contributing editor at Modern Painters and Art + Auction. His work has been anthologized, included in numerous artist monographs (for Abraham Cruzvillegas, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Bari Ziperstein, Kenny Scharf, and Jose Dávila among others) and appeared in: New YorkW, Architectural Digest, WSJ., Wallpaper*, Sotheby's, Gagosian Quarterly, GalerieThe Magazine Antiques, Art & Antiques, Interview, Art in America, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Garage, Mother Jones, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Boston Globe Magazine, Men's Journal, Best Life, Men's Health, Maxim, Angeleno, Intersection, DuJour, InteriorsAmerican Way, Radar, Phoenix New Times, Phoenix Magazine, vice.com, esquire.com, gq.com, artinfo.com, style.com, men.style.com, nymag.com, vulture.com, and artsy.net.

In June 2018 he founded the project space Desert Center | Los Angeles (@desertcenterlosangeles) and launched the artist-run flea The Street & The Shop (@thestreetandtheshop) in December 2018.