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 York, W, Architectural Digest, WSJ., Wallpaper*, Sotheby's, Gagosian Quarterly, Galerie, The 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, Interiors, American 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, Slenske founded the project space Desert Center | Los Angeles (@desertcenterlosangeles), which has shown the work of Chuck Arnoldi, Larry Bell, Scott Benzel, Awol Erizku, Eve Fowler, Genevieve Gaignard, Till Gerhard, Robert Gunderman, Nolan Gruenwald, Lauren Halsey, Steve Hash, Zoe Hawk, Dennis Hoekstra, Nir Hod, Salomón Huerta, Anthony James, Kelly Lamb, Robert Lazzarini, Justin Lowe & Jonah Freeman, Seffa Klein, Rachel Mason, Jake Kean Mayman, Ben Wolf-Noam, Martin Nuñez, Lucila Orengo, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Steven Perilloux, Jackie Rines, Jennifer Rochlin, Ry Rocklen, Matthew Rolston, Bill Saylor, Jeremy Shockley, Timothy Uriah Steele, Una Szeemann, Paul Verdell, Henry Vincent, Louis Waldon, Graham Wilson, and Robert Yarber.
In December 2018, Slenske launched the artist-run flea The Street & The Shop (@thestreetandtheshop).