Elizabeth Hess wrote on art throughout the 80′s and 90′s for TheVillage Voice, The Washington Post, The New York Observer, Art News, Art in America and Artforum, among many other publications. Her essays have appeared in collections and catalogues around the world. She began writing about New York’s shelter animals for the Voice and New York Magazine and has written articles and columns on animals for dozens of newspapers and magazines ranging from Bark to The London Telegraph. Her book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human became Project Nim, a film directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) and produced by Simon Chinn. Hess divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York.