Kerr Houston is an art historian and critic whose scholarship has largely focused on the Italian Renaissance, embodied viewership, and the history of art criticism.

He has taught at MICA since 2002, and teaches courses on a range of subjects including Italian Renaissance art and thought, Islamic art and architecture, and art criticism. He is the author of two books (An Introduction to Art Criticism and The Place of the Viewer), is a regular contributor to BmoreArt, and frequently speaks to local arts groups and classes. He lives in Baltimore.