Colin Rhodes is an artist, author and educator. His books include Primitivism & Modern Art (1994), Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives (2000), The World According to Roger Ballen (2019), Nick Blinko (2020), and Outsider Art: Art Brut and Its Affinities (2022). He is a contributing editor for Raw Vision. He was educated in the UK at Goldsmiths University of London and the University of Essex. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Art at Hunan Normal University, China.