Jan Avgikos is an art critic and historian who is based in New York City. She is a contributing editor with Artforum, where she regularly publishes reviews. She is widely published, and her writings appear internationally in magazines, museum catalogs, and anthologies of critical writing.
Recent and forthcoming texts include a monograph on Katy Grannan (Aperture Books) and an essay on Roni Horn for the Dia Art Foundation’s ongoing series of collected lectures from the Robert Lehman series. Recent and forthcoming catalog essays include Lili Dujourie (for the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels) and Matts Leiderstam (for the Magasin 3 in Stockholm). She is a recipient of the Frank Jewett Mather Award, awarded by the College Art Association for distinction in arts criticism, and was a Mellon Fellow in graduate studies in art history at Columbia University. Avgikos is an adjunct member of the faculty for the graduate visual arts program at Columbia University, and the graduate visual arts program at NYU. She is also a professor at the School for the Visual Arts in Manhattan. In addition, she lectures regularly for the Dia Art Foundation for contemporary arts, and at Sotheby’s in its graduate American Art program.