James A. Reeves is a writer, teacher, and motorist. To date, he’s driven 150,000 miles along the backroads of America and his first book, The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir, was published by W. W. Norton. His second book, The Manufactured History of Indianapolis, offers a mythology of the Circle City. He is currently finishing his first novel, Tragic Lovers on the Radio. After midnight, James makes heavily reverberated mix tapes and audio loops. His work has been exhibited and presented in New York, Helsinki, Indianapolis, Ann Arbor, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Grenoble.
Since 2004, James has taught graduate and undergraduate courses that address the making and understanding of our image world. He’s taught at Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute, and he currently teaches seminars in philosophy, the history of art, and the politics of design at Bard Early College. He lives in New Orleans.