Lane Relyea is author of Your Everyday Art World (MIT Press), a study of the effects of communication networks on artistic practice and its contexts.

Before joining Northwestern, he taught for a decade at the California Institute of the Arts. Since 1983, his essays and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines including Artforum, Afterall, Parkett, Frieze, Modern Painters, Art in America, and Flash Art.

He has contributed to numerous monographs on leading contemporary artists as well as such exhibition catalogs as Helter Skelter and Public Offerings, and has also delivered lectures at New York's Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among other venues.

In the summer of 2012, he began a three-year term as editor-in-chief of Art Journal, a quarterly magazine published by the College Art Association.


PhD, Art History, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX