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Jan Avgikos

MFA Faculty Member

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Jan Avgikos is an art critic and historian who is based in New York City. She is a Contributing Editor for Artforum International magazine, where she regularly publishes reviews. Her writings appear internationally in magazines, museum catalogues and anthologies of critical writing.

Jan is a recipient of the Frank Jewett Mather award, presented by the College Art Association for distinction in arts criticism, and was a Mellon Fellow in graduate studies in art history at Columbia University. She is an adjunct faculty member at the graduate visual arts program at Columbia University and NYU, as well as a professor at the School for the Visual Arts in Manhattan. In addition, Jan lectures regularly at the Dia Foundation for contemporary arts and at Sotheby’s in their graduate American Art program.


Texts include a monograph on Katy Grannan (Aperture Books), and an essay on Roni Horn for the ongoing series of collected lectures from the Robert Lehman series. Select catalogue essays include Lili Dujourie (for the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels) and Matts Leiderstam (for the Magasin in Stockholm).