James A. Reeves is a writer and educator whose fiction and essays examine the role of dignity, beauty, and myth in the digital age. Trained as a graphic designer, his work often addresses the relationship between the image, the psyche, and philosophy. His first book, The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir, was published by W. W. Norton after traveling 50,000 miles along the backroads of America. His second book, The Manufactured History of Indianapolis, is a collection of fables about the Circle City. He is currently finishing his first novel, a meditation on violence and compassion set against the backdrop of riots at discount department stores.
Since 2004, James has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy, the history of art, and the politics of design at Bard Early College, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. He is the principal designer at Motorway, a creative studio. He has exhibited his work and lectured in New York, Helsinki, Indianapolis, Detroit, Philadelphia, Hong Kong and Grenoble. He lives in New Orleans.