Peter Halley first gained recognition in the early 1980s for his geometric high-toned paintings. A well-respected critic, in 1996 he co-founded Index magazine. Halley has had numerous one-person exhibitions, including at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998), and the Dallas Museum of Art (1993). He serves as a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Yale University. Publications of his work include Maintain Speed (DAP, 2000), Utopia's Diagrams (Tema Publishers, 2000), and Recent Essays (Edgewise, 1997).