Lyle Ashton Harris

Born: 1965

Hometown: Bronx

Lives and Works: New York, NY and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania


Education: National Graduate Photography Seminar, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY, 1991
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, 1990
Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York, NY, 1990
BA, Wesleyan University

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Lyle Ashton Harris Bio

About The Artist

Lyle Ashton Harris explores gender and identity politics—often using his own body as the subject. He has a pedigree most artists can only dream about: he has been a core critic at Yale University School of Art, he received a Rome Prize Fellowship in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome, he taught at New York University and California Institute of the Arts, and he has been reviewed by Flash Art, Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, and Artnews. In 2010, Gregory R. Miller & Co published Lyle Ashton Harris: Excessive Exposure, a monograph of his Polaroid prints that features an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., an essay by Okwui Enwezor and an interview by Chuck Close. His work has appeared in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Corcoran Gallery, as well as in publications including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and Vibe.


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