Lyle Ashton Harris

Born 1965
Hometown Bronx
Lives and Works New York, NY and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
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

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.

Lyle Ashton Harris Gallery Art


CRG Gallery, New York, NY
Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
Cokkie Snoei, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Movements & Styles
Permanent Collection

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Raleigh-Durham, NC
The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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