Michael Paul Britto

Born 1968
Hometown Brooklyn, NY
Lives and Works Harlem, NY
Education
BA, City College of New York, New York, NY
New York-native Michael Paul Britto's work in video, performance, photography, collage, and sculpture examines current manifestations of racial inequality, the consequences of its continuing existence in America, and the price society pays for its denial. By recontextualizing and manipulating black popular cultural references with African-American history and traditions, Britto introduces provocative ideas that raise awareness of the way that we behave when confronted with racism.

Britto says, "Much of my work is about being a person of color in America, and the misconceptions and assumptions that go along with that. My art allows me to make people more politically and culturally aware, by using the customary as metaphor."
Permanent Collection

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Rush Arts Collection, New York, NY
Taller Boricua, New York, NY

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