Nari Ward

Born: 1963

Hometown: St. Andrews, Jamaica

Lives and Works: New York, NY

Education: MFA, Brooklyn College, City University, Brooklyn, NY, 1992
BA, Hunter College, City University, New York, NY, 1991

Nari Ward Bio

About The Artist

Born in Jamaica and working in New York, Nari Ward has mastered the use of the found objects in his work. For his large sculptural installations, Ward reclaims materials he finds in his neighborhood—everything from debris to precious treasure—to create abstract and figurative forms. His work focuses on political and social issues such as poverty, race, and consumer culture, examining the value, that which is inherent and that which we bestow, of the objects around us. Though he includes materials from neighborhoods with which he feels personally connected, the meaning behind the resulting works remain ambiguous.

Nari Ward Gallery Art


Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

Nari Ward Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum, New York, NY
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, NY
GAM, Galleria Civica di Arte, Torino, Italy
The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, NC


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