Hometown: New York, NY
MS, Communication Design, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
BA, Spanish Language, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Tahir Hemphill Bio
About The Artist
Tahir Hemphill examines the effect of mass communication on his viewers, picking apart images and words to decontextualize them. Hemphill is both an award-winning creative director, implementing his strategic designs for businesses in advertising and nonprofit industries, as well as an interdisciplinary multimedia artist. Hemphill takes a special interest in the etymology and culture of hip-hop and is the Assistant Director, Research at the Hip Hop Education Center in the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.