Rashid Johnson (b. 1977, Chicago) composes searing meditations on race and class while establishing an organic formal vocabulary that fuses a variety of sculptural and painterly traditions. Johnson was one of six artists commissioned in 2022 by the Queens Museum, New York, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to create a site-specific, permanent installation for Delta Airlines’ new terminal at the LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. In 2021, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, commissioned Johnson to create large-scale artworks for its opera house, and a major outdoor sculpture by Johnson was installed at Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago among many others. His first feature-length film, an adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released on HBO in 2019. Johnson lives and works in New York.