Lyle Ashton Harris's Biography
Lyle Ashton Harris is an American contemporary artist and photographer, born in 1965 in The Bronx, New York. Known for his combination of photography and mixed media, Harris explores gender and racial identity and the complexities of African-American culture in his works. His artworks often combine family photographs, magazine clippings, and personal ephemera. Harris has exhibited widely, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He has also been featured in numerous publications, including New York Times Magazine, Art in America and Artforum. His works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Guggenheim Museum and the Tate Modern, among others. His work is often seen as a representation of the Black artistic renaissance of the 1990s, and has been featured in exhibitions such as “Unmasking Masculinity for the 21st Century” at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. He is also a professor of photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.