LYLE ASHTON HARRIS
Lyle Ashton Harris has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photography and collage to installation and performance art. His work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender, and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic.
Born in the Bronx, New York, raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and New York, Harris obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts, and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Harris is a Professor of Art at New York University and lives in New York.
Harris has been widely exhibited internationally, including most recently in Photography’s Last Century at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; in Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story and Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; in United by AIDS at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; in Kiss My Genders at the Haywood Gallery, London; in Tell Me Your Story at Kunsthal KaDE, Amersfoort, NL; in Elements of Vogue at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (traveled to Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City). Harris’s work was included in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007), the Busan Biennial, South Korea (2008), the Bienal de São Paulo (2016), the Whitney Biennial (2017), and presented by Cinéma Du Réel at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018).
Harris is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Annendale-on-Hudson, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Tate Modern, London, UK; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland, among others.
Harris has also presented performances at a range of venues, most recently at Volksbühne Grüner Salon sponsored by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2019); a lecture/performance on Andy Warhol presented by the DIA Art Foundation, New York (2018); and an installation/performance at Participant Inc., New York (2018); and a lecture/performance on experimentation, politics and sexuality in the work of filmmaker Marlon T. Riggs at Griffin Art Projects, Vancouver BC, Canada (2020).
Harris received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2016), the David C. Driskell Prize from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2014), and the Rome Prize Fellowship (2000) among other awards and honors. Harris joined the Board of Trustees of the American Academy in Rome in 2014 and was appointed a trustee of the Tiffany Foundation in 2016.
Born in New York in 1965; lives and works in New York, NY.
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
National Graduate Photography Seminar, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
BA with Honors, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Ektachrome Archive, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Lyle Ashton Harris: In these shadows, David Castillo, Miami, FL
Lyle Ashton Harris, Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, TX
Once (Now) Again, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Lyle Ashton Harris: Flash of the Spirit, Salon 94, New York, NY
Lyle Ashton Harris: Photographs, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Black Power, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Lyle Ashton Harris, Iris Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Lyle Ashton Harris: Ektachrome Archive 1986-96: Part I – Recovering Identity and Desire, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Project Room: Lyle Ashton Harris, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Lyle Ashton Harris, Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
Ghana, Kennesaw State University Art Museum, Kennesaw, GA
Lyle Ashton Harris,Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
Lyle Ashton Harris/Self/Portraits, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Ghana, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
Untitled (Black Power), Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lyle Ashton Harris: Blow Up, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Sketches from the Shore, The Neil L. and Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA
Lyle Ashton Harris, Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC
Blow Up, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Lyle Ashton Harris, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Memoirs of Hadrian, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
New Work, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
20 x 24, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Distillation, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Alchemy, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA Alchemy, [collaboration with Thomas Allen Harris], Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The White Face Series, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY
The Watering Hole, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Lyle Ashton Harris, Selected Photographs: The First Decade, Centro de Arte Euroamericano, Caracas, Venezuela
The Good Life, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Americas, Simon Watson’s Living Room, New York, NY
Face, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Broadway Window, New York, NY
Subliminal Horizons curated by Alvin Hall, Alexander Gray Gallery, New York, NY
Art of Sport, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mining the Archive, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
CURRENTS, David Castillo, Miami, FL
Photography’s Last Century: The Collection of Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Art After Stonewall, 1969-1989, Columbus Museum of Art, OH
Tell Me Your Story, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
The Sodomite Invasion, Griffin Arts Project, North Vancouver, Canada
Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Smith College
Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Fotofest Biennial 2020 African Cosmologies Photography, Time, and the Other, Fotofest, Houston, TX
DC Media, David Castillo, Miami, FL
Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC;
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Implicit Tensions, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
American African American, Phillips Collection, New York, NY
The World’s Game: Futbol and Contemporary Art, The Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Moving Visuals, The David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD
Michael Jackson: On the Wall, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Blue Black, curated by Glenn Ligon, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO
This Is Not A Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Regarding the Figure, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
20/20, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Picture Industry, curated by Walead Beshty, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, New York, NY
Mirrors/Reflections, Daniel Cooney Fine Arts, New York, NY
About Face, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
American African American, Phillips Auctioneers, London, United Kingdom
Elements of Vogue: A Case Study of Radical Performance, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
tête-à-tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Live Uncertainty, São Paulo Bienal, São Paulo, Brazil
The Grace Jones Project, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
Public, Private, Secret, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
All New Women, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Still/Moving: Photographs and Video Art from the DeWoody Collection, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
In Context: Africans in America, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Quiet Violence of Dreams, Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
ReSignifications: Imagining the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories, Villa La Pietra, NYU, Florence, Italy
Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Mistakes Were Made, Kiev Biennial, Kiev, Ukraine
Nero su Bianco, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
American Photography: Recent Acquisitions from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Paris Photo, Paris, France
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Bad Conscience, Metro Pictures, New York, NY
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art — Part 2, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Image Search: Photography from the Collection, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art — Part 1, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY
Lunch with Olympia, Edgewood Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Glyphs: Acts of Inscription, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
The Progress of Love, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Radical Presence, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
30 Years of The New York Times Magazine, Eglise Sainte Anne, Arles, France
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Off the Wall, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
The Global Africa Project, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Traveling 2010 – 2013 to Reginald Lewis Museum, Baltimore, ME; High Museum, Atlanta, GA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Ghana: Who Knows Tomorrow, Dei Centre for the Study of Contemporary African Art, Accra, Ghana
The Summer Show, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
Kreyol Factory, Grande Hale de la Villette, Paris, France
Expenditure, Busan Biennale 2008, South Korea
S & M Shrines and Masquerades in Cosmopolitan Times 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York, NY
Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind, 52nd Venice Biennale, Italy
For the Love of the Game: Race and Sport in America, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTPhotography of the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland Day, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Crossing the Line: African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr. Collection, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
Other Families, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy
(Not) Gay Art Now, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
Shoot the Family, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI Traveled to Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; David and Sandra Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO; Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH.
The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society, 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Spain
African Queen, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Earth and Memory: African and African American Photography, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
Identità & Nomadismo, Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy
Male Desire Two, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque, SITE Santa Fe’s Fifth International Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Male Body Image, Storrs Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Neoqueer, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
The Muse, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY
African American Artists in Los Angeles – A Survey Exhibition: Fade (1990-2003), Luckman Gallery, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
The Alumni Show, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
American Tableaux: Many Voices, Many Stories, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Love Supreme, La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France
Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (catalogue), traveled to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
The Squared Circle: Boxing in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue)
Goddess, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Typical Men: Recent Photography of the Male Body by Men, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (catalogue)
Rome Prize Fellows Show, The American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Faith, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Man & Space, Kwangju Biennale, South Korea (catalogue)
Masterminds of Mode, International Fashion Festival, Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
Traveled to Kobe Fashion Museum, Kobe, Japan; Mitsubishi-Jisho Atrium, Fukuoka, Japan
Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850 – 2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Les Mondes du Sida: Entre Resignation et Espoir, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (catalogue), Traveled to Dialogai, Geneva, Switzerland; Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Bellinzona, SwitzerlandPostcards from Black America, De Beyerd Center of Contemporary Art, Breda, Netherlands (catalogue)
1998 Diana.98, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
816, Galerie Analix B, Paris, France
Black Nudes: New Identities, Gay Games, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Millenovecento, Galerie Analix B Polla & C Cargnel, Paris, France
Welcome, Città Sant’Angelo, Pescara, Italy
Adrift, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (catalogue)
Bang! The Gun as Image, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Face & Figure: Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (catalogue), Traveled to The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Scene of the Crime, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Selections from the Audrey & Sydney Irmas Collection of Photographic Self Portraits: 1940-96, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
This End Up: Selections from the collection of Robert J. Shiffler, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Hotter than July, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Interzones, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Traveled to Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden
Persona, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Portraits, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
The Paranoid Machine, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Desire – Borealis 7, Helsinki City Museum and The Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue), Traveled to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Face Value: American Portraits, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (catalogue), Traveled to Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Hard Comforts, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Human / Nature, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
In a Different Light, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA (catalogue)
Inside Out: Psychological Self Portraiture, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (catalogue)
Masculine Masquerade, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (catalogue)
Mirage: Enigmas of Race, Difference, and Desire, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (catalogue)Narcissistic Disturbance, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)Pervert, University of California Irvine Art Gallery, Irvine, CA (catalogue)
Picture Thoughts, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
P.L.A.N. (Photography Los Angeles Now), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Traces: The Body in Contemporary Photography, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
Uncertain Identity II, Galerie Analix at Basel Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland
Video: Immagine e Poggetto- Artisti degli Stati Uniti, Museo Laboratorio Di Arte, Rome, Italy
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue), Traveled to Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Sincerity and Other Peccadillos, – LAX/’94, The Los Angeles Exhibition Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Telling . . . Stories, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
42nd Street Art Project: Victory Parade, Times Square, New York, NY
Ciphers of Identity, University of Maryland, Baltimore, ME (catalogue), Traveled to Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York. NY; University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA; Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta College of Art, GA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, MO
Dress Codes, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (video catalogue)
Identifications and Desires, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
In Out of the Cold, Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, NY
Ainsi font font font, Galerie Rizzo, Paris, France
Body Politic, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Fever, Exit Art, NY
In This World: Robert Flack, Lyle Ashton Harris, Denise Lessard”
Vancouver: Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (catalogue)
Acquired Visions: Seeing Ourselves Through AIDS, Studio Museum of Harlem, NY
Disputed Identities, Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, Traveled to Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Schwarze Kunst: Konzepte zu Politik und Identitat, NGBK (Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst), Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
Situation, New Langston Arts, San Francisco, CA
Someone/Somebody, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
AutoPortraits, Camerawork, London, UK
Omotosho, Ade J. “Lyle Ashton Harris at ICA Miami”, Burnaway, April 26, 2021.
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Smith, Melissa. “A New Documentary on HBO Shows How Black Artists Crafted Their Own Histories in the Face of an Art World That Excluded Them”, artnet news, February 12, 2021.
Blanch, Andrea. “Ruptures From Paris: Lyle Ashton Harris”, Musée Magazine, November 2020.
Palumbo, Jacqui. “A trove of old Ektachrome slides shows artists, friends and lovers in the 1980s and ’90s”, CNN, November 6, 2020.
Lau, Charlene K. “FIVE.” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2020.
“Angeleti, Gabriella. “Lyle Ashton Harris revisits archival images of black joy and resistance amid lockdown,” The Art Newspaper, June 19, 2020.
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Bruno, Gilda. “Get witchy! How a new exhibition is invoking the supernatural”, Dazed, March 6, 2020.
Armstrong, Annie. “76 Artists Brought Out Their Witchiest Work for Laurie Simmons and Dan Nadel’s New Deitch Projects Show”, Vice Garage Magazine, February 23, 2020.
Goldstein, Caroline. “Legendary Art Philanthropist Agnes Gund Is Lauded as a Quiet, Yet Powerful, Force for Good in a New Documentary”, Artnet News, February 21, 2020.
“Fotofest Binnial Releases 2020 Artist List”, Artforum, December 11, 2019.
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“SCAD Museum of Art Announces Frederick Douglas: Embers of Freedom”, Hyperallergic, October 3, 2019.
Desmond, Matthew. “In Order to Understand the Brutality of American Capitalism, You Have to Start on the Plantation”, The New York Times Magazine, August 14, 2019.
“Air-conditioning Included: Four Museum Shows That Don’t Require SPF”, Cultured, August, 13, 2019.
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“Art After Stonewall, 1969-1989” st Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York”, Blouin Artinfo, June 12, 2019.
France-Presse, Agence. “New Exhibition on Basquiat’s Social Activism Opening at NY Guggenheim Museum”, The Jakarta Post, June 2, 2019
“Kiss My Genders Review”, Time Out, June 2019.
Rimanelli, David. “Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story”, Artforum, May 2019.
Avery, Daniel. “5 Queer Art Shows to See in New York City Right Now”, Newsweek, April, 30, 2019.
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Harrity, Christopher. “6 Artworks Celebrate the Impact of LGBTQ Civil Rights Post-Stonewall”, Advocate, April 2019
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Rodriguez, Cecilia. “New Blockbuster Paris Exhibition Celebrates Michael Jackson”, Forbes, November 26, 2018.
“Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem to Begin National Tour in 2019”, ARTFIXdaily, November 20, 2018.
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Harris, Gareth. “Can’t beat it? Michael Jackson’s impact on contemporary art explored in London show”, The Art Newspaper, June 27, 2018.
“’Michael Jackson: On the Wall’ at National Portrait Gallery”, Blouin Art Info, June 21, 2018.
“’The World’s Game: Futbol and Contemporary Art’ at Perez Art Museum Miami”, Art News, June 25, 2018.
Estiler, Keith. “Monumental Miami Exhibition Explores Why Football Is ‘The World’s Game’”, Hypebeast, June 25, 2018.
Sheets, Hilarie M. “Want a Warehouse of Art? Try the Installment Plan”, The New York Times, May 22, 2018.
“Morning Links: 468,926-Image Edition”, Art News, February 2, 2018.
Viglucci, Andres. “Is Art Basel bigger and better than ever? The early reviews are in”, The Miami Herald, December 7, 2017.
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O’Driscoll, Bill. “20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art”, Pittsburgh City Paper, November 15, 2017.
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Gefter, Philip. “The Place Beyond the Fire Island Pines”, The New York Times Style Magazine, October 23, 2017.
Taylor, Robert. “Photographers spin their own illusions in ‘Not a Selfie’ at San Jose Museum of Art”, The Mercury News, September 11, 2017.
Carr, Erin & Lyle Ashton Harris. “These Deeply Personal Photos Explore the Two Artists’ Experiences of a Polarized World”, Vice Magazine, August 7, 2017.
Segal, Mark. “Contemporary Portraiture at Southampton Arts”, The East Hampton Star, July 27, 2017.
Eckardt, Stephanie. “A First Look at Some Eclectic Faces in the Hamptons, From Cindy Sherman to Leonardo DiCaprio”, W Magazine, July 22, 2017.
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Kinsella, Eileen. “Bienal De Sao Paulo Explores Themes of Chaos and Uncertainty”, ArtNet News, September 6, 2016.
Estrin, James. “Reclaiming the Photographic Narrative of African-Americans”, The New York Times, May 10, 2016.
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Scwendener, Martha. “Museum & Gallery Listings for Feb. 19-25”, The New York Times, February 18, 2016.
“Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs”, Aperture, November 24, 2015. Print.
“Body of Art”, Phaidon, October 12, 2015. Print.
Bajac, Quentin, Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci, & Sarah Hermanson. “Photography at MoMA:1960 to Now”, MoMA Publications, October 27, 2015.
Visual-AIDS. “Lyle Ashton Harris photographs the 2014 Last Address Tribute Walk,” Visual-AIDS, August 21, 2015.
“Bomb Specific by Lyle Ashton Harris,” Bomb Magazine, June, 2015.
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BrusselsDiplomatic. “Lyle Ashton Harris in ‘Maruani Mercier’ Gallery,” BrusselsStar, November 9, 2014.
Artsy Editorial. “A Group Show Considers Kafka’s ‘Amerika’ and Otherness in Art,” Artsy, 2014.
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Farago, Jason. “Bad Conscience,” Art Forum, February 2014.
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Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Raleigh-Durham, NC
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield Village, OH
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY