Lyle Ashton Harris was born in New York City in 1965. He studied at Wesleyan University, the California Institute of the Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. For more than two decades he has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media, collage, installation and performance. 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. Known for his self-portraits and use of pop culture icons (such as Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson), Harris teases the viewers’ perceptions and expectations, resignifying cultural cursors and recalibrating the familiar with the extraordinary.
Lectures are free and open to the Pratt community and to the public Please reserve tickets by visiting here. Doors open at 6 PM for ticket holders. Doors open for additional seating at 6:15 PM. Space is limited. E-2 Lecture Hall, ARC Building, Lower Level, Brooklyn Campus.