Program Books/Kerry James Marshall (he/him)

Kerry James Marshall (he/him)

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Kerry James Marshall uses painting, sculptural installations, collage, video, and photography to comment on the history of Black identity both in the United States and in Western art. He is well known for paintings that focus on Black subjects historically excluded from the artistic canon, and he has explored issues of race and history through imagery ranging from abstrac­tion to comics. Marshall was born in Alabama in 1955 and grew up in Watts, Los Angeles. He is a 1978 graduate of the Otis College of Art and Design and currently lives and works in Chicago. A major survey, Kerry James Marshall: MASTRY, was on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Met Breuer; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Other solo exhibitions have been seen at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC); the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Antwerp, Belgium); Antoni Tapies Foundation (Barcelona, Spain); and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain).