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Kira Lynn Harris

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Born: Los Angeles, CA
Lives: New York, NY

Education
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 1999, Studio Program, New York, NY
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, 1998, Program in Art, Valencia, CA
BA, University of California at Santa Cruz, Studio Art
Occidental College, Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA


Solo Exhibitions
2006
Impossible Spaces: an ongoing project
Project Space, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art

2005
Waterfall (site specific installation)
Project Space, PS 1/ MOMA, Queens, New York

Eva Slept Here
Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999
Lorser Feitelson Awards Exhibit
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Group Exhibitions
2007
Black Light, White Noise, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
The Color Line, (traveling) Jack Shainman Gallery, New York;
CIEL, Centre international d'exposition de Larouche, Canada; University of South Africa Art Gallery, UNISA, Pretoria

2006
Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, The Proposition Gallery, New York, NY
When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York, NY
Chimera, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY
Made in Woodstock, III, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
Moving Ahead, Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005
Open Secret
Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, New Jersey

2004
Remembering
McSweeney Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA
Light and Atmosphere, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Harlemworld, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
solitude & stillness: Eri Morita and Kira Lynn Harris, Nassau Art Project, New York, NY
FADE, Luckman Fine Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Open Studio, Art Omi, Omi, NY

2003
Fresh Blood, The Center for Experimental and Perceptual Art, Buffalo, NY
Urban Aesthetics, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
amigos: a showcase, Associated Projects, New York, NY

2002
Ironic Iconic, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Photosynthesis, Red Clay at Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001
Freestyle, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Work, Folin Riva Gallery, New York, NY

2000
The Light Show, GAle GAtes, et. Al, New York, NY
White Hot, Smack Mellon, New York, NY
Open Studios, World Views Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, NY, NY
I’ll Take You There, Rush Arts, New York, NY

1999
New York, New York, …, Open Space, Milan, Italy
Touring the Frame, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Paradise, Exit Art/ The First World, New York, NY
Open Studio, The Mourning After, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Contact, Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA
LACE Annuale 1998, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood, CA
i Candy: LA in Flux, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica , CA
Resonant Forms, Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Blinded by the Light, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA
Smoke and Mirrors (Thesis exhibit)
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1997
Testimony: Reconstructing Histories, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Hollywood Premiere, Popular Mechanics at Hollywood Premiere Motel, Hollywood
Black is a Verb!, WORKS/San Jose Gallery, San Jose, CA

1996
The Present (H)our, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Personal Conversations, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
Aesthetic Interventions, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA


Bibliography
CATALOGS AND BROCHURES

Light and Atmosphere, Cheryl Hartup, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, 2004
Harlemworld , The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY, 2004
Ironic / Iconic: Bright Lights, Big City, Eungie Joo, for The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2002
Freestyle, Essay by Susette Min, for The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2001
Feitelson Fellowship Awards: Kira Lynn Harris, Emmanuel Tet, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA 1999
The Mourning After, Susette Min, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA 1999
Annuale, 1998, Franklin Sirmans, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Resonant Forms, Deborah Willis-Kennedy, Smithsonian Institution, 1998
Testimony: Reconstructing Histories, Rebecca McGrew, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, 1997
The Present (H)our, Paul Tomidy, Oakland Museum, 1996
Aesthetic Interventions, Kira Lynn Harris (guest curator), California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1996

REVIEWS

PS1 Fall Exhibitions: Other Voices, Other Rooms , Roberta Smith, New York Times, November 11, 2005
An Illuminating Experience, Roni Feirstein, South Florida Sun Sentinel, May 23, 2004
Ironic / Iconic, Derek Murray, Art in America, March, 2003
Ironic / Iconic, Holland Cotter, New York Times, August 2, 2002
Ironic / Iconic, Christopher Bollen, Time Out: New York, Sept. 12-19, 2002, Issue 363
Studio Museum in Harlem, Ironic / Iconic, New Yorker Magazine, Sept. 9, 200
A Full Museum Show Starts with 28 Young Artists and a Shoehorn: Freestyle, Holland Cotter, New York Times, 5/11,/01
The Light Show, Franklin Sirmans, Time Out: New York, Oct. 12 – 19, 2000, Issue 264
Unpacking, Federico Windhausen, zingmagazine, New York NY, Issue 11, Vol. 3, Winter, 2000
Art Picks of the Week: Raymond Pettibon, Kira Lynn Harris, Emmanuel Tet, Peter Frank, LA Weekly, Dec., 1999
Articulating Grief Through the Art of Loss, Claudine Isé, Los Angeles Times Calendar, April 16, 1999
Art Picks of the Week: The Mourning After, Peter Frank, LA Weekly Calendar Exhibitions, April 9 - 15, 1999
LACE's Annuale 1998, Claudine Isé, Los Angeles Times Calendar, August 21, 1998
Art Picks of the Week: i Candy... , Peter Frank, LA Weekly Calendar Exhibitions, Vol. 20, No. 39, August 21 - 27
Art Picks of the Week: LACE Annuale, Peter Frank, LA Weekly Calendar Exhibitions, Vol. 20, September 18 - 24
Black is a Verb! At WORKS, Amy Berk, Artweek, Vol. 28, No. 12, December, 1997
Art: Color as Concept Ann Elliot Sherman, METRO Silicon Valley, Vol. 13, No. 33, Oct.23-29, 1997
Critic's Choice: Art The Present Hour Harry Roche, Bay Guardian, June 12, 1996
The Present (H)our preview Reena Jana, Artweek Vol. 27, No. 5 May, 1996
Aesthetic Interventions Claudine Isé, Artweek Vol. 27, No. 4, April, 1996
Personal Conversations Best Bets, LA View, Vol. 10, No. 31 March, 1996
Aesthetic Interventions Best Bets, LA View, Vol. 10, No. 29 February, 1996

ARTICLES, OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Snapshots, Brief Takes on Rising Artists, Bridget Cooks, International Review of African American Art Vol. 19 No. 2, 2003
Digital Space, Neoliberal Pluralism vs. Strategic Autonomy and Dialectical Practice: A Review of Design and
Crime (And Other Diatribes) by Hal Foster, Sam Durant, Xtra Art Magazine, LA, CA Vol. 5, No. 4, Summer 2003
Featured Artist, Aya Harazono, NORARI webmagazine, JAPAN, August, 2003
Where Art Can Be Made As Well As Hung, Sarah Bayliss, New York Times, August 2, 2002
Representations: (Re)Direct(ing) Light, Tonya Foster, FYI: New York Foundation for the Arts, Summer 2002, Vol. 18, No. 2
“Charley” Magazine, Fall, 2001
The New Masters, VIBE Magazine, May, 2001
Young, Gifted …Malik Gaines, Project X, Fall, 1998


Grants/Awards
Finalist, William H. Johnson Prize, 2006
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Artist in Residence, 2006
St. Mary’s College, Maryland, Artist in Residence, 2005
Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, Artist in Residence, 2004
Art Omi, Omi, NY Artist in Residence, International Artist Residency, 2003
Harvestworks, NY, Artist in Residence, Production Grant, 2003
The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist in Residence, 2001-2002
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Artist in Residence, at the World Trade Center, 2000
Tiffany Foundation nominee, 1999
Lorser Feitelson Emerging Artist Award, 1998
Phillip Morris Fellowship; Cal Arts Graduate Fellowship, California Institute of the Arts, 96-97, 97-98
California Arts Council Grant, Artists in Communities residency in Pasadena, CA . 1995 - 96, 1994 - 95
Arts Leadership Fellows Program, 1994 - 95
Education Abroad Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz. Togo, West Africa.


Projects
2006
Eight variatiosn within a structure, Arttist's Project, Esopus magazine

Berlin Cobblestones, collaborative project with Istvan Francer of Theory clothing – (clothing design) trench coat for New Museum fundraiser at Bergdorf Goodman, NY

2005
Via Sacra (set design) for original dance choreographed by Elisa Monte Dance
(premiered at the Joyce Theater, NY, touring internationally)

wePod.Harlem.Shuffle. Collaborative photo and text project with writer, Brian Keith Jackson for SMH Arts, publication of the Studio Museum in Harlem


Publications
2006
Eight variatiosn within a structure, Arttist's Project, Esopus No. 7
Portfolio: 2004/2005 Woodstock A-I-R, Photography Quarterly, #95

2004
Survey: New York, Yard Magazine Premiere Issue, Fall 04

1996
Aesthetic Interventions, Kira Lynn Harris (guest curator), California State University, Dominguez Hills



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