Lecture: Kris Graves, New Photography III, Juror
Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and California. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Getty Institute, Los Angeles; and National Portrait Gallery in London, England; among others. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Institute, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others. Graves works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. He creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Kris Graves is the juror for the Museum’s New Photography III exhibition, which will be on view April 5 – July 10, 2022. The national open call invites photographers at any stage of their career to submit a cohesive body of work comprising of five images, made between 2019 and 2021. The exhibition seeks to showcase the most compelling and relevant work made by photographers all over the US. The application portal will open on November 5, 2021.