Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Cuba in 1957 and died in Miami, FL in 1996. His career included numerous international solo and group exhibits, as well as a major retrospective held at the Guggenheim Museum, New York in 1995. In the same year, he participated in Artpace’s inaugural residency.
For more information on Felix Gonzalez-Torres, see his artist page.
Glenn Ligon was born in 1960 in The Bronx, NY and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the influential exhibit, Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art and a survey show at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia in 1998. Ligon has also participated in our International Artist-in-Residence Program.
For more information on Glenn Ligon, see his artist page.
Kara Walker was born in 1969 in California and currently lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. The recipient of a 1997 MacArthur “genius” grant, her work has been seen by audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, notably her large installation for The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago in 1997.
Pat Ward Willaims was born in 1948 in Philadelphia, PA and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Her work has been seen in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 1995 and 1997 Johannesburg Biennials and the Whitney Museum’s 1994 exhibit, Black Male.