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Kira Lynn Harris

Kira Lynn Harris focuses on the formal concerns of space, light and the phenomenological and issues of individual subjectivity. Her site-specific drawings and installations have been shown in museums and galleries, as well as the exhibition Blues For Smoke at the Whitney (2013). Her participation as an artist-in-residence with Youth Insights continued a long relationship with the Museum, as a consultant with the Education Department from 1999-2001 and as a 1999 graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program. After visiting the exhibitions Blues for Smoke, Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, and American Legends: From Calder to O’Keeffe at the Whitney, and Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Youth Insights Writers worked with Harris to create large-scale drawings and short-fiction pieces examining the roles of fashion and stereotypes in their lives.