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Lisa Ross is an artist and photographer from New York, currently living and working in the Bronx.

Ross has traveled extensively for her work. She had her first museum exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art, and a book titled Living Shrines was published by The Monacelli Press in 2013. Her work has also been exhibited at Fotografiska Museum, Sweden; Les Rencontres d’Arles, France; Brunei gallery, London; University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; and La Viélle Charité in Marseilles, France. Ross was commissioned by the Center of Conservation, Restoration and Preservation in Marseilles to create new work in Azerbaijan.

Ross was an Artist-in-Residence at The Watermill Center, NY; Salzburg Fine Arts Academy, Hallein Austria; and View Art Gallery, Lanzhou, China. Ross was a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council of New York and received a travel grant for the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China.

Ross’ work has received reviews in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Artforum, The Wall Street Journal, and many other print and online journals. Her book has received enthusiastic responses in The New York Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and London Review of Books. Ross received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. She has taught at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design and created a Photography and Video Program for LGBT youth at the Harvey Milk High School which she ran for a decade.

Last Updated: March 13, 2019



‘I Can’t Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland’

Lisa Ross & Muyi Xiao
In the 2000s, New York-based artist Lisa Ross traveled to the city of Turpan in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region and photographed local people on the beds that they keep in their fields. The portraits in that series are currently on exhibit...