Who is K8 Hardy?
K8 Hardy is a New York based artist represented by Reena Spaulings Fine Art in New York, and Balice Hertling in Paris. She holds a BA from Smith College, studied at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, and holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College.
Hardy is a founding member of the queer feminist journal and artist collective LTTR, and has directed music videos for groups including Le Tigre, Lesbians on Ecstasy, and Men. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and has been exhibited and performed internationally at venues including, MoMA PS1, Artists Space, The Tate Modern and Galerie Sonja Junkers among many others.
Hardy works through performance art without allegiance to any particular medium. She mines pop culture for material and eschews craft based virtuosity in photography, sculpture, and video. Hardy believes in the power of flamboyant and bold gestures, and in conversations of play, which constitute her endeavors toward total expression.
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- Oct 27, 1977
- Smith College
on July 23, 2013
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