b. 1960 New York
Glenn Ligon is known for his resonant works in various media that explore issues surrounding race, sexuality, identity, representation and language. Ligon studied at the Rhode Island School of Design before receiving a BA from Wesleyan University in 1982. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Ligon has exhibited internationally, and his work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Ligon is represented by Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.