BORN 1936

Lorraine O’Grady, The Fir-Palm, 1991-1992. Silver gelatin print. 50 x 40 in. © Lorraine O’Grady, courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York. Linda Pace Foundation, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas.

Lorraine O’Grady is an American artist and critic. She works in conceptual art and performance art that integrates photo and video installation. Her work explores the cultural construction of identity – particularly that of black female subjectivity – as shaped by the experience of diaspora and hybridity.

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