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Kori Newkirk

  • CountryUnited States
  • Born1970


Kori Newkirk was born in the Bronx, New York in 1970. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. In 1997 he received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine.

Newkirk’s photographs, mixed media paintings and sculptural installations engage with both the personal and political realities of being identified as African American, which he often conveys through the use of disparate materials, from fake snow and white neon to the pony-heads, braided hair and pomade associated with black hairstyles.