Lisa Ross is a photographer, video artist and educator living in New York City.

Ross’s work revolves around the liminal spaces in which faith, culture and abstraction meet. Their immersive photographs and videos explore the skin of the land, revealing textures of intimacy and spirituality. Over time, political realities emerge, inextricably bound to place. Ross made numerous bodies of work in the Uyghur region of far western China, creating an extensive portrait of handmade markers and earthen architecture at Sufi Holy sites in and around the Taklamakan desert. Due to a recent and extreme crackdown on religious and cultural practices, over a million Uyghurs have been disappeared and much of the vernacular and lived landscape that Ross’s work focused on has been razed. As a result the artist has placed more attention on art and advocacy. Ross has worked in China, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Europe, and North Africa, and their work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries. The artist has been a grantee of the Trust for Mutual Understanding and Asian Cultural Council; an Artist-in-Residence at The View Art Gallery, Gansu, the Watermill Center, New York, and the CICRP in Marseilles, France; a Fellow of the Bronx Museum AIM Program; and a recipient of the Hayward Prize through the American Austrian Foundation. Ross has also taught at Parsons School of Design, Columbia University, and The Harvey Milk School, where they developed a photography and video program for LGBTQ youth. Ross holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College.

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