Kerry James Marshall, who resides and works in Chicago, is a painter and draftsman whose work addresses notions of identity, color, and society. Marshall received a bachelor of fine arts degree and an honorary doctorate from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. His work was featured in a major traveling survey, Painting and Other Stuff, at the Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Antoni Tapies Foundation, Barcelona; and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2013–14). Recent solo exhibitions include Kerry James Marshall: In the Tower at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (2013); Front Room Series at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013); and Who’s Afraid of Red, Black and Green at the Secession Building in Vienna, Austria (2012). Previous traveling solo exhibitions include the Camden Arts Centre in London (2005) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2003).
Kerry James Marshall has received the Wolfgang Hahn Prize (2014), and he was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2013. His work is featured in the collections of museums including the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art in Washington; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. In 2017, Marshall was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. A retrospective exhibition of his work, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, was assembled by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2016.