The Art of Michael D. Harris

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Them Days: Self-Portrait as a Young Man, 44 x 38"

Michael D. Harris is an artist, professor, scholar, and curator presently living in Atlanta.

As a scholar, Harris has published
Colored Pictures: Race and Visual Representation (2003), and has contributed to or co-authored a number of publications. He has had articles on contemporary African art and African American art published in a number of books and journals.

Also an artist, Harris has been a member of the artist collective, AfriCOBRA since 1979, and has shown his work all over the United States, in the Caribbean, and in Europe. His work is represented in the collections of Morehouse College, Howard University, the University of North Carolina, the City of Atlanta, the Hampton University Museum, Dillard University, the David Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Paul Jones Collection at the University of Alabama, and the Atlanta airport, and in many private collections.

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Recent activities:
 - Keynote Lecture, Cleveland Museum of Art, April 10, 2015.
- Panelist, SUNY Buffalo, March 2015.
Exhibitor, "2ATW: Two Artists, Two Works, Center for the Art of African and It's Diaspora, U. of Texas, Austin, October 2014.  .
-  Moderator, "A Discussion of a Black Visual Art Aesthetic," Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta, July 2014. Panelists: Carrie Mae Weems, Richard J. Powell (Duke University), and Moyo Okediji (University of Texas, Austin)
- Author, "AfriCOBRA Now: An Aesthetic Reflection," online catalog for AfriCOBRA: Art and Impact, Chicago July 2013
- Author, "Congo Squared: The Art of Renee Stout," Kongo Across The Waters, Gainesville, Fla.: Harn Museum, U. of Florida, 2013. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, summer 2014.  New Orleans Museum of Art, February 2015.   


Whitfield Lovell, Nelson Stevens, Arturo Lindsay, Carrie Mae Weems, Kevin Cole, and Michael D. Harris, Atlanta, August 2009.



Michael Harris and Arturo Lindsay, Three, 2011, mixed media triptych.