Graduate Lecture Series: K8 Hardy, Artist

Harris Hall (HAR) University Park Campus HAR

USC Fisher Museum (HAR)
Harris Hall
850 West 37th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089

K8 Hardy is a New-York-based artist, one of the founders of the queer feminist art collective LTTR and creator of the cult zine fashionfashion. In her work Hardy often uses fashion as a material to sculpt, photograph, and produce performances interchangeably and simultaneously, creating a new genderqueer vision.

Hardy has directed music videos for groups including Le Tigre, Lesbians on Ecstasy, and Men. She has exhibited her work and performed internationally at numerous venues including MoMA PS1 and Artists Space in New York; The Tate Modern, London; Galerie Sonja Jünkers, Munich, Germany; Balice Hertling in Paris; and Dallas Contemporary, Dallas. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and was featured in the Whitney's 2012 Biennial. Hardy's artistic practice spans a variety of genres and media, including video, photography, sculpture and performance, and responds to issues surrounding identity, image commerce, branding, and gender power. (Photo: Sundahl-Djerf Linus)