Discipline: Visual Art – photography

Accra Shepp

Discipline: Visual Art – photography
Region: East Elmhurst, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Accra Shepp is a photo-based artist whose works are held in a variety of collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has a year-long installation running through May 31, 2019 at the National Library of Luxembourg titled “Windbook.” It is an artist book that sits outside exposed to the elements with only the wind (not the human) to turn its pages. In 2018, he completed a commission for the Gund Foundation exploring activism in the arts. In 2019, Hatje Cantz will be publishing his project, Occupying Wall Street and later in that same year The Islands of New York. In addition to his visual art work he has written for The New York Times and the New York Review of Books.

Studios

Nef

Accra Shepp worked in the Nef studio.

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