Glenn Ligon

(American, born 1960)

Conceptual artist Glenn Ligon explores race, language, and identity. His art often includes excerpts from literature, history, and his own life, to comment on American cultural and social identities and the African American experience.

Glenn Ligon lives and works in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 1982. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and many more in the United States and around the world.