Ken Gonzales-Day

Los Angels, CA.

Ken Gonzales-Day (b. 1964, Santa Clara, CA.) is a visual artist whose interdisciplinary and conceptually grounded projects consider the history of photography, the construction of race, and the limits of representational systems ranging from the lynching photograph to museum display. Gonzales-Day received his MFA from UC Irvine; MA from Hunter College; and was a Van Leer Fellow at the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. He has been a Senior Fellow and a SARF Fellow at the American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. Gonzales-Day's photographs have been exhibited at: The J. Paul Getty Museum; LACMA, REDCAT, LAXART, Steve Turner Contemporary, and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul; American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in D.C.; Austria Cultural Center, CUE Art Foundation, among others.