Keisha Scarville

Keisha Scarville

Keisha Scarville weaves together themes dealing with loss, latencies, and the elusive body. Her work has been widely exhibited, including at the Studio Museum of Harlem, Huxley-Parlour in London, ICA Philadelphia, Contact Gallery in Toronto, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Lightwork, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Higher Pictures, and Baxter Street CCNY. She has participated in artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Lightwork, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program, Stoneleaf, Baxter Street CCNY, BRIC Workspace, WOPHA, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In addition, her work has appeared in publications including Small Axe, Oxford American, and The New York Times, where her work has also received critical review. She is the recipient of the 2023 Creator Lab Photo Fund and received the inaugural Saltzman Prize in Photography earlier this year. She is currently a faculty member at Parsons School of Design, the International Center of Photography, Cornell University, and, this fall, she will be a visiting professor in the Art, Film and Visual Studies Department at Harvard University. Her first book, lick of tongue rub of finger on soft wound, was recently published by MACK and shortlisted in the 2023 Aperture/Paris Photo Book Awards.

Current Events Featuring Keisha Scarville

Jun 152024

MFON Global Symposium: Presence & Preservation

The one-day symposium will include a series of panel discussions, featuring scholars, artists, curators and centered around archiving and elevating the voices of women and non-binary of photographers of African descent, as part of Photoville’s annual Festival in New York City.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Keisha Scarville

Sep 272014

Hyphenated: First and Second Generation American Photographers in Conversation

Visionaries is excited to return to Photoville this year to present Hyphenated, featuring first and second generation American photographers who explore themes of identity, memory, home and belonging through their work.

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