Lola Flash

Working at the forefront of genderqueer visual politics for more than three decades, Lola Flash’s photography challenges stereotypes and gender, sexual, and racial preconceptions. Her art and activism are profoundly connected, fueling a life-long commitment to visibility and preserving the legacy of LGBTQIA+ and communities of color worldwide.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Maryland Institute and her master’s from London College of Printing. In 2008, she was a resident at Light Work and in 2015, she participated at Alice Yard, in Trinidad. In 2019, she was a resident at Center for Photography at Woodstock. Flash has work included in public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney, and MoMa. Pen + Brush Gallery’s inaugural exhibition for 2018 featured a 30-year retrospective of her significant photographs.

Flash’s practice is firmly rooted in social justice advocacy around sexual, racial, and cultural difference.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Lola Flash

syzygy, the vision

East River Esplanade (96th Street)
 archive : 2021

In this self-portrait series entitled syzygy, the vision, Flash is observing the straight-line configuration of our pasts, presents, and futures. This multi-dimensional contemplation considers vast dimensions of intersectional disadvantages, cultural conflicts, and unsettling legacies.

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