Lisa Ross is a photographer, video artist and educator living in New York City.


Ross’s work revolves around the liminal spaces in which faith, culture and abstraction meet. Her immersive landscapes and early black and white work, explore the skin of the land. In doing so, she reveals the texture of culture, and, in time, the political realities inextricably bound to place that emerge.


Her work has been shown at the University of California at Berkeley; Rencontres D’Arles Foto Festival, France; the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; University of London, SOAS, Brunei Gallery; and La Vielle Charite, Marseilles, France and Harvard University.


Ross has worked in North Africa, Central Asia, China, Europe and Azerbaijan. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Ross is a fellow of the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program; a two time recipient of the Hayward Prize through the American Austrian Foundation; made a commissioned work in Azerbaijan for CICRP/French Ministry of Culture for Marseilles 2013. She has taught at Parsons School of Design, Columbia University and The Harvey Milk School.


Ross’s work received reviews in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Artforum, The Wall Street Journal and many other print and online journals. Her book has received enthusiastic responses in The New York Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review of Books and London Review of Books.


Living Shrines

May 13 TO September 2
Living Shrines is a series of ethereal photographs that take us on a journey through the Xinjiang region of China, where Lisa Ross has spent over a decade documenting Islamic holy shrines created by the Uyghur community.