4 October, 2018
Harris will present his research project on the works of African American graphic designers that culminated in the exhibition As, For Not: Dethroning Our Absolutes which was mounted at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Jerome Harris presents this exhibition as “an incomplete historical survey of work created by African-American graphic designers over the last century. These practitioners are absent in too many classroom lectures, and their methods mostly invisible or uncredited in the field. This exhibition aims to promote the inclusion of neglected Black designers and their developed methodologies and challenge the ubiquity of White and anti-Black aesthetics…”
Jerome Harris is an independent graphic designer and teaching fellow at Maryland Institute College of Art. He holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University and a BA from Temple University.