Kori Newkirk creates multimedia paintings, sculptural installations, and photographs that transform his materials into gestures toward the semiotics of cultural identity and his own personal/familial history. His work explores the meaning of the materials, bringing to light the ways in which the implications may be transformed as they are forged through cultural context. He has had solo exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, LAXART and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Notable group exhibitions include the 2006 Whitney Biennial, DAK’ART (the Dakar Biennial, Senegal, 2006), and the traveling exhibition, “Uncertain States of America” (2005-6). Newkirk’s work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum, MCA Chicago, MOCA Los Angeles, the Art Institute of Chicago, Henry Art Gallery (Seattle) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).