Neal Baer Collection

K8 Hardy

Position Series, Form 21


Edition 1/3 + 1 AP

30 x 20 in (76.2 x 50.8 cm)

Image courtesy of the artist and Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles and New York

K8 Hardy (b. 1977, Fort Worth) lives and works in New York. K8 Hardy’s work, ranging from photography, video, performance, and sculpture, critiques gender politics, queer identity, fashion, and star power. She is a founding member of the queer feminist zine and artist collective LTTR.

Positions Series: Form 21 is from her Position Series: an ongoing series of photographic self-portraits that present the artist as a diverse cast of eccentric characters. Like her predecessor Cindy Sherman, Hardy uses her own body to question the role of one’s exterior presentation to their personal identity and what this says about our culture. “Persona is a reaction to patriarchy,” she writes.

Reena Spaulings Fine Art

See also
K8 Hardy in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art

K8 Hardy at Reena Spaulings Fine Art

K8 Hardy at Karma International

Sarah Nicole Prickett, “K8 Hardy ‘A New Painting’ Reena Spaulings Fine Art,” October 30, 2020

Ariana Reines, “K8 Hardy,” Bomb Magazine, April 1, 2012

Sara Marcus on K8 Hardy’s “Outfitumentary,” Texte zur Kunst, June 2016

K8 Hardy in the 2012 Whitney Biennial