Lisa Ross is a New York-based artist. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. She has exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and Asia including the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; Fotografiska Museum, Sweden; Rencontres D’Arles Foto Festival, and La Vielle Charite, France; Tianshui Biennale, China, University of London, SOAS, Brunei Gallery, UK; UC Berkeley and Harvard University, USA. Ross has taught at Parsons School of Design and Columbia University and pioneered a photo program for LGBT and homeless youth in NYC. She has worked on photography projects in North Africa, Central Asia, China, Europe, and Azerbaijan. Ross received a Hayward Prize through the American Austrian Foundation, is a 2016 grantee of the Asian Cultural Council, was a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Watermill Center, and a 2018 Artist in Residence at View Art Gallery, Lanzhou, China.