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Location: Glendale, CA

Website: www.carlajayharris.com

Born in Indianapolis, IN, but raised traveling the globe as the child of a military officer, Carla Jay Harris’s social and artistic development was impacted tremendously by the geopolitical and natural environments she encountered. She fervently believes that space (physical and physiological) has a fundamental, lasting impact on personal identity. While the environment around us is constantly evolving, photography has the power to capture humanity in a place, in a moment - transforming a flicker in time into a lasting, appreciable statement. Carla's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Los Angeles, DC, Paris, and Quebec. She completed undergraduate coursework at the School of Visual Arts in New York, received her bachelor's degree with distinction from the University of Virginia, and her MFA from UCLA in 2015. She currently lives/works in Los Angeles, CA. Her works are included in the collections of USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles, CA; California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA; The Museum of Fine Arts, Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada; General Mills' corporate collection, Minneapolis, MN; USC's Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and numerous private collections. She is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

Installation Work

Samples from my multi-year installation Bitter Earth.