Katy Grannan
American, born 1969
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
KATY GRANNAN: LADY INTO FOX,
Fraenkel Gallery
2016
How I Learned to See: An (Ongoing) Education in Pictures, Curated by Hanya Yanagihara,
Fraenkel Gallery
2013
Something about a Tree,
The FLAG Art Foundation

Katy Grannan’s photographs range from classic portraiture of staid nudes in pastoral settings to street photography of down-and-out drag queens and prostitutes eager to be seen. Grannan’s documentary works, such as her portraits for the New York Times Magazine, incorporate details that amplify the humanity of her subjects and the painful circumstances they must abide. For example, Jeff Stackhouse (2000) features a teenager wearing prison stripes, standing abjectly amid the rusted furnishings of the adult penitentiary where he is incarcerated.