Glenn Ligon was born in 1960, in the Bronx, New York. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island; Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, and at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. He has had solo museum exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Mr. Ligon lives and works in New York and is represented by D’Amelio Terras Gallery. During his six-week residency he focused mainly on a new body of works on paper for an exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum. Mr. Ligon was also able to begin work on an upcoming project for the Walker Art Center.