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visiting artist: j.t.liss

february 21-24

J.T. Liss is an internationally represented photographic artist whose uniquely layered compositions and striking photography challenge human experience. Combined with his poetry to further accentuate his truth, the viewer is able to experience multiple complexities of creativity to question their own realities, for J.T. believes that if a new thought enters the mind, even for the briefest of moments, then change has a chance.

J.T.’s work has been featured in exhibits throughout the U.S. and internationally with several solo & small group exhibits through in Barcelona, Spain and Saint Petersburg, Russia. J.T. is also a featured artist with The First City Project and Harlem Arts Festival. He has commissioned artwork at The Cecil, Harlem Public, The Honeywell, Bleu Magazine, while multiple pieces are on permanent display at his studio in East Harlem.

Equally important is J.T.’s passion for helping others. Being in the social work and education fields for the past 13 years he connected with grassroots non-profits throughout the United States and created Photography For Social Change where he holds events and gallery exhibits to raise awareness for these organizations while also giving a portion of proceeds to raise money for their cause.