Kurt Lightner (b. 1971, Troy, OH) received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1993, and an MFA from School of Visual Arts in 2004. Most recently, his work has been the subject of solo presentations at Harper’s, NY (2023), Mark Moore Fine Art, online (2022); Contemporary Art Matters, Columbus (2019 and 2018); Joseph Editions, Columbus (2016); Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus(2011); Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City (2006); and Clementine Gallery, New York (2006 and 2004). Lightner has been included in significant group exhibitions, including Ripe, Harper’s Los Angeles (2023); Driving Forces: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Ann and Ron Pizzuti, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus (2019); LIC, NYC, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City (2007); and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2005). Reviews of his work have appeared in Artforum, Art in America, and New York Times, among other publications. Lightner currently lives and works in Queens, New York.