Lola Flash


Flash uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that transcend and interrogate gender, sexual, and racial norms. She received her bachelor's degree from Maryland Institute College of Art and her Masters from London College of Printing, in the UK. Flash works primarily in portraiture with a 4x5 film camera, engaging those who are often deemed invisible. In 2008, she was a resident at Light Work and in 2015, she participated at Alice Yard, in Trinidad. Flash was awarded an Art Matters grant, which allowed her to further two projects, in Brazil and London. This summer, she will be artist-in-residence at Center for Photography at Woodstock. Flash has work included in important public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Brooklyn Museum.  Her work is also featured in the publication Posing Beauty, edited by Deborah Willis, currently on exhibit across the US. In 2016, she co-led a talk at the Bronx Museum with Sur Rodney Sur. They spoke to the glaring lack of women artists and POC, with respect to the Art AIDS America exhibition. Pen + Brush Gallery’s inaugural exhibition in 2018, featured a 30 year retrospective of her significant photographs. Flash’s work welcomes audiences who are willing to not only look but see.