Ulysses Jenkins was born in 1946 in Los Angeles, where he currently lives. He received his BA from Southern University and his MFA from Otis Art Institute. He is an associate professor in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and an affiliate professor in the African American Studies program at the University of California, Irvine. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and was awarded first place in experimental video by the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1990 and ‘92. His work has been included in exhibitions including America is Hard to See (2015), Whitney Museum of American Art; Now Dig this!: Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 (2012), Hammer Museum; VideoStudio: Playback, The Studio Museum in Harlem (2011); and California Video (2008) at the J. Paul Getty Museum, among others.
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