Recently, the PBS television show 'ART 21' featured Collier Schorr as one of today's leading contemporary artist. Schorr was
born in New York in 1967, where she attended the School of the Visual Arts. She still lives in Brooklyn, New York and teaches
at the graduate school of Columbia University as well as at her alma mater, the School of the Visual Arts. Collier also works
as editor-at-large for the British art magazine 'Frieze.' The majority of Schorr's portfolio consists of photographs of teenage
boys. Schorr often photographs adolescents doing natural activities such as practicing wrestling, but she also arranges and
dresses her subjects sometimes as well. In one project, the artist dressed and photographed German boys in military uniforms
from various countries. Schorr states, "I'm really interested in the similarities between soldiers and wrestlers. The
ways in which both fight as members of a team, but also as sole individuals." Much of what Schorr is questioning in her
art is how the individual creates her/his identity according to various categories such as sexuality, gender, and nationality.
In one series she photographed a teenage boy in poses that mimic the female model in Andrew Wyeth's paintings. During the
PBS interview, Schorr notes that she hopes to create images that represent what her life would have been like if she were
born as a boy. Collier Schorr's work is internationally renown and has shown in the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the
Jewish Museum in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Consorcio Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. Schorr has
also participated in such notable exhibits as the Whitney biennial and the 2003 International Center for Photography Triennial.