Tahir Hemphill Bio

Hemphill 150Tahir Hemphill is an award-winning creative director and multimedia artist working in the areas of interdisciplinary thought, collaboration and research.  As a creative director, Hemphill has planned strategy for businesses in the entertainment, advertising and nonprofit industries. Hemphill has been a consultant for Y&R, Publicis, Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi and Burrell Communications. His work has been exhibited at MoMA (2011); Siggraph 2002; Queens Museum of Art (2002); and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (1999). Hemphill holds a BA in Spanish language from Morehouse College, a Strategic Planning Certificate from Miami Ad School and a MS in communications design from Pratt Institute. Hemphill manages the media arts education program for Red Clay Arts, a nonprofit incubator for contemporary artists that he co-founded in 2000. He is a researcher at the Hip Hop Education Center in the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.