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Renée Cox (born 1960 Jamaica) is an African-American artist, photographer, political activist, curator and mother. Cox currently lives and works out of New York.
Renee Cox moved to Queens, New York at the age of three months, where she attended Catholic school and was the first girl to play on the boys' basketball team. She moved with her family to Scarsdale, New York at the age of 14. At the time, the Cox family was one of only seven black families residing in the area.
Renee Cox is known for her bold, politically motivated self-portraits. The photographs often play upon and subvert classical art historical images. Cox is know
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