Artist New York City, USA

Tahir Hemphill

Tahir Hemphill is an award-winning advertising creative and multimedia artist, interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, thought, and research. Influenced by artistic approaches to science and by art that deploys the scientific method, Tahir investigates how systems generate form and makes art with tools that remove his hand from the process. For Rap Almanac (2010) he created a database that analyzes the language in Hip Hop and enables him to draw shapes from the data, revealing a layer of aesthetics that is related to music yet non-musical. Tahir studied at Morehouse College (BA, 1995) and Pratt Institute (M.Sci., 2000).