Ivan Forde lives in Harlem, New York, and works in photography, collage, performance, and installation. His work has received first place in fine art collage at the Lucie Foundation 2012 international photography awards and was also included in the “Best in Show Exhibition” in Los Angeles California curated by Shelly de Soto. In 2013, Ivan received awards and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. Ivan participated in LookBetween 2014, Harlem Postcards 2014 curated by Hallie Ringle, and was a 2014-15 key holder residency program participant at the Lower East Side Printshop. Ivan has exhibited in group exhibitions at Columbia University, the DC Arts Center, Thomas Heath Gallery, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Lower East Side Printshop, and a solo exhibition in collaboration with United Photo Industries as a part of the 2013 Dumbo arts festival. Ivan also works as a teaching artist, exploring the synthesis of photography, performance, and new media platforms to incite new creative and interactive responses to literature. Ivan graduated from SUNY Purchase with a B.A. in Literature.