ART

ERNEST HARDY

Ernest Hardy writes about art and popular culture from his home base of Los Angeles. His music and film criticism regularly appears in national newspapers and magazines. He is also a contributor to the reference books 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die and Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide. His first collection of criticism, Blood Beats Vol. 1: Demos, Remixes and Extended Versions, was published in 2006 and was a recipient of the 2007 PEN / Beyond Margins Award. Blood Beats Vol. 2: The Bootleg Joints was published in 2008. Hardy is a Sundance Fellow and a former member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. He has sat as a juror for the Sundance Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, and Los Angeles Outfest. He is currently working on a book about Mark Bradford’s Hurricane Katrina-inspired installation, “Mithra,” as well as a collection of prose and poetry.