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Visiting Artist Cosmo Whyte

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, March 07, 2023 6:15pm to 7:45pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Cosmo Whyte (b. 1982, St. Andrew, Jamaica) employs drawing, sculpture, and photography to explore the intersections of race, nationalism, and displacement. Whyte received a BFA from Bennington College, a post-baccalaureate at Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA from University of Michigan.

    Whyte has been the recipient of the Harpo Award (2021), the Art Matters Award (2019) and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2019), the Working Artist Project Award (2018), The Drawing Center's Open Sessions Fellowship (2018), Artadia Award (2016), the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award (2015) and the Edge Award (2010).

    In 2020 he had solo exhibitions at MOCA Georgia and ICA San Diego. Whyte has exhibited in biennial exhibitions including Prospect.5 New Orleans (2022), 13th Havana Biennial, the Jamaica Biennial (2017), and the Atlanta Biennial (2016). His work has been included in exhibitions at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; The Somerset House, London, UK; Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA; and the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica. His work is in public museum collections including the High Museum, Atlanta; Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia; National Gallery of Jamaica; and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. In 2022 he joined the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture as an assistant professor. Whyte lives and works in Montego Bay Jamaica and Los Angeles, CA.

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