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On Thursday June 24 at 1 pm, Chief Curator and Deputy Director Sequoia Miller will be live online with artist Kahlil Robert Irving. Kahlil has received critical acclaim for his gritty ceramics and internet collages that examine contemporary life. Register for free now!
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In this live online event, Chief Curator and Deputy Director Sequoia Miller will be joined by artist Kahlil Robert Irving, who will discuss three of his works in connection to the them “Collage.” Irving has received critical acclaim for his gritty ceramics and internet collages that examine contemporary life.
About the Artist
Kahlil Robert Irving (b. 1992, San Diego, CA) is an artist currently living and working in the USA. He attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis (MFA Fellow, 2017); and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, Art History and Ceramics/Sculpture, 2015). His work has been exhibited at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix; and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island, among others.
Irving was selected to participate in the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial hosted by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where he exhibited a solo exhibition entitled At Dusk. Recently, Irving was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. In 2018, Irving’s first institutional solo exhibition took place at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Connecticut, and was accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essays and an interview. Currently, he is presenting a large-scale commission in the lobby at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Irving’s work is also featured in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 and Nothing is so Humble: Prints from Everyday Objects at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In the fall of 2021 Irving will participate in the New Museum Triennial co-curated by Jamillah James and Margot Norton.
His work is in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the RISD Museum, Rhode Island; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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