DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Screening with live performance
Thursday, September 26
Kalup Linzy is a Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Fall 2013
Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Stuckey, Florida. Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, an Art Matters Grant, and The Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Awards Residency. His work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In summer 2010, Linzy appeared on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art. In 2011, he was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation, presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center. He has released three full length albums and two EPs. His latest, Romantic Loner (2012/13), is a multi-platform project that includes an album, a feature film, two short films, live performances, and an ongoing series of collages.