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WAP: Cosmo Whyte

Nov 19, 2019 - Jan 14, 2020
11am - 5pm

2018/2019 Working Artist Project

This round of Working Artist Project was curated by Allison Glenn, the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

About Cosmo Whyte

Cosmo Whyte was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica in 1982. The Jamaican born artist attended Bennington College in Vermont for his Bachelor in Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art for his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and the University of Michigan for his MFA. He has exhibited in the US, Jamaica, Norway, France and South Africa. In 2010 he was the winner of the Forward Art emerging artist of the year award. In 2015 he was the recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award” and in 2016 he was the recipient of an Artadia Award. In 2016 Cosmo Whyte participated in the Atlanta Biennial and the recent 2017 Jamaica Biennial. Cosmo Whyte is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montego Bay, Jamaica and is currently a professor at Morehouse College.

Visit Cosmo Whyte’s website

Featured work: Cosmo Whyte, Kiss Mi Neck Back, 2017, charcoal and gold leaf on paper, 72 by 71 inches.