KALUP LINZY

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.
Linzy’s best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the
conventions of the television soap opera. His work has been included in exhibitions
Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans, 30 Americans,
Rubell Family Collection, MoMA PS1 Greater New York, At Home/Not At Home: Works
from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard
College. 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 Beuna Center. In 2012, he was
awarded a Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Residency in Sausalito, CA, where he
shot the majority of his current feature film (Introducing Kaye) Romantic Loner. This Fall
he taught two performance based courses in the Department of Visual and Environmental
Studies at Harvard University and was an artist in residence at Arts@29 Garden Harvard
where he shot his latest web series As Da Art World Might Turn.

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