April 24, 8PM EST

Titus Kaphar


Titus Kaphar was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He currently lives and works between New York and Connecticut, USA. His artworks interact with the history of art by appropriating its styles and mediums. Kaphar cuts, bends, sculpts and mixes the work of Classic and Renaissance painters, creating formal games and new tales between fiction and quotation.



"As is often the case in Kaphar’s work, what is unseen, unspoken, and not understood is given greater weight, emphasis, and voice than what was revealed, depicted, or captured in the original genre. Each piece in some way embodies both liminality, that place betwixt and between, and metamorphosis – whether it is from the second to third dimension, painting to sculpture, or figure to abstraction." - Stella Maria Baer
excerpt from Behind the Veil catalogue





The Vesper Project

From this verbal and pictorial dialogue emerges the story of a 19th century family who is able to “pass” as a white family in New England although their mixed heritage makes them “Negro” in the eyes of the law.


360° Vesper Panorama

View the 360° Panoramic Virtual Tour of Titus Kaphar‘s Vesper Project at Friedman Benda Gallery in New York City. This panoramic tour was photographed by our friend Sam Rohn. An amazing piece of work we recommend you experience for yourself.

In Collaboration With Sam Rohn

Selected Press


The Marshall Project, Bill Keller

February 1, 2017

Studio International, Allie Biswas

January 1, 2017

Interview magazine, Eloise Blondiau

December 19, 2016

Forbes, David Alm

December 19, 2016

Huffington Post, Priscilla Frank,

December 22, 2016

Antwaun Sargent, The New Yorker

December 9, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

December 4, 2015

Lindsey Davis, Art21 Magazine

December 2, 2015

Bryn Hatton, Artforum

September 2015

Alanna Martinez, The Observer

January 9, 2015

Antwaun Sargent, VICE

January 15, 2015

Holland Cotter, The New York Times

January 22, 2015

TIME staff

December 10, 2014