TITUS KAPHAR

Born in 1976, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut

 

EDUCATION

2001
BFA, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

2006
MFA, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut

 

SELECTED ONE-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2000
The House That Crack Built, San Jose State University Gallery 2, San Jose, California, Spring.

2004
Visual Quotations, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, California, February 6–26, 2004.
Erace-ing Art History, Provisions Library, Washington, D.C., March 19–30, 2004.

 2005
New Revolution, Yale Art Gallery, Trumbull Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut 

2008
Painting Undone, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia 

2009
History in the Making, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, April 3–September 7, 2009.
Reconstruction, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California, September 12–October 10, 2009.

 2011
Titus Kaphar: Classical Disruption, Friedman Benda, New York, New York, February 17–April 2, 2011.

2012
Titus Kaphar: Behind a Veil of Beauty, SEM Art Gallery, Monaco, July 7–September 9, 2012.

2013
The Vesper Project, Friedman Benda, New York, New York, February 28–April 6, 2013.

2014–2015
The Jerome Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, November 13, 2014 –March 8, 2015.

2014-2016
The Vesper Project, Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 17 – September 13, 2014. Travelling to: New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, November 2014–February 2015; American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center, Washington, D.C., November 7 – December 13, 2015; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Fall 2015–Spring 2016.

2015
Titus Kaphar: Drawing the Blinds and Asphalt and Chalk, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, January 15 – February 21, 2015.
99 Jeromes, ArtSpace, New Haven, Connecticut, July 17 – September 12, 2015.
Titus Kaphar: Selections from Asphalt and Chalk, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, June 10 – August 31, 2015.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2000
Black Artists: Creations, San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, California
…of Subversion and Dominance. San Jose Art League, San Jose, California

2001
The African American Spirit in Contemporary Art, Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, California
San Jose State University, Africana Center, San Jose, California 

2002
Studio 110, RePresenting Ourselves, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, September 1–29, 2002.
Mountain View City Hall, Mountain View, California 

2003
Stop Art Gallery, San Jose, California

2004
Edges. Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, California, September 27–November 24, 2004.

2006
Materiality, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, NY, June 28–August 25, 2006.
LagTime Lineup, Mumbo Jumbo Gallery, New York, NY
School Days, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, New York

2007
Salon Nouveau, Galerie Engholm Engelhorn, Vienna, Austria, January 26–April 7, 2007.
My Love Is a 187, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California, February 9–March 24, 2007.
Midnight’s Daydream, The Studio Museum In Harlem, New York, New York, July 18–October 28, 2007.

 20072008
Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, New York, November 29, 2007–January, 20 2008.
Blur, Arndt & Partner Gallery, Berlin, Germany, November 30, 2007–January 12, 2008. 

2008
Cancelled, Erased & Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, New York, June 21–August 1, 2008.
Macrocosm, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California, September 6–October 4, 2008.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Museum, Kalamazoo, Michigan 

2009
Your Gold Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, New York, June 19–August 14, 2009. 

2010
The Gleaners: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Sarah and Jim Taylor, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, Colorado, February 11–March 7, 2010.
Stitches, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California, April 11–June 6, 2010.
Other Than Beauty, Friedman Benda, New York, New York, June 1–July 30, 2010.

 2010-2011
Roundabout, The City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, September 25, 2010–January 16, 2011. 

2011
ReInterpreting the European Collection, Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda, January 21–May 22, 2012.

2012
Pose/RePose, SCAD Museum, Savannah, Georgia, July 23–November 18, 2012.
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York, August 16–Oct 21, 2012. 

2013
11 Dimensions: Titus Kaphar, Demetrius Oliver, Wardell Milan, Louis B.James, Louis B. James Gallery, New York, New York, June 7–July 26, 2013.
3 & 3, Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg
Cuban Forever, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, September 7–June 21, 2014. 

2014
11 Dimensions: Titus Kaphar, Wardell Mila, Demetrius Oliver, Inman Gallery, Houston, July 11–August 16, 2014.
Mise En Scène, The School, Kinderhook, NY, August – December 2014.

2014-2015
Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time. National Academy Museum, New York, October 1, 2014 – January 11, 2015

2015
FOCUS I: IDENTIFIED, Selected Works from the Collection of Jim Sokol and Lydia Cheney, Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, University of Alabama at Birmingham, June 5 – July 25, 2015.
The Art of Idea Festival, 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, August 21 – October 11, 2015.
Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity, Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia, September 3 – December 11, 2015.
New Arrivals 2015: Collecting Contemporary Art at The University of Maryland, Stamp Gallery, College Park, Maryland, September 21 – December 18, 2015.
To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, Goodman Gallery, South Africa, September 26 – November 11, 2015.

2015-2016
I See Myself in You: Selections from the Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York, August 26, 2015 – August 2016.
Us Is Them, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, September 18, 2015 – April 3, 2016.
Winter in America, The School, Kinderhook, New York, October 17, 2015 – January 2016.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Burger Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Michigan
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, Florida
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio
The Royalls Collection, Richmond, Virginia
Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, Washington
Sharon and John Hoffman Collection, Kansas City, Kansas
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

 

AWARDS

2001
California Arts Council Grantee 

2004
Belle Arts Foundation Grantee 

2006
Artist in Residence, The Studio Museum In Harlem 

2009
Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Fellowship Recipient, Seattle Art Museum

2015
Creative Capital Award

 

LECTURES

2012
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Yale University Art Gallery in conjunction with Arts and Ideas Annual International Arts Festival, New Haven, CT

2015
Arresting Patterns Conference, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, September 12-13, 2015 

2015
Artist Talk in conjunction with Us Is Them, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio, September 18, 2015 – April 3, 2016.

 

COMMUNITY PROJECTS 

2015
A New Day in Newhalville, Lincoln-Basset Community School, New Haven, CT, May 30, 2015
Summer Apprenticeship Program, Artspace, New Haven, CT, July 2015
The Art and Social Justice Institute, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, August 2015
Arresting Patterns Conference, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, September 12-13, 2015