Artist Lecture by Kahlil Irving

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 4:30pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery


Kahlil Robert Irving (b. 1992, San Diego, California) is an artist currently living and working in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis (MFA Fellow, 2017); and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, Art History and Ceramics/Sculpture, 2015). His work has been exhibited at MoMA, New York; New Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minnesota; Contemporary Art Center, Ohio; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix; and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island; among others. He is the recipient of grants from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2019) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2020). In 2018, Irving’s first large scale exhibition took place at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, and was accompanied by a full-color catalog. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the RISD Museum, Rhode Island; the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

This talk will focus on his recent work, including his current solo exhibition "Archaeology of the Present" at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sponsored by the Samuel Silipo ’85 Distinguished Visitor’s Fund and Department of Art and Art History. Co-presented by the Center for the Arts.