Kahlil Robert Irving
Kahlil Robert Irving is an artist born in San Diego, California, in 1992, currently living and working in St. Louis. He attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University, in St. Louis (MFA, 2017) and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, Art History and Ceramics, 2015). In 2017, Callicoon Fine Arts mounted his first solo exhibition in New York titled Streets:Chains:Cocktails. Since then, his work has been included in exhibitions at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles; the RISD Museum, Rhode Island; Thomas Erben Gallery and Jenkins Johnson Projects, both in New York; and St. Louis University, among others. Between September and December 2018, Irving will have a solo exhibition at Wesleyan University in Connecticut titled Street Matter – Decay & Forever / Golden Age. Irving was a 2018 Artist in Residence at Art Omi and the 2017–18 Alice C. Cole Fellow at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. Starting in 2018, Irving has been honored as the Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. His work is in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the Riga Porcelain Museum, Latvia; J.P Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York; The Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection at the Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri; the Foundation for Contemporary Ceramic Art, Kecskemet, Hungary; and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.