KUMASI J. BARNETT

kumasijbarnett@gmail.com

Kumasi J. Barnett was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a BA from the University of Maryland as well as a MFA from the Ohio State University. His works have been shown in exhibitions throughout the States and internationally.

He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

"Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover it on his own."
-Mark Twain

 

Born 1974, From Baltimore, MD.

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

EDUCATION
2008 M.F.A. Painting and Drawing, The Ohio State University

2006 B.A. Studio Art, University of Maryland, College Park

2006 B.A. Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park
 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014    “ReJuked,” GFine Art, Washington, D.C. (As a Performer)

            “Inauguration,” A Seed on Diamond Gallery, Philadephia, PA (Vikubo Collective)

            “Nigger Abstracts,” Phillip Nuveen Gallery, Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY

            “Odds and Ends, Gods and Friends,” Sulphurbath Studio, Brooklyn, NY

            African American Art from the David C. Driskell Center,”

                        ,Mosely Gallery UMES, Princess Anne, MD

2013    Gutai: Splendid Playground,The Guggenheim, New York, NY

            “Four: BOS,” Sulphurbath Studio, Brooklyn, NY

            “South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) Auction,” New York, NY

2012    Niemandsland: All Dies und Nichts,geh8 Kunstraum, Dresden, Germany

            “Matter,” Brooklyn Artists Space, Brooklyn, NY

            “Small Works Show,” Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 “Amalgamation,” SPACEWOMb, Long Island City, Queens, NY

            “Juried Exhibition,” The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

                        Juror: Edwin Ramoran

            “South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) Auction,” New York, NY

2011    “An Exchange with Sol Lewitt,” Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY

                                    ,Cabinet, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

2010    “PaperGirl,” Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

“Convergence NYC,” Armory, New York, NY

            “PaperGirl,” Marketplace Gallery, Albany, NY

2008    “Small Works,” ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH

            “Kumasi J. Barnett/Cedric Tai,” ROY G BIV

            “OSU-MFA-008,” OSU Urban Arts Space, Columbus,

2007    “Small Works,” ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus,  

            “Dilenscheider Drawing Exhibition,” HH469 Columbus , OH Juror: Dona Nelson

            “Propagation,” Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH

            “Urban Scrawl,” Dodge Park, Columbus, OH

            “Emerging Artists,” William H. Thomas Gallery, Columbus,OH

            1:1 OSU-UC,” Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati

            “1:1 UC-OSU,” Hopkins Hall Gallery, OSU

            Rebuilding with Tools for Social Justice: Hurricane Katrina 1 Year Later,

                        ,David C. Driskell Center, College Park, MD

2006    “Martin and Lewis,” Whole Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

            “Synchronized Sunbathing,” Washington, D.C.

            “Selective,” Student Office Gallery, University of Maryland

2005    “Plurality,” West Gallery, University of Maryland

            “Sadat Art for Peace,” West Gallery, University of Maryland

2004    “Water,” West Gallery, University of Maryland

            “Duality,” West Gallery, University of Maryland

1995    “Student Exhibition,” CCBC, Dundalk

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2012    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2007   Artist in Residence, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH

AWARDS AND GRANTS


2008    Fergus Materials Grant, Ohio State University

2007    Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Ohio State University

2006    Graduate Enrichment Fellowship, Ohio State University

            Wharton Art Prize, University of Maryland

            Cora and John H. Performing Arts Scholarship, University of Maryland