Cosmo Whyte
 

EDUCATION
2015                         MFA, University of Michigan, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design                        
2007                         Post Baccalaureate, Maryland Institute College of Art                          
2001                         BFA Painting, Bennington College                                                                         

AWARDS
2017             Hudgens Prize Finalist
                       Arbes Award
2016             Artadia Award
                       Walthall Artist Fellowship
                       Southern Constellation Fellowship, Elsewhere Museum, NC
2015              The Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant nominee
                       CUE Foundation Finalist, NY
                       Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, ISC, NJ
                       Ned Dybvig Memorial MFA Thesis Exhibition Award
                       Vermont Studio Residency Full Fellowship, VT
2014              Rackham International Travel Grant, University of Michigan
                        Smucker Wagstaff Grant, University of Michigan
2011               Finalist for the Jamaica Super-Plus under 40 Artist of the year, Kingston, Jamaica
2010              The Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Atlanta, GA

 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017               Starting A Bush Fire (solo show), Marcia Wood Gallery – Atlanta, GA
                        Hudgens Prize Finalist Exhibition, Hudgens Center – Duluth, GA
                        Don’t Whistle In The House (solo show), Chastain Art Center, Atlanta, GA
                        P.O.V., Swan Coach House Gallery – Atlanta, GA
                        Building A Ship From The Shipwreck, MOCA GA – Atlanta, GA
                        Selling the Shadow, C-Gallery, Milan, Italy
                        Open Scene, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                        Relational Undercurrents, Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, CA
                        Jamaica Jamaica, La Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
2016               Selling the Shadow, Gallery Momo, Cape Town, South Africa
                         Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL
                         Beautiful Tangle, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
                         Atlanta Biennale, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
                         Musée On/Off, Musée L'ont Leux, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
                         Wake the Town and Tell the People, Mana Contemporary, Newark NJ
                         Jamaican Routes, Punkt ø/Galleri F 15, Oslo, Norway
                         Masculinities, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
2015                Rites, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
                         Young Talent, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
                         Wake the Town and Tell the People (solo), Russell Industrial Center, Detroit, MI
                         After-Afropolitan, The Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY
2014                The Jamaica Biannual, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
                          In Retrospect: 40 years of the National Gallery of Jamaica National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston,                                   Jamaica
                          Bottom Feeders and the Distant Self, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2013                 Forward Arts Foundation Artist of the year Retrospective   Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012                 Outward Reach: 9 Jamaican Photography and New Media Artists, Art Museum of the Americas,                                      Washington, DC
                           Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011                  The African Continuum, United Nations Gallery, New York, NY
                           The Contemporary Artist, Montego Bay International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica
                           Emerging Artists of 2011, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
                           Home, Chastain Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                           Movers and Shakers, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, GA
2010                 The Jamaica Biannual, National Museum of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
                           Open Season, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
                           High Tide, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo show)
                           Art Fresh, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
2009                Three Visions, Three Thoughts, Southwest Art Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                           Small Works Show, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                           Summer Guest House, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                          Small Redux, Agnes Scott College’s Dalton Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008                Pepper Pot, UNC Chapel Hill, Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2007                ArteFeria: Rutas y Raices, CEFATI Gallery, Portobelo, Panama
                          Icosahedrons, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

WORK / TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2015 - present          Visual Art Lecturer, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
2016                             MFA Mentor Low-Residency School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2012 - 2015                Teacher Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2010 - 2012                Artist Assistant to Sculptor Basil Watson, Atlanta GA
2009 - 2012               Art Teacher, Cook Elementary, Atlanta, GA
2007 - 2008               Art Teacher, Vivian T. Thomas Academy (High School), Baltimore, MD

RESIDENCIES
2016                             Elsewhere Museum, NC
2015                             Vermont Studio Residency, VT
2007                             Creative Currents Residency, Panama

PUBLICATIONS
2017             I WAS HERE. BUT I DISAPEAR”: Ivanhoe ‘Rhygin’ Martin and the Effect of Photographic Disappearance                             in Jamaica,” Art Journal
                      Afrotropes and Other Things That Run – A conversation with Heuy Copeland and Krista Thompson,                                     OCTOBER, JSTOR
2016            Jamaican Routes, Exhibition Catalogue, Punkt ø/Galleri F 15, Norway
2015            Afrikadaa Politics of Sound (December)
                     Sculpture magazine (October)
                     Infinite Mile a journal of art and culture(s) in Detroit
                     Rites, Exhibition Catalogue, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
                     WASH, Free Oxyn Press, Ann Arbor, MI
2014            The Jamaica Biannual 2014, Exhibition Catalogue, National Gallery of Jamaica
2010            The Jamaica Biannual 2010, Exhibition Catalogue, National Gallery of Jamaica
2008           Pepper Pot, Exhibition Catalogue, UNC Chapel Hill

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
2017            “(En)Lightning Talks Atlanta” Phi Beta Kappa Society, Woodruff Center, Atlanta
                     “Guess Who is Coming to Dinner” University of Alabama, Alabama
2014           “Shonibare in Context”, Henry Brown Bag Festival, Philadelphia
                     “Conversation Without Walls: Considering Contemporary Artistic Practices and the Distribution of                                         "New" Black Creativity-Dancespace Project, New York