KAMBUI OLUJIMI
kambuiolujimi@gmail.com  
646 479 1145
 
EDUCATION
2013                  MFA, Columbia University School of the Arts, NY
2006                  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME
2002                  BFA, Parsons School of Design, NY
1994-96            Bard College, NY
 
RESIDENCIES
2015                  Civitella Ranieri, Umbertide, Italy
                          Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic
                          LMCC: Process Space Residency, NY
                          The Fountainhead Residency, FL
2014                  Franconia Sculpture Park, MN
2013                  Tropical Lab 7, Singapore
2011                  The Center for Book Arts, NY
2011-10            Acadia Summer Arts Program, ME
2009                  Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, NE
                          Santa Fe Art Institute, NM
2009-07            Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown (2nd Year Fellow), MA
                          Apexart: Outbound Residency to Kellerberin, Australia
2005                  BCAT / Rotunda Gallery Multimedia Artist Residency, NY
 
COMMISSIONS / AWARDS
2014                  FSP/ Jerome Fellowship
2013                  A Blade of Grass, Artist File Grantee
2010-08            Art in General’s New Works Commission
2006                  The Peekskill Project Public Art Initiative
                          Roma Independent Film Festival (Best Feature Nominee)
                          SFX Amsterdam Film Festival (Official Selection)
2004                  The Brooklyn Icons Project
                          Jamaica Flux Public Art Project
2001                  The Corbis Award presented by World Studios
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015                 
How to Make Liar's Pie                  The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI 
What's Left to Burn?                      Bindery Projects, Minneapolis, MN 

2014                 
Blind Sum                                        Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY
A Life in Pictures                            MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, MA
The Conspiracy of Good People      Young World, Detroit, MI

2012                 
A Life in Pictures                            Apex Art, New York, NY
2011                 
Love to Lose                                    Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Secrets Project                         Catherine Clark Gallery, New York, NY

2010                 
Wayward North                               Art in General, New York, NY

2009                 
The Clouds Are After Me                 Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, NY

2008                 
Winter in America                           de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015                 
2015 : 1947                                        Artist Equity, New York, NY
Winter in America                            Jack Shaiman Gallery: The School, Kinderhook, NY
New Ways of Seeing                        Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY

2014                 
Crossing Brooklyn                            Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Performing for Cyclops                     The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI

2013                 
Mnemonikos                                      Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Rapid Pulse: 2013                              Defibrillator, Chicago, IL
2011                 
Pictures are Words-Not-Unknown  LiShui Museum of Photography, LiShui City, China
Crown Heights Gold                           The Sky Light Gallery, New York, NY
The Black Portrait                               Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
The Bank and Trust Show                 Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY

2011            
StreetWise                                         Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
On Screen: Global Intimacy               Krannert Muesum of Art, Urbana-Champaign, IL
                                                            Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
                                                            Museo de Arte Carill­­o Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
                                                            New Galerie, Paris, France
2010                 
American Ship/ A Merry Kinship      Junto Art Center, New York, NY
Pictures and Statues                         Country Club Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2010-09           
Fax                                                       The Drawing Center, New York, NY
                                                             Para/Site, Hong Kong, China
                                                             Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
2008                 
Videocracy                                          Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Czech Republic
Video Form                                         Form, London, England

2007                 
Night Vision                                        Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Dark Matters                                       Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA Black Light/ White Noise                  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX

2006                 
The Black Alphabet                              The Polish National Gallery: Zacheta Museum
The California Biennial                        Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
          
2005  
Frequency                                             Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY
URB                                                       The Finnish National Gallery: Kiasma Museum
Bay Area Now 4                                    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA

2004
Open House                                          Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY

2003
Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning       Leica Gallery, New York, NY 

2002                 
Life of the City                                       Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

2001                 
Perceptions                                            Artist Space, New York NY

2000                 
Reflections in Black                              Smithsonian Institute: Anacostia Museum, Wash. DC
 
SELECTED ARTICLES / REVIEWS
2015​               New York Times               October 17, 2015 p.C2

2014               New York Times               October 3, 2014 p. C24
                       Hypersllergic                     October 1, 2014 hyperallergic.com                    
                       Brooklyn Magazine          November 7th,  2014 bkmag.com                      
                       Modern Painters               February, 2014 p. 46-47
2013               Studio                                Winter/Spring p.34
2011               The New York Times        April 24, 2011 p. E43 nytimes.com   
2010               Modern Painters               June 17, 2010 modernpainter/artinfo.com
                       ArtSlant                              June 6, 2010 artslant.com
                       The Village Voice               May 2, 2010 p.29 villagevoice.com
                       Art Seen                             May 4, 2010 artseen.net
2008               The New York Times         January 6, 2008, p AR18
2006               Art in America                    December p.157-8, p.165
                       The New York Times         May 12, p. E32 nytimes.com
                       Art+Auction                         May, p.2, 88-89
                       Art Forum                           January p.217
                       Art in America                    January p.58
2005               The New Yorker                 December 5, p.76
                       The New York Times         November 25, E30
                       The Brooklyn Rail              February 2005 p.37
                       Art Review International   Vol.3 Num.3 p.111, p.120
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY / PUBLICATIONS
2013                 
Artist Files                                                                
Edited by Elizabeth Grady pp. 66-69

2012                 
Wayward North                          
Exhibition Monograph
Published by Art in General

2009                 
Fax                                                                            
Independent Curatorial International
Edited by Joao Ribas p. 114

2007                 
The Lost River’s Dreamers Index                 
Exhibition Monograph published by Real Art Way

2006                 
Frequency                                                               
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Edited by Thelma Golden pp. 88-9 

California Biennial                                               
Orange County Museum of Art
Edited by Elizabeth Armstrong, Rita Gonzalez and Karen Moss p.155

Winter in America                                                
81 Press [W.I.A. is a collaboration with Hank Willis Thomas]
Monograph
                    
Walk the Plank                          
Exhibition Monograph published by Gallery 138
Saturday Night Sunday Morning                   
Hylas Publishing, Edited by Deborah Willis

2000                 
Reflections in Black                                                         
W.W. Norton, edited by Deborah Willis
 
SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES
2014                  Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, WI
                          Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
                          MIT List Visual Arts Center, MA
2011                  New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, NY
                          Parsons School of Design, NY
                          Palm Springs Photo Festival, CA
2008                  De Saisset Museum, CA
2005                  The Goethe Institute in Accra, Ghana
2004                  New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, NY
2003                  Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
 
PUBLIC COLLECTONS
The Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland OH
The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY                                            
Orange County Museum of Art, CA
The Nasher Museum, Durham, NC
The Sagamore Collection, Miami, FL                
Light Works, Syracuse, NY                                           
North Folk Bank, Jamaica, NY
 
 
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