Kalup Linzy’s solo exhibitions include Revelation 23:7 His Rod Got Gold In It, at Taxter & Spengemann gallery in New York and at LAXART in Los Angeles, and Shades of Black and White, International & National Projects at P.S.1 in Queens. He has exhibited widely in group shows in New York and Los Angeles and internationally in Warsaw, Sydney and Cologne. He is a recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant and was an artist-in-residence at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation studios. He received his MFA from the University of South Florida and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Keys To Our Heart / Romantic Loner
Simultaneously capturing and lampooning the glamour of old Hollywood black and white films, Keys To Our Heart is a satirical gallery and museum video project. Composed of three vignettes, the film’s three characters—two females and one male—are portrayed by two cross-dressing men, with all the voices performed by Linzy. Through its use of voice-over, humor and lavish costuming, Keys To Our Heart reveals the relationship between Hollywood glamour and drag performance in a narrative film.
A second film project, Romantic Loner, is a feature that tells the story of an artist soul-searching at an art residency. The majority of the film was shot at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, for a Alumni Awards Residency. The project, which introducing Linzy’s new character, Kaye, also includes an original musical score and soundtrack.