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Kalup Linzy 

Visiting Artist Series  


Artist Talk: Thursday, February 10 at 5:00 PM in the Concert Hall of the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts | This event is open to the public  

Private Performance: Friday, March 4th at 4:00 PM at The Queen Rose Art House Performance, Tulsa, OK  


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The Gardiner Gallery of Art is pleased to present a visiting artist series featuring Kalup Linzy.
Kalup Linzy is an American visual artist who works in video, performance, music, and painting. His work utilizes the vernacular of various pop forms including soap operas, drag, Golden Age radio programs, classic Hollywood, and B-movies. Linzy explores gender, nostalgia, genealogy, and identity in his work. In video series, such as As Da Art World Might Turn (2013- present) which he writes, directs, produces, and performs, Linzy develops multifaceted storylines and casts of complex characters who often have meticulously mapped backgrounds and interwoven ancestries. Founded in 2021, his latest project The Queen Rose Art House, is a critical art space in Tulsa, OK. Linzy has imagined the space as a safe and energizing place to to host gatherings, performances, exhibitions, screenings, and short-term residencies for local and national artists.
For his visiting artist series at Oklahoma State University, Linzy will be meeting with various classes over the course of February to interface directly with students. The classes span various disciplines and departments across campus and include Art Since 1960, Sculpture II, and Black Popular Culture. Linzy will also present an artist talk on February 10 at 5:00 in the Concert Hall of the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts. This event is open to the public. Linzy's February residency at OSU will culminate with a private performance titled Sweet Sampled and Still LeftOva, for OSU students and Tulsa Artist Fellows at The Queen Rose Art House.  


Kalup Linzy was born in Florida and is a current Tulsa Artist Fellow. Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His recent exhibitions include Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK; David ​Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY; Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; and LAX ART, Los Angeles, CA, among others. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Film and Video. His work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is represented by David Castillo Gallery in Miami Beach and The Breeder Gallery in Athens, Greece. 


This visiting artist series is sponsored by a generous donation to the Gardiner Gallery of Art, and the OSU Center for Africana Studies. This project is also supported by Tulsa Artist Fellowship. With the belief that arts are critical to the advancement of cultural citizenship, Tulsa Artist Fellowship supports both local and national artists while enriching the Tulsa community. Tulsa Artist Fellowship is a George Kaiser Family Foundation initiative.
For more information, please contact Gallery Director, Cassidy Petrazzi at

Zoom link for artist talk Thursday, February 10 at 5:00 PM

Meeting ID: 933 4369 0447

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