Kalup Linzy

Kalup Linzy draws on his background as a gay, Black artist from the rural American South to create work which grapples with race, class, sexuality and family dynamics. His art encompasses painting, video and collage, and often satirizes popular cultural norms as well as the social politics of the art world. He employs a do-it-yourself aesthetic that gives each piece a gritty realism, earnestly expressing Linzy’s longing, aspiration and disappointment.