Titus Kaphar, born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, splits his time between New York City and New Haven, Connecticut. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art, where he was a Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Fellow. His work, which has appeared in solo and group exhibitions at Savannah College of Art and Design, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Seattle Art Museum, is in the collections of the latter two museums as well as in the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. Kaphar is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York and had his first solo exhibition there this past spring.
Titus Kaphar’s body of work engages a wide range of historical subjects and artistic traditions, both faux-canonical and actual. Recognizing that art inevitably introduces the fictitious even when employing nonfictional […]