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Titus Kaphar

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King and Accomplice, 2008 Oil Painting Submerged in 50 Gallon Steel Tank Filled With Tar 40 X 30 Inches
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Tina Vesper, 2009 Oil on Canvas With Wood, Unstretched Canvas, Thread and String 25 X 15 X 6 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton
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The Preacher's Wife, 2010 Oil and Enamel on Canvas 48 X 60 Inches 121.9 X 152.4 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Friedman Benda
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The Vesper Project, 2012 Installation © Photography by Luke Hanscom, courtesy Friedman Benda and the artist.
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The Vesper Project, 2012 Mixed Media © Friedman Benda
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Uncle Thomas, 2008 Tar on Paper 48 X 36in. (121.9 X 91.4cm) © Courtesy of the artist & TheSeattle Art Museum
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Jerome 1 , 2014 Oil, Gold Leaf and Tar on Wood Panel 7 X 10 1/2 in © Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York - See more at: http://www.studiomuseum.org/exhibition/titus-kaphar-the-jerome-project#sthash.6ENKbGSy.dpuf
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery
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Boys in Winter, 2013 Oil on Canvas © Photo of the artist by Kubiat Nnamdie, styled by Clarisse Benhaim
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© Courtesy of the Artist and MoMA PS1
Quick Facts
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Titus Kaphar was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He currently lives and works between New York and Connecticut. His artworks interact with the history of art by appropriating its styles and mediums.

Kaphar received an MFA from the Yale School of Art and is the distinguished recipient of the Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Fellowship. He has been awarded a 2015 Creative Capital Grant for the Visual Arts. His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA. His work is included in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.

Kaphar’s ambitious installation, The Vesper Project, is on tour through 2016 to venues including the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Arts, Cincinnati, OH; the Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA and the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, where it is currently on view.

Jack Shainman Gallery has represented Titus Kaphar since 2014. 

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