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University of Oregon Visiting Artist Lecture Series  
Presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research 

Kahlil Robert Irving will present a lecture recounting experiences and details around his broad practice. A major focus will be several of his recent institutional exhibitions including Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving at the Museum of Modern Art, Archeology of the Present at the Walker Art Center + Kemper Art Museum in Saint Louis, and AnticKS + MOdels: My Theater for your Eyes at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.  

Kahlil Robert Irving (b. 1992, San Diego, CA) is an artist currently living and working in the USA. He attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis (MFA Fellow, 2017); and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, Art History and Ceramics/Sculpture, 2015).  His work has been exhibited at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix; and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island, among others.  
Soon, Irving will present Kahlil Robert Irving: Archeology of the Present at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis. Concurrently, he will present a major 6000 square foot solo exhibition at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Both will be on view until July 2024. Recently, Irving presented a commission as part of “I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth curated by Alison Hearst. Recently, Irving presented Projects: Kahlil Robert Irving at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) a part of the Studio Museum in Harlem partnership from December 2021 to May 2022. Irving has been awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant (2019) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2020). In 2018, Irving’s first large scale exhibition took place at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Connecticut, and was accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essays and an interview. Currently, he is presenting a semi-permanent large-scale commission in the lobby at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.  

His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the RISD Museum, Rhode Island; the Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 

Lectures are also live streamed and the videos are archived on YouTube

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