Jamal Cyrus

Otabenga Jones & Associates

Visual Arts, 2008

Jamal Cyrus (born 1973, Houston, TX) lives and works in Houston. He received his BFA from the University of Houston in 2004 and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. In 2005 he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He was an Artist in Residence at Artpace San Antonio and has won several awards, including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Artadia Houston Award and the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. He has participated in national and international exhibitions, including Day for Night, the 2006 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and shows at the Station Museum in Houston (2004); The Office Baroque Gallery in Antwerp (2007); the Menil Collection in Houston (2007); The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC; The California African American Museum, Los Angeles (all 2008); The Kitchen in New York (2009); the Museum of London Docklands, London (2009); The New Museum, New York (2011); The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2012); and the Studio Museum, Harlem (2013). His work has been reviewed in Artlies, The Houston Chronicle, Houston Magazine, and The New York Times.