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Kofi Kayiga

Kofi Kayiga
Title: 
Professor
Office: 
Kennedy 509
Education: 
M.Art R.C.A., Royal College of Art, London; BFA, The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts/ Jamaica School of Arts and Crafts
Professional Experience: 

Selected Exhibitions

Select One & Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2013 -  Kofi Kayiga at 70, Multitudes Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
  • 2010-2011 - Diamond & KayigaTwo American Masters,' Pickled Art Center, Beijing, China 
  • 2010 - Kodi & KayigaInternal Journey, Gallery 360, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 
  • 2009-2010 - Baobao Cultural Center, Rochester, New York
  • 2009 - Hogart & Kayiga - Two International Artists, Beijing, China
  • 2009 - Frazer & Kayiga - Museum NCAAA, Boston, MA 
  • 2007 - Bastian & Kayiga - Europaischen Patentamts, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 - Contemporary Art Gallery - Soft Box Studios, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • 2005 - Gallery Caprice, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 - Winsom & Kayiga, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH 
  • 2005 - Kayiga: SpiritHue, Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2000 - Riverside Gallery, St Ann, Trinidad
  • 1998, Of Spirit and Technology — 30-Year Retrospective, Kingdom Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
  • 1998, Mystical Images, Lafayette College, Black Culture Center, USA

Group

  • 2015 - No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960–1990Guildhall Art GalleryCity of London, UK
  • 2012 - 50 Years Jamaican Independence, Museum NCAAA, Boston, MA
  • 2012 - 50 Years Jamaican Independence, Fondo Del Sol Visual Art Center, Washington, DC
  • 2012 - 50 Years Jamaican Independence, Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2011 - Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
  • 2010-2011 - Two American Masters + 1, Oasis Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2010 - Gang of Four, Oasis Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2010 - Art Diaspora, Springstep Gallery, Medford, MA
  • 2009 - Museum of National Center of Afro American Artists, Boston, MA 
  • 2008 - Museum of National Center of Afro American Artists, Boston, MA
  • 2008 - Maria JM Pestora Gallery, Madrid, Spain
  • 2008 - Fondo Del Sol Visual Art Center, Washington, DC 
  • 2008 - Olympic Fine Art Exhibit, Beijing, China
  • 2008 - Art Annual Exhibition, Sunshine International Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2008 - Boston High Tea Master Print, Two-LInes Gallery, Beijing, China
  • 2007 - Fondo Del Sol Visual Art Center, Washington, DC
  • 2007 - National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2007 - Paine Gallery, MassArt, Boston, MA 
  • 2007 - BaoBao Cultural Center, Rochester, NY
  • 2006 - Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
  • 2006 - Five International Artists, Contemporary Art Gallery, Soft Box Studios, Trinidad
  • 2005 - Back to Black, Whitechapel Gallery and touring, UK
  • 2005 - Ethnologic Museum Dalylam, Berlin, Germany
  • 2004 - High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 

Residencies

  • Printmaking, Lafayette College
  • Artist-in residence, College of the Holy Cross
  • Artist-in residence, Northeastern University

Collections

  • National Bank of Jamaica
  • National Gallery of Jamaica
  • Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists
  • Cavin Morris Gallery, NY
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • Royal College of Art, London (Selected)

Publications

  • 100 Boston Painters, Chawky Frenn, pgs 112-113
  • The Garden Party - 40th Anniversary of Bank of Jamaica
  • Kindred Spirit - Kayiga and Winsom, Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists
  • Painting in Boston 1950-2000, DeCordova Museum
  • Fifty Yes Fifty Artists 1950-2000, School of Visual Arts, Jamaica
  • Massachusetts Masters: African American Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Black Art Ancestral Legacy, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (Selected)

Awards/Grants

  • 2008 - Gold Medal, Olympic Fine Art Committee, Beijing, China 
  • 2006 - Exhibition Grant, Unit Trust Corporation, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • 1995 - Video Grant, New England Foundation for the Arts
  • 1994 - New England Foundation/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • 1988 - Massachusetts Council for the Arts "Heritage Program" 
  • 1988 - State of Massachusetts Grant for Publication
  • 1986 - Arts Heritage Program, Grant for Massachusetts Council for the Arts Senior Citizen Murals, State of Massachusetts
  • 1985 - Artists in Residence Grant, AAMARP Department, Northeastern University
  • 1982 - Professional Travel Grant, MassArt 
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