Joan Mitchell Center

Cullen Washington, Jr.

New York, NY
Nov 12 - Dec 21
MFA Grant recipient (2009)
Painter
cwashingtonstudio.com

“In an effort to understand order, chaos, creation, and other natural phenomena, I utilize non-representational abstraction. It is an all-encompassing visual language that removes convention and identities and simultaneously integrates underlying parts that on the surface seem disparate.”

Cullen Washington Jr. (b. 1972, Alexandria, Louisiana) earned his MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and BFA from Louisiana State University. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe including exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas; Saatchi Gallery in London, UK; and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. He has been artist in residence at Amherst College (2016-17), the Fountainhead Residency (2016),The Studio Museum in Harlem (2013); Rush Arts Gallery (2012), Yaddo (2011), and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2010). He is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2009) and a Bartlett and Montague Travel Grant (2008). His work has been written about in Art: 21 Magazine, The New York Times, The International Review of African American Art, The Boston Globe, and Art New England. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Studio Museum, Charles Saatchi Gallery, and the Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana.

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Od Matter S1D

Od Matter S1D

2015, collograph with black ink on white Rives Arches 250 gsm paper, 30 x 22 inches

Od Matter S5 Plate

Od Matter S5 Plate

2016, printing ink, cd, plastic, canvas, tape, paper, yarn on board, 23.5 x 25 inches

Od Matter S5 Plate

Od Matter S5 Plate

detail

Od Matter 6

Od Matter 6

collograph, tape, graphite dust, acrylic, red pigment on white Somerset smooth, 300 gsm paper, 48 x 60 inches

Od Matter S4A

Od Matter S4A

2016, collograph on white Hahnemühle Copperplate 250 gsm paper, 31 x 47 inches

Entropy 2

Entropy 2

2017, collograph with blue pigment and acrylic medium on Hahnemuhle Copperplate, 300 gsm, 63 x 62 inches

Entropy 1

Entropy 1

2017, collograph with black acrylic paint and medium on Hahnemuhle Copperplate 300, gsm, 50 x 108 inches

Entropy 3

Entropy 3

2017, collograph with paper, pigment, tape and acrylic medium on Somerset smooth 300, gsm paper, 78 x 168 inches