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American Video and Performance Artist
Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Stuckey, Florida. Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant. Linzy's best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. His work has been included in exhibitions Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans, 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, MoMA PS1 Greater New York, At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. His work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art. In summer 2010, Linzy appeared on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art. In 2011, he was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Beuna Center. Recently. he completed a comedy short series with James Franco entitled Ozara and Katessa with both of them playing multiple roles. Linzy is currently on the faculty at SVA.