b. 1972, Alexandria, Louisiana
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2009 M.F.A., Tufts University / School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1994 B.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Solo / Two-Person Exhibitions
2016 No Man’s Land, Koki Arts Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2015 Space Notations, AlbertzBenda Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
ArtExpo Chicago Art Fair, Chicago
2014 Outer Space/Out of Mind, B2OA Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
VOLTA NY Art Fair, New York (solo)
Black Moon Rising, Jack Bell Gallery, London (solo)
The Land Before Words, Curated by Lynne Cooney, Essay by Chris Stackhouse, Boston University, MA (solo)
2011 Cosmic Commentaries: Michiko Itatani and Cullen Washington, Jr
Curated by Angela Bryant, Dominican University, River Forest, IL
Ceci n’est pas une Black History Month Show, Curated by Charles McGill, Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
2010 Hero‘s Story, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA (solo)
2009 Black Males, Heroes and Villains in the Art of Cullen Washington. Museum of the
National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, MA (cat.) (solo)
2008 New Perspectives: Cullen Washington, Jr. and Ernesto Cuevas. The Rialto Art
Center, Atlanta, GA
Cullen Washington Jr. and James Taylor. Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, Curated by Souhad Rafey, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Art of Jazz: Form, Performance & Notes, Curated by Vera Grant, The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at Harvard, Cambridge, MA
2015 Dark Matter, Litvak Gallery, Curated by Mary Dinaburg and Howard Rutkowski, Tel Aviv, Israel (cat.)
Trio: Beyond Boundaries, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana Distrust That Particular Flavor, Curated by Dexter Wimberly, Bitforms Gallery, NY
2014 Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (cat.)
Black in the Abstract, Curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (cat.)
2013 Things in Themselves, Curated by Lauren Haynes, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (cat.)
2012 Fore, Curated by Lauren Haynes, Naima J. Keith and Thomas Lax, The Studio
Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (cat.)
The Bearden Project, Curated by Lauren Haynes, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (cat.)
The deCordova Biennial, Curated by Dina Deitsch and Abigail Ross Goodman deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (cat.)
2011 “Superheroes”, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico (cat)
16th Annual International Juried Exhibition (Best in Show), Soho20 Chelsea Curated by Dean Daderko, New York, NY
2010 Joan Mitchell MFA Award Group Show, CUE Foundation, New York, NY
2009 Paint: Black on Canvas, African American Painters of Boston. Bunker Hill College,
Boston, MA
Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition: Principles and Perspectives in Progress, The Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University, Clemson, SC (cat.) MFA Thesis Exhibition, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA
2008 Black Creativity 2008, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Curatorial Projects
2016 Event Horizon, Curated by Cullen Washington, Jr., Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

Awards, Grants and Residencies
2016 Artist in Residence, The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
2015 Artist in Residence, Queens Space, NY
2013 Artist in Residence, The Studio Museum in Harlem Residency Program, NY 2012 Artist in Residence, Rush Arts Gallery Residency Program, NY
Artist in Residence, NARS (New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation), NY 2011 Artist in Residence, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2010 Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Real Art Ways, Finalist Step Up Emerging Artist Exhibition, Hartford, CT 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, NY
The Drawing Center Viewing Program, NY
2008 Creative Loafing, Critic’s Pick for Best Emerging Visual Artist of Atlanta 08
1st Place, Black Creativity 2008, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry,
Chicago, IL
2007 Bartlett and Montague Travel Grant
2002 Arts Ambassadors Emerging Artist Award, The Arts Council of Greater Baton
Rouge and La Capitale Chapter of The Links Inc. 5th Annual Tribute to Excellence
Joyner / Giuffrida Collection, San Francisco The Charles Saatchi Gallery, London
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York The Pizutti Collection, Ohio
Tiroche DeLeon Collection, London Mott-Warsh Collection, Michigan
The Benda Family Collection, Switzerland

2015 Harris, Juliette, “Cullen Washington On Surpassing Boundaries To Enter a Land Beyond Words, International Review of African American Art, March
Jordan, Eliza, Interview: Space Notations”, Whitewall Magazine, February
2014 Hill, Shawn, “Review: Cullen Washington Jr.: The Land Before Words (Boston University 808 Gallery)”, Big Red and Shiny, March
Gresle, Yvette, “Cullen Washington Jr: Black Moon Rising (Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK)”, Art South Africa Magazine, Volume 12 Issue 3
Camara, Raquel, “Conversation with Cullen Washington Jr., Mapping Residencies, Res Artis Spain, Dec 2013 – June 2014
Sokolska, Paula, “Challenging Painting as a Three-Dimensional Object”, BU Today, March
McQuaid, Cate, BU Shows Highlight 2 African American Artists, The Boston Globe, March
“Cullen Washington Jr.: The Land Before Words 808 Gallery”, Daily Serving, An
International Publication for Contemporary Art, March
2013 James, Jamillah, “Catching Up with the Artists in Residence”, Studio, Summer/Fall 2012 Cotter, Holland, “Racial Redefinition in Progress”, The New York Times, November
Lott, Jessica, “Alchemy of Inspiration I “Fore”ward at The Studio Museum in Harlem” Art:21 Blog, November
“Talking Art with Antoinette Young”, The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 24, No. 1 – A special on Collecting, June 2012
2011 “The Artist’ Artist, Cullen Washington in Conversation with Magdalena Campos-Pons”, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, Issue#27, Fall 2010 Hill, Shawn, “Cullen Washington: Space is the Place, Art New England November/December
2009 McQuaid, Cate, “Behind the Mask of Heroes”, The Boston Globe, December 23, 2008 “Best of Atlanta, Critic’s Pick Best Emerging Visual Artist: Cullen Washington,
Jr., Creative Loafing, September 21, 2008
“City Guide News: Mix It Up.” New York Official City Guide, February 13, 2008 “Mix It Up”, Art Slant New York, February 16, 2008
2006 Taylor, Denise, “Getting Back in the Groove.” The Boston Globe and Local News, August 17, 2006 Westborough (MA) News
“Khaki Gallery currently featuring “Emergence.” Gallery Glimpses, Wicked Local Wellesley, Wed. July 19, 2006, 08:00 PM EDT

Teaching Experience
2016 SUNY Purchase College, White Plains, NY, painting
2015 SUNY Purchase College, White Plains, NY, painting
2014 Art New England, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, drawing 2012 Art New England, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, drawing
2011 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, painting and drawing
2011 Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, MFA Mentor
2010 Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, drawing and conceptual development 2009 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, drawing

2016 Tyler School of Art at Temple University, PA Tulane University, LA
2015 Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2014 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

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