Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA from the University of South Florida and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including grants and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Creative Capital Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Art Matters; and the Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Awards Residency. 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 at the Studio Museum in Harlem; Prospect.1 New Orleans; Rubell Family Collection; PS1 MoMA; and Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. His work is in public collections including the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.