Cosmo Whyte



2015               MFA                           University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design                

2007              Post Baccalaureate     Maryland Institute College of Art                             

2001               BFA Painting             Bennington College                                                                            


   2017       Hudgens Prize Finalist

                 Arbes Award

2016         Artadia Award

                 Walthall Artist Fellowship

                 Southern Constellation Fellowship, Elsewhere Museum, NC

2015         The Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant nominee

                 CUE Foundation Finalist, NY

                 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, ISC, NJ

                 Ned Dybvig Memorial MFA Thesis Exhibition Award

                 Vermont Studio Residency Full Fellowship, VT

2014         Rackham International Travel Grant, University of Michigan

                 Smucker Wagstaff Grant, University of Michigan

2011          Finalist for the Jamaica Super-Plus under 40 Artist of the year, Kingston, Jamaica

2010         The Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Atlanta, GA



2017         Starting A Bush Fire (solo show), Marcia Wood Gallery – Atlanta, GA

                Hudgens Prize Finalist Exhibition, Hudgens Center – Duluth, GA

                Don’t Whistle In The House (solo show), Chastain Art Center, Atlanta, GA

                P.O.V., Swan Coach House Gallery – Atlanta, GA

                Building A Ship From The Shipwreck, MOCA GA – Atlanta, GA

                Selling the Shadow, C-Gallery, Milan, Italy

                Open Scene, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                Relational Undercurrents, Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, CA

                Jamaica Jamaica, La Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France


2016          Selling the Shadow, Gallery Momo, Cape Town, South Africa

                  Beautiful Tangle, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA

                  Atlanta Biennale, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

                  Musée On/Off, Musée L'ont Leux, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

                  Wake the Town and Tell the People, Mana Contemporary, Newark NJ

                  Jamaican Routes, Punkt ø/Galleri F 15, Oslo, Norway

                  Masculinities, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

2015          Rites, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

                  Young Talent, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

                  Wake the Town and Tell the People (solo), Russell Industrial Center, Detroit, MI

                  After-Afropolitan, The Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn, NY 

2014          The Jamaica Biannual, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

                  In Retrospect: 40 years of the National Gallery of Jamaica National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

                  Bottom Feeders and the Distant Self Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2013          Forward Arts Foundation Artist of the year Retrospective, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2012          Outward Reach: 9 Jamaican Photography and New Media Artists, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC

                 Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2011           The African Continuum, United Nations Gallery, New York, NY

                  Emerging Artists of 2011, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

                  Home, Chastain Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                  Movers and Shakers, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, GA

2010          The Jamaica Biannual, National Museum of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

                  Open Season, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

                  High Tide, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo show)

                  Art Fresh, Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

2009         Three Visions, Three Thoughts Southwest Art Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                  Small Works Show, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                  Summer Guest House, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                  Small Redux, Agnes Scott College’s Dalton Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2008          Pepper Pot, UNC Chapel Hill, Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery,Chapel Hill, NC

2007          ArteFeria: Rutas y Raices, CEFATI Gallery, Portobelo, Panama

                  Icosahedrons, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD



2015 - present       Visual Art Lecturer, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

2016                      MFA Mentor Low-Residency School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2012 - 2015           Teacher Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2010 - 2012           Artist Assistant to Sculptor Basil Watson, Atlanta GA

2009 - 2012          Art Teacher, Cook Elementary, Atlanta, GA

2007 - 2008         Art Teacher, Vivian T. Thomas Academy (High School), Baltimore, MD



2016          Elsewhere Museum, NC

2015           Vermont Studio Residency, VT

2007           Creative Currents Residency, Panama



2017          I WAS HERE. BUT I DISAPEAR: Ivanhoe ‘Rhygin’ Martin and the Effect of Photographic Disappearance in Jamaica,” Art Journal

                 Afrotropes and Other Things That Run – A conversation with Heuy Copeland and Krista Thompson, OCTOBER, JSTOR

2016          Jamaican Routes, Exhibition Catalogue, Punkt ø/Galleri F 15, Norway

2015          Afrikadaa Politics of Sound (December)

                   Sculpture magazine (October)

                   Infinite Mile a journal of art and culture(s) in Detroit

                   Rites, Exhibition Catalogue, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

                   WASH, Free Oxyn Press, Ann Arbor, MI

2014           The Jamaica Biannual 2014, Exhibition Catalogue, National Gallery of Jamaica

2010           The Jamaica Biannual 2010, Exhibition Catalogue, National Gallery of Jamaica

2008          Pepper Pot, Exhibition Catalogue, UNC Chapel Hill



2017          “(En)Lightning Talks Atlanta” Phi Beta Kappa Society, Woodruff Center, Atlanta 

                  “Guess Who is Coming to Dinner” University of Alabama, Alabama      

2014           “Shonibare in Context”, Henry Brown Bag Festival, Philadelphia

                  “Conversation Without Walls: Considering Contemporary Artistic Practices and the Distribution of "New" Black Creativity-Dancespace      Project, New York