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EDUCATION                                                                                                  

 

2012 

•       M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA 

1994 

•       B.A. Studio Art, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

 

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                

 

2019

  • Memory and Meaning: Masud Olufani: The Albany Museum of Art; Albany, GA.

2018

·         Generations; Besharat Gallery; Atlanta, GA.

  • Southern Sampler; Tower Fine Arts Gallery; College at Bockport; Brockport, N.Y.

·         Trip Wire; Dodd Galleries; the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art.

2016

•       Imprint: Past as Prologue; Solo ExhibitionSCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.

•       Poetics of the Disembodied: Masud Olufani; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

•       Personal Politics; The Hudgens Center of Art; Atlanta, GA.

2015

•       Portalism; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; Atlanta, GA.

•       Frequencies; Beep Beep Gallery; Atlanta, GA.

•       Echoes; Lineage of the Spirit; Lilian Blades & Masud OlufaniThe Art Place; Marietta, GA.

2014

•       Project Lift Artist SalonAtlanta, GA.

•       ContinuimThe Goat Farm Arts Center; Atlanta, GA.

2012

•       Talent Loves CompanyThe Barbara Archer Gallery.  Atlanta, GA.

•       Tony Blair Foundation World Malaria Day Art Auction, Atlanta, GA.

•        Hambidge Center for the Arts, Art Auction, The Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

2011

•       MAO:  Residue.  Mason Muer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

•       Action Mapping Whitespec Gallery. Atlanta, GA

•       MAO: Threading Through Memory.  Archetype Gallery. Atlanta, GA

2010

•       Open Studio Savannah College of Art and Design.  Atlanta, GA

•       The New Pan-African Ideal. Archetype Gallery. Atlanta, GA

•       Facing Out & Looking In.   Underground Atlanta. Atlanta, GA

2009

•       Open Studio.  Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta, GA

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS                                                                            

 

2018

  • Jacob Lawrence Lecture; The Jepson Center; Savannah, GA. Fall 2018.

  • Artist in Residence, 100 West Corsicana; Corsicana, Txs.

  • Finalist: National Black Arts Festival Visual Artist of the Year Award; Atlanta, GA.

  • IDEA Capital Grant Recipient; Atlanta, GA.

2017

  • SCAD Alumni Mentor Award

  • Finalist: ARTADIA Award (Atlanta).

  • Southern Arts Prize Fellowship; Georgia.

2016

•       Finalist: ATL Arts Luminary Award

•       Artist in Residence; the Vermont Studio Center; Winter 2016.

2015

•       SCAD Alumni Atelier Award recipient; Savannah, GA; winter 2015.

•       MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant; 2015-16.

•       Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement grant in conjunction with Emory University Center for Ethics; Atlanta, GA.

•       Idea Capital Grant recipient; Atlanta, GA.

2009-14

•       WonderRoot CSA Art Advisory Board; Atlanta, GA. 2015-present.

•       The Walthall Fellowship; Atlanta, GA. 2014-2015.

•       Creative Currents Artist in Residence; Portobello, Panama Summer 2013.

•       The Creatives Project Artist in Residence; Atlanta, GA. 2013-15.

•       Shortlisted for the MOCA GA Working Artist Grant, 2012.

•       Artist in Residence, Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, Rabun, Ga; 2012.

•       Residency Fellowship, Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA. 2012

•       Full Graduate fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA. 2009-12.

 

1994

•       Fulton County Arts Council Grant, Atlanta, GA

 

1994-96

•       Graduate fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1993

•       CGR Art Advisors Scholarship recipient, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

     

      1988

•       New Jersey Arts Council Grant.  Newark, N.J.

 

 

 

REVIEWS                                                                                                     

 

•       Carla Aaron-Lopez, “Archetype Gallery Begins 2011 With Fresh Artists, New Arts Magazine,” posted January 18th, 2011, www.burnaway.org/2011/01/archetype-gallery-begins-2011-with-fresh-artists-new-arts-magazine/

•       Review: WonderRoot’s Walthall Fellows emphasize live encounters in “Portalism” at MOCA GA, posted August 12th, 2015; http: HYPERLINK "http://www.artsatl.com/2015/08/review-portalism-wonderroot-walthall/" HYPERLINK "http://www.artsatl.com/2015/08/review-portalism-wonderroot-walthall/"//www.artsatl.com/2015/08/review-portalism-wonderroot-walthall/

•       Greg Head, Review: "Bearing Witness: Masud Olufani at MOCA GA,"  posted August 3rd, 2016.  http://burnaway.org/review/masud-olufani-at-moca-ga/

•       Felicia Feaster, "Art review: Race, history loom large in haunting solo exhibition," posted August 8, 2016.  http://www.myajc.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/art-review-race-history-loom-large-in-haunting-sol/nsCK9/

•       Review: "Masud Olufani’s “Poetics of the Disembodied” blurs the line between mediated and unmediated,"  posted August 26, 2016. http://www.artsatl.com/review-masud-olufanis-poetics-disembodied-blurs-line-mediated-unmediated/

•       Paula Wallace, Review: "Masud Olufani: Artist as Concatenator," posted September 20th, 2016. https://www.scad.edu/blog/masud-olufani-artist-concatenator

•       A Conversation with Andres Bedoya and Masud Olufani: 'Storied Objects,' https://blog.scad.edu/scadglobal/arch/7426

·         Ronda Racha Penrice For the AJC, "Atlanta Actor on BET's The Quad also local acclaimed Artist," posted March 21st, 2017.  http://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/atlanta-actor-bet-series-the-quad-also-local-acclaimed-artist/Zz5mNYZwdLwQMjbksyFyNN/

·         Carl Rojas for Burnaway, "Chopping it up with Southern Prize Finalist Masud Olufani," posted May 3rd, 2017. http://burnaway.org/feature/southern-prize-finalist-masud-olufani/

 

Published Articles

  • Masud Olufani, "Masud Olufani Responds to Montgomery's National Memorial for Peace and Justice," posted May 22nd, 2018. https://burnaway.org/feature/masud-olufani-montgomerys-national-memorial-peace-justice/

  • Masud Olufani, "The Gorilla in the Cage Part 1," posted March 10th, 2018. http://bahaiteachings.org/gorilla-in-the-cage

  • Masud Olufani, "The Gorilla in the Cage Part 2," posted April 4th, 2018. http://bahaiteachings.org/gorilla-in-the-cage-part-2

  • Masud Olufani, "A New Race of Men?," posted March 27th, 2018. http://bahaiteachings.org/new-race-men