Creative Pathfinders: Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise (Virtual Event)

March 3, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Join College of Arts and Sciences alumni, faculty and distinguished guests for a series of conversations that trace the career and highlight the groundbreaking accomplishments of our dynamic Ohio State alumni in the arts and design. This event is presented by the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise.

 


 

Alumnus: Kumasi Barnett - MFA, Art '08; Visual Artist
Alumnus: Kumasi Barnett - MFA, Art '08; Visual Artist

Kumasi J. Barnett received his MFA from The Ohio State University, and now lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Influenced by the aesthetics and narratives of comic books, his work subverts and imbues the often-timeless genre with a present-day social consciousness. Barnett frequently paints directly over old copies of comic books, changing their narratives into critiques of police brutality, racial profiling, and more broadly, systemic racism.   

Barnett’s works have been exhibited widely both in the United States and abroad, including exhibitions at Lowell Ryan Projects, Los Angeles, CA; the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY; City Lore, New York, NY; Con-Artist Collective, New York, NY; The Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY; Sulphur Bath Studio, Brooklyn, NY; and The Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY. Museum exhibitions include the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, South Africa; The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; and most recently the Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA. Barnett presented a solo booth with Lowell Ryan Projects at The Armory Show 2020, in the Focus section curated by Jamillah James. Barnett’s work has been featured in Artforum, Ammo, Vibe, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, Autre, Artnet News, and The Guardian, among others.

Professional Website

http://www.kumasijbarnett.com/

 

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this webinar, please contact Clara Davison at davison.102@osu.edu or 614-688-1214. Requests made two weeks before an event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet all requests.


Photo of Courtney Hunt Courtney Hunt
Art and Design Librarian
hunt.877@osu.edu

Photo of Caitlin McGurk Caitlin McGurk
Assoc. Curator Outreach & Eng.
mcgurk.17@osu.edu

Photo of Alison Crocetta Alison Crocetta
Director of the Barnett Center
Barnett Center