Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Oakland, CA

Born Louisville, KY 1987

 

 

CV

 

Lives and works in Berkeley, CA 

 

Education

 

2015-2016

US Fulbright Fellowship to Lagos, Nigeria

2012

MFA Art & Critical Studies/Creative Writing, California Institute of the Arts

2009

BFA Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art

2008

2009 AICAD New York Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2019 

THEY, SECA Award SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA 

 

2018

The Evanesced: The Retrieval, Worthryder Gallery, University of California Berkeley, CA

The Seeker, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

Conjurations, The Jane Club, Los Angeles, CA

Kentifrications: Convergent Truth(s) and Realities, Weingart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Retrieval, The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, San Francisco, CA

 

2017

The Evanesced, The California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

 

2016

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Moss Art Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Who Among Us…The Art of Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle The Museum of the African Diaspora,an Francisco, CA

 

2015

Who Among Us...The Art of Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

Looking Where it Ain’t, University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, Durham, NH

Navigating The Historical Present: Kentifrican Interventions, Clark Humanities Museum, Claremont, CA

Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, Volta Art Fair Solo Project, New York

 

2012

Kentifrica Is or Kentifrica Ain’t?, The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, Minnesota

The Knee Grow in the New World, Gallery D301, California Institute of the Arts

 

2010 

The Nowannago and Other Kentifrican Narratives, L-Shape Gallery, California Institute of the Arts

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2020

The Black Index, Curated by Bridget Cooks- forthcoming

New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century, BAMPFA- forthcoming

 

2019 

Get Up, Stand Up Now, Somerset House, London, UK

To Reflect Us, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2018

Cosmic Traffic Jam, Zevitas Marcus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

New Suns, Paramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico

The Black Woman Is God: An Assembly of Gods, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, Oakland, CA

Black is a Color, Curated by Essence Harden, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

2017

Starless Midnight, BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

Black Women Over Breathing, Betti Ono, Oakland, CA

Black Is A Color, Curated by Essence Harden, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Black Mirror, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Why Art Matters? Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

 

2016

Exploring The Nowannago: Kentifrican Modes of Resistance, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA 

Dear Europa, What If The World Gallery, Capetown, South Africa

Intersectionality, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

 

2015

Role Play, Sun Valley Center for The Arts, Sun Valley, ID

Performing Blackness: Performing Whiteness, Allgeheny College, PA

Biomythography: Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers, Curated by Jessica Wimbley & Chris Christian, Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

 

2014

Biomythography: Secret Poetry & Hidden Angers, Curated by Jessica Wimbley & Chris Christian, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

 

2013

Connection Reflection curated by Nikki Pressely, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012

Fore, Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY

Balia con Dunde, Watts Tower Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Authenticity?, Untitled Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Made in LA 2012 Biennial, LAXART, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Art

Gallery Los Angeles, CA

Venice Beach Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

 

2011

Intimacies: MFA 2011 GradShow, Farley Building, Los Angeles, CA

MFA Mid-Residency Group Show, CalArts, Valencia, CA

 

2009

Colorblind/Colorsight, Katzen Art Center Gallery- American University

Our Common Bond: Mother Daughter Sister Self, Galerie Mrytis, Baltimore, MD

Six in the Mix: Selections by Renee Stout, Hillyer Art Space, Washington .D.C.

 

2008

Fun Home, New York Studio Program Exhibition, DUMBO, NY

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Gateway Gallery MICA, Baltimore, MD

 

 

Performances

 

2019

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: The Evanesced, Human Resources Los Angeles, CA

 

2018

The Evanesced: Embodied Disappearance [Los Desaparecidos], Pàramo Galerie, Guadalajara, Mexico

The Evanesced: Embodied Disappearance [Searching for Califia], MexiCali Biennial, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

Unghosting the Ghosted, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

The Kentifrica Project, WE THE ARTISTS: 18th Street’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, Los Angeles, CA

 
2017

The Evanesced: Embodied Disappearance, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Exploring the Nowannago with Tyler Matthew Oyer, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

The Evanesced: Embodied Disappearance, The California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Kentifrica Is Or Kentifrica Ain’t Panel Discussion, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA

 

2016 

Exploring The Nowannago with Tyler Matthew Oyer, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

Exploring The Nowannago with Tyler Matthew Oyer, The Museum of The African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

 

2015

Kentifrica Is Or Kentifrica Ain’t Panel Discussion, University of New Hampshire

 

2014

Call & Response: A Symposium of Black Women in Performance, Curated and organized by Gabrielle Civil, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

 

2012

The Uninvited: Uncharting the Charted, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

Kentifrica Is: An Ethnomusicology Concert, Made in LA 2012 Biennial, LAXART &

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Venice Beach Biennial, LAXART & Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Perform Chinatown 4th Annual Performance Festival, Charlie James Gallery, Los

Angeles, CA

Baila Con Dunde, Watts Tower Art Center, Los Angeles CA

 

 

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

 

2019

Finalist for Dr. Maya Angelou Public Arts Commission for The San Francisco Main Library

SECA SFMOMA Awardee

ARC Fellowship Grant -UC Berkeley

SFPUC Public Arts Commission for Bayview Hunters Point

2018

CCI Quick Grant Professional Development Award

2016

Litmus Press First Book Prize

Rema Hortman Foundation Emerging Artist Award

CCI Quick Grant Professional Development Award

 

2015

US Fulbright Student Award to Lagos, Nigeria

2014

Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant

Social Practice in Art Grant from SPArt LA

2013

ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

 

2012

Artadia Fund for Dialogue & Art- Finalist        

                                       

2011

Interdisciplinary Grant, California Institute of the Arts

2009

Jacob K. Javits Graduate Full Fellowship   

 

 

Residencies

 

2017-2018 Wanless Artist In Residency, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

2017 18th Street Art Center, Artist Lab, Santa Monica, CA

2016 Atlantic Center for the Arts with Master Artist Sanford Biggers

2015-2016 US Fulbright Fellow Lagos, Nigeria

2012 VAN Residency, Project Row Houses, Round 36, Houston, TX

 

 

Art Fairs

 

2019 Art Market SF: CULT Exhibitions, Aimee Frieberg

2017 Art Miami 

2016 Art Miami, AIPAD: Jenkins Johnson Gallery

2016 Contemporary African Art Fair 1:54, London, UK- Jenkins Johnson Gallery

2016 Expo Chicago: Jenkins Johnson Gallery

2015 MIAMI ART BASEL: Jenkins Johnson Gallery

2015 VOLTA Art Fair: Solo Booth, Jenkins Johnson Gallery

 

 

Artist Talks & Workshops

 

2019

Arts Research Center, On “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”, Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern, in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Berkeley, CA

Montez Press Radio, “SIR: You Have to Call Me What I Tell You To Call Me”, Malika Ra Imhotep in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Calarts, School of Critical Studies “Writing Now Reading Series”, Valencia, CA

UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, Wiesenfeld Lecture Series: In Conversation with Nona Faustine, BAMPFA, Berkeley, CA

 

2018 

New Suns Panel, FIL Bookfair, Guadalajara, Mexico

Points of Access: Artists In Conversation, Art +Practice, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Talk, SFAC Galleries, San Francisco, CA

Visiting Artist for Hertha D. Sweet Wong Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels Course, UC Berkeley, CA

Decolonizing Your Brush Workshop & Artist Talk, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

Black Portraitures IV The Color of Silence: Fear in Transition and The Hauntological Present, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Art Practice UC Berkeley Noon Lecture Series, Berkeley, CA

Points of Access: Artists in Conversation moderated by Isabelle Lutterodt, organized by CAAM and Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA

CAA Conference: Resistance, Resilience, & Refuge: Sustaining a Contemporary Creative Practice, Los Angeles, CA

Chapman University, Visiting Artist for Special Topics in Photography ART 321, Orange, CA

 

2017

CUT THE GAP Feminist Symposium, SMK (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen, Denmark

Emerging Professionals: Panel Discussion for Black Women Over Breathing, Betti Ono, Oakland, CA

Todd Gray & Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle In Conversation at The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

Kentucky College of Art + Design, Visiting Artist Lecture, Louisville, KY

 

2016

Performing the Continent Panel Black Portraitures 3 Conference, Johannesburg, SA- Panelist

If We Must Die: Conversations About Art, Grieving, Healing and Social Justice, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA- Workshop lead by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA- Artist Talk

Guest Artist, New Genres Course, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

The Museum of The African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA- Who Among Us… Artist Talk

University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria- Artist Talk: The Kentifrica Project Introduction 

 

2015

Dangerous Conversations: Raced/Gendered/Classed Violence in the USA, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: Navigating The Historical Present, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 

Art + Practice, Navigating Ain'tness: Exploring The Kentifrica Archive, Los Angeles, CA

 

2014

New York Studio Program, Artist Talk, New York City, NY

 

 

Teaching

 

2019

UC Berkeley MFA Critique Seminar and Painting: Foundations, Berkeley, CA -Fall

UC Berkeley, Advanced Painting and Honors Critique Studios, Berkeley, CA-Spring

 

2018

UC Berkeley, Advanced Approaches to Painting, Languages of Painting, Berkeley, CA

Art Center, Summer Intensive co-taught with Joshua Holzmann, Pasadena, CA

Art Center, RE-Presentation: Narrative & Bodies, Pasadena, CA

 

2017

Art Center, Portraits Re-Considered, Co-Taught with Esther Pearl Watson, Pasadena, CA

Occidental College, Wanless Artist In Residence, Arts Outside the Bounds, Los Angeles, CA

Kentucky College of Art + Design, Rotating Faculty, Louisville, KY

 

2016

CalArts, Experimental Drawing, Co-Taught with Tyler Matthew Oyer

University of Lagos, African- American Art History, Advanced Drawing, Painting Lagos, Nigeria

 

2015

Alliant University/Aspire Ollin, Introduction to the Arts and Humanities Fall/Spring

 

2010-2012

Graduate Teaching Assistant, CalArts School of Creative Writing: 

21st Century Art Movements- Maggie Nelson

European Studies: Monsters, Madmen and the Double, Norman Klein

Graduate Teaching Assistant- CalArts School of Art, Community Arts Partnership Art Pilots Course

 

Writing

 

SIR, Litmus Press, 2019

Kentifrications: Convergent Truths & Realities, Occidental College and Sming Sming Books, 2018

The Self-Lovers Suite of Confessional Texts: Conversations with the Women in Kerry James Marshall’s Mastry, Not That But This Arts & Culture Webzine, May 30, 2017

Remixing History: Telling Lies Faster Than A Cat Can Lick His Own Ass, Among Margins, Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics, Edited by Fox Frasier Foley and Diana Arterian, Ricochet Press, September 2016 

 Cooking Kentifrican Cuisine with Chef Isaac DeLamatre, Call & Response: Experiments in Joy Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry,  Fall 2015 | 41.1 • 41.2 

Infinity Affinity Loops: Edgar Arceneaux in Conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Not That But This Arts & Culture Webzine, November, 19 2016

A Shape That Stands Up, Not That But This Arts & Culture Webzine, May 2, 2016 

Charles Gaines: Undoing Perception, Not That But This Arts & Culture Webzine, June 20, 2015    

 
 

Bibliography & Selected Press

ASAP/Journal, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: The Evanesced: Embodied Disappearance, Misha Choudhry August 29, 2019 

San Francisco Chronicle, SFMOMA announces 2019 finalists for prestigious SECA Award

Charles Desmarais December 14, 2018 Updated: December 15, 2018, 8:17 pm

Culture Type, On View: ‘Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers’ at Somerset House, London, by VICTORIA L. VALENTINE on Jun 13, 2019 • 2:58 pm

LA Weekly, Get Caught In A Cosmic Traffic Jam In Culver City

Shana Nys Dambrot July 31, 2018

Vanity Fair, Tina Knowles Lawson on Her Black Art Collection, Beyoncé, Solange, and Creativity In conversation with curator Kimberly Drew, Beyoncé and Solange’s mother discusses her collecting journey, from a $500 painting to high-end auctions. BY KIMBERLY DREW, AUGUST 6, 2018

Bay Area Reporter, Unghosted Women, Sura Wood, March 8, 2018

KQED, Bay Area Artist ‘Retrieves’ Missing Young Black Women, Jermey Siegel, February 19, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle, An Artist’s ‘Unportraits’ Summon Missing Black Women, Ryan Kost, February 15, 2018 

Hyperallergic, Imagining the Portraits of African American Women Erased from History,  Colony Little, April 25, 2017

 The New York Times, One Artist’s Melancholy Look at Missing African-American Women, Sopan Deb. Online April 14, 2017 and Page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: An Exhibition Expressly Made For the Missing April 15, 2017

The Huffington Post, Artist Creates Haunting Ode To The Countless Black, Female Bodies That Have Disappeared, Priscilla Frank, Posted March 30, 2017

LA Times, Review: 100 missing women: Drawings at African American museum tell a powerful story of loss, Christopher Knight, March 27, 2017 

LA Weekly, Inspired by #SayHerName, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle Is Keeping Black Women

From Disappearing, Eva Recinos Eva Recinos, March 13, 2017 

 The Root, 16 Artists Who Made Sure Black Lives Matter At Art Basel, Julie Walker

December 5, 2016

 Artforum, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle 500 Words by Monica Westin, online November 2016

 artltd, The Gender Gap: Are Female Artists Still Under Valued? George Melrod, May/June 2015

 ArtBound Southern California Cultural Journalism KCET, Haunted Geographies: The

Living Work of Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Nikki Darling, Posted online March 12, 2014

Huffington Post Arts & Culture, Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know, Posted online: February 26, 2013 

New York Times, Art & Design, Racial Redefinition in Progress ‘Fore’ at Studio Museum in Harlem by Holland Cotter, November 29, 2012

New York Times online, The Week Ahead Nov. 4-10, November 2, 2012 

ArtForum, Made in L.A. 2012 Hammer Museum, LAXART, Los Angeles Municipal Art

Gallery by Michael Ned Holte, October 2012 

 LA Weekly, Art+Books LA Weekly, Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A’: Three Artists’ Journey to L.A.’s New Biennial by Catherine Wagley, May 31, 2012 

Los Angeles Times blog, Hammer Announces $100,000 prize for new biennial; 60 artists chosen by Jori Finkel, March 14, 2012

The Washington Post, Group Show at Hillyer by Jessica Dawson, Aug. 1 2009