Inman GalleryJamal Cyrus at Inman Gallery
Based in Houston, Texas, Jamal Cyrus (b. 1973) works across media in a conceptual, research-driven practice that interrogates American history within the framework of black political movements, the influence of the African Diaspora, and social struggle. Encompassing object-based to performance art, Cyrus’ work is a form of self-education, aiming to rectify gaps in the understanding of cultural and national heritage. His first solo museum exhibition, The End of My Beginning, will open Summer 2021 at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.
Cyrus received his BFA from the University of Houston in 2004 and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Cyrus has won several awards, most recently the Driskell Prize, awarded by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (2020). He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2020); Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH (2018); Direct Message: Art, Language and Power, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2019); and The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 – Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2016).
Cyrus was also a member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones and Associates. As a member of the collective, he exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2008); the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC (2008); the Menil Collection, Houston (2007); and the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
Jamal Cyrus lives and works in Houston, TX.
About Inman Gallery: Founded in 1990 with an emphasis on artists living in Houston and the region, Inman Gallery has since cultivated an internationally recognized program that represents contemporary artists from the region, nationally, and abroad. The gallery takes an active approach in supporting artists from the early stages of their careers into national and international recognition; the gallery is equally active in its local community. Education, community engagement, and a long-term commitment to artists form the core of the gallery’s mission. Celebrating the gallery's 30th anniversary this fall, we welcome visitors by appointment.
Inman Gallery has been a member of the ADAA since 2009.
Lemon's New World Blues, 2014
Ecstatic Blues Shape, 2019
Kennedy King Kennedy, 2015
Jet Auto Archive - April 27, May 11, May 25, 1992 (Medicated L.A. Kente), 2018
X Codex, 2008
Ancestral Relic, 2020
OJBK FM (Coloring Page), 2017
We did it (Coloring Page, 2017
We did it (Coloring Page), 2017