Kahlil Robert Irving is an artist born in San Diego, California, in 1992, currently living and working in the USA. He attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University, in St. Louis (MFA Fellow, 2017) and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, Art History and Ceramics, 2015). In 2017, Callicoon Fine Arts mounted his first solo exhibition in New York titled Streets:Chains:Cocktails. Since then, his work has been included in exhibitions at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas; the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles; Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, New York; and St. Louis University, among others. In 2018, Irving completed his first major solo exhibition at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut titled Street Matter – Decay & Forever / Golden Age. Works by Irving will also be included in group exhibitions at the RISD Museum, Rhode Island; Jenkins Johnson Projects, Brooklyn; and District Clay Gallery, Washington, D.C. Irving was recently the Artist in Residence/Visiting Professor at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and the 2017–18 Alice C. Cole Fellow at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. He was an Artist in Residence at Art Omi in summer 2018.
Irving’s work is in the collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas; the Riga Porcelain Museum, Latvia; J.P Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York; The Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri; the Foundation for Contemporary Ceramic Art, Kecskemet, Hungary; and the RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island.