Lyndon Barrois Jr. (b. 1983, New Orleans) uses magazines, cinematic and vernacular imagery as a primary subjects of inquiry, translating processes of production and meaning between various material contexts. Projects often call to question the subtle yet real ways that race, especially with relation to divergent masculinities, is created and disseminated.
Recent exhibitions include Good Form, University of Kansas (2018); Wayfarer, MONACO, St. Louis, MO; Plaid Progress (Curator), Intersect Art Center, St. Louis, MO (2018); Vista Views, Hopkins Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (2018); Overview is a Place, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York (2018); Avez Vous un Crayon?, University of Illinois, Springfield; and Of Color, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2016).
Barrois Jr. has also been the recipient of numerous grants, including the Lighton International Exchange Programme, Chenven Foundation, and Kittredge Fund, as well as residencies at the Jan Van Eyck Academie and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. He received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis as a Chancellor’s graduate fellow in 2013 and his BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2006.
IMMA International / Open Call Programming
July – September 2019
IMMA International is an open call strand of programming which invites applications from international visual arts practices proposing to come live and work at IMMA for periods of up to six months. Selected artists are awarded a free studio, accommodation and bursary for the duration of their stay.
In late 2018 Sean O’Sullivan (Writer & Curator), Antonia Alampi (International Curator, Savvy Berlin) and Seamus McCormack (Programme Manager, New Contemporaries, UK) were invited on to our selection panel to decide the awardees for 2019. Lyndon Barrois Jr. was one of four artists selected.
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