Cullen B. Washington, Jr.

New York, New York

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Cullen B. Washington, Jr.

Cullen Washington Jr. (b. 1972, Alexandria, Louisiana) earned his MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and BFA from Louisiana State University. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe including exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas; Saatchi Gallery in London, UK; and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. He has been artist in residence at Amherst College (2016-17), the Fountainhead Residency (2016),The Studio Museum in Harlem (2013); Rush Arts Gallery (2012), Yaddo (2011), and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2010). He is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant (2009) and a Bartlett and Montague Travel Grant (2008). His work has been written about in Art: 21 Magazine, The New York Times, The International Review of African American Art, The Boston Globe, and Art New England. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Studio Museum, Charles Saatchi Gallery, and the Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana.

Cullen Washington, Jr. was awarded an MFA Grant upon graduating from School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2018

MFA Grant, 2009

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In an effort to understand order, chaos, creation, and other natural phenomena, I utilize non-representational abstraction. It is an all-encompassing visual language that removes convention and identities and simultaneously integrates underlying parts that on the surface seem disparate.”