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Khalilah Birdsong

Khalilah Birdsong (b. 1977, Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is a visual artist who creates large-scale abstract paintings and installations. Birdsong has exhibited with galleries in Atlanta, Georgia, Cincinnati, Ohio, New York, New York and Hamburg, Germany.

She has had solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Japan and Italy. Birdsong’s paintings are in private and corporate collections around the world, including commissioned works. In 2019, Khalilah was named by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine (London, England) as “100 Future Contemporary Artists in the World”. Birdsong was invited to participate in the XIIth Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy where she exhibited four large-scale paintings and installation work in the fall of 2019. In 2020, Birdsong was awarded a Hambidge Fellowship for the Creative Arts & Sciences. She currently lives in London, England where she recently completed her Masters of Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Khalilah Birdsong, Standing in Sacred Neutral, 2023 Acrylic and oil stick on canvas 63 x 83 x 1.5 in (160 x 210.8 x 3.8 cm) Inches.
Khalilah Birdsong, The High Place, 2023 Acrylic on canvas 67 x 67 x 1.5 in (170.2 x 170.2 x 3.8 cm) Inches.
Khalilah Birdsong, The Weathering, 2023 Acrylic and oil stick on canvas 63 x 83 x 1.5 in (160 x 210.8 x 3.8 cm) Inches.
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  1. […] Khalilah Birdsong joined us to talk about her recent show, Litany, which ran until April 3 at Voltz Clarke Gallery. For the show, she drew on Audre Lorde’s poem, A Litany for Survival. Birdsong found a lot of influences between Lorde’s words and her own daily life. Some of the markings on her paintings are drawn directly from that daily life, walking through the world as a Black woman. This exhibition represents the first time Birdsong has shown the underlayers in her work. To learn more, listen to the complete interview. […]


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