Photo credit: Thomas Towles

Episode 104 features painter Lavar Munroe (b. 1982, Nassau, Bahamas). He earned his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007 and his MFA from Washington University in 2013. In 2014, Munroe was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was included in Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of The Swamp, the New Orleans triennial curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, and the 12th Dakar Biennale, curated by Simon Njami, in Senegal. In 2015, Munroe’s work was featured in All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor as part of the 56th Venice Biennale. His work has been included in museums such as the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham; Perez Art Museum, Miami; National Gallery of Bahamas, Nassau; MAXXI Museum of Art, Rome; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; Virginia Museum of Modern Art, Virginia Beach; Ichihara Lakeside Museum Ichihara, Japan; and The Drawing Center, New York. Munroe was awarded residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell Colony, the Headlands Center for the Arts, Joan Mitchell Center, Thread: Artist Residency & Cultural Center (a project of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation), a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. and was an inaugural Artists in Residence at the Norton Museum of Art. He is included in upcoming exhibitions at The Centre Pompidou-Metz (France) , The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (South Africa) and a solo exhibition in London, among other things. Lavar Munroe lives and works between Baltimore, Maryland, and Nassau, Bahamas.


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Fit For a King
Acrylic, spray paint, pendant, mousetrap, chain, tiles, staples and oil pastels on canvas
84” x 82”

Rehearsal For Reconstruction
Acrylic, thread, door key, human hair, spray paint and fabric on cut canvas
72” x 86”

dollar bills, sandwich bag, stem, staples, blunt, spray paint and acrylic on canvas
70” x 84”

The Most Vulnerable Amongst Us (Sip Sip)
Acrylic on unprimmed canvas
60″x 72″