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Kemar Keanu Wynter

Drawing upon his years of Friday nights cooking in familial kitchens and a nourished upbringing along the bakery and jerk shop-lined cross-streets of Crown Heights, Kemar Keanu Wynter’s abstract works are a generous stew of language and pigment. Layers of luscious, gestural strokes draw the viewer into fields of color which frequently operate with coded references to his histories; one, storied and generations-long in the Antilles and another budding and burgeoning in the Five Boroughs. Through this interplay of motif and materiality, the viewer’s own tethers to comfort, history and home are brought into focus.

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An Artforum “Must-See” Show

Kemar Keanu Wynter’s 2023 solo show Heralds is listed as part of Artforum’s “Must-See Shows,” the editors’ selection of essential exhibitions worldwide. The exhibition is on view May 11 – June 17, 2023.


Kemar Keanu Wynter at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Kemar Keanu Wynter is a recipient of the 2023–24 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York. The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free private studio spaces to a jury-selected group of artists for one year.


Kemar Keanu Wynter - Toner Prints

Kemar Keanu Wynter has produced two prints in conjunction with his solo show Heralds at Klaus Gallery. Semé: Lozengy I (2023) and Semé: Fusiliy I (2023) (both edition of 50) are now available on our website and at the gallery.

Outside Exhibition

Kemar Keanu Wynter at Sargent's Daughters

Kemar Keanu Wynter has two works on paper included in Death of Beauty, the inaugural Los Angeles exhibition for Sargent's Daughters's new West Coast location. The group exhibition is on view February 14 – March 25, 2023.


Kemar Keanu Wynter: Portions

Kemar Keanu Wynter’s show Portions was reviewed by Lewis Block for The Brooklyn Rail.


For Brooklyn Artist Kemar Wynter, Caribbean Food Is a Way Home

In this interview with Bon Appétit, Kemar Keanu Wynter shares on the subject of food as a core fixture of his practice and personal life.