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ARTIST | OWNER

Kyng Rhodes is a full-time visual artist, having been in love with creating art his entire life he attended college to obtain a degree in graphic design in favor of a creative career, but his true love is embedded in illustration, street art, and fine art alike. During the pandemic of 2020, Rhodes made the decision to leave the workforce, and become a full-time creative. This decision came about through the encouragement of friends, and loved ones, and Rhodes’ own experience participating in Indianapolis’ version of the “Black Lives Matter” Mural in which Rhodes’ painted the ”B” in the word black on the historic Indiana Avenue. This led to Rhodes’ work being featured in several publications including Forbes. Rhodes’ work is conceptual, with several goals intended. He draws inspiration from his thoughts, and feelings towards the events that he has experienced or sighted through the media, observation of society, and his personal life infused with his spirituality. His work has a strong focus on color, and shadow with varying incorporations of symbolism.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Indianapolis Art Center

EIGHTEEN: BLACK LIVES MATTER

Group exhibition consisting of 18 Indianapolis based artists including myself who participated in creating a "Black Lives Matter" Mural on the historic Indiana Ave.

10/27/2020 -

Indianapolis Children's Museum

STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY: THE ART OF PROTEST

The Art of Protest focuses on the August 2020 creation—and subsequent vandalism—of a piece of public art in Indianapolis by 18 local Black artists in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
8/7/2020 - Summer 2023

Indianapolis Art Center

EIGHTEEN: 365+

Group exhibition consisting of 18 Indianapolis based artists including myself who participated in creating a "Black Lives Matter" Mural on the historic Indiana Ave. 
8/23/2021 - 10/15/2021

Stutz Business Center

BUTTER ART FAIR

A multi-day art fair showcasing the works of 30+ Black visual artists from across the country.
9/3/2021 - 9/5/2021

Saks Fifth Avenue Gallery

SAKS FIFTH XVIII GROUP EXHIBITION

Group show curated by members of the XVIII Art Collective with work exhibited by the members of the collective.
2/1/22 - 2/28/22

Indianapolis Central Library

MEET THE ARTIST 2022

The Indianapolis Public Library African American History Committee in support of The Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library invites you to the 2022 Meet the Artists exhibit. This year's exhibit features the artists "XVIII," a collective of 18 like minded and civically engaged Black visual artists in and around the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area who painted Indy's #BlackLivesMatter street mural.

1/26/22 - 4/2/22

 

PARTNERS

The following is a list of entities work has been done for.

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