Awards and Honors, Alumni News

Whyte Wins Working Artist Project Fellowship

Cosmo Whyte '05 has been named a winner of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia's 2018-19 Working Artist Project Fellowship, along with artists Myra Greene and Krista Clark.

Cosmo Whyte

MOCA GA developed the Working Artist Project (WAP) to support mid-career and established artists in the Atlanta area. This year, the museum will provide each winner with a stipend of $15,000, a $1,000 art supply credit from Binders Art Supply, a paid studio apprentice, a solo exhibition at MOCA GA of new works created during the WAP grant period, inclusion of one new work in the MOCA GA permanent collection and production of an accompanying full-color exhibition solo catalog.

Read more about the prize on ArtsATL.

About Cosmo Whyte

Cosmo Whyte was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica, in 1982. The Jamaican-born artist attended Bennington College in Vermont for his Bachelor in Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art for his post-baccalaureate certificate and the University of Michigan for his M.F.A. He has exhibited in the US, Jamaica, Norway, France and South Africa. In 2010, he was the winner of the Forward Art Emerging Artist of the Year award. In 2015, he was the recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award,” and in 2016, he was the recipient of an Artadia Award. In 2016, Cosmo Whyte participated in the Atlanta Biennial and the recent 2017 Jamaica Biennial. Cosmo Whyte is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is currently a professor at Morehouse College.