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Shabez Jamal B. 1992
St. Louis, MO



MFA, Tulane University. New Orleans, LA
BIS, University of Missouri St. Louis. St. Louis, MO.
AFA, St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valey. Ferguson, MO.


Teaching Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor - Tulane University - 2022/Present 
Instructor of Record - Tulane University - 2021/22
Teaching Assistant - Tulane University - 2020/21

Residencies and Fellowships



Mellon Graduate Community-Engaged Fellowship. Tulane University New Orleans, LA

Commonwealth: In the City Visual Arts Fellowship. Harvard University Cambridge, MA.



Paul Artspace Facilitator Fellowship Florissant, MO.

Old No. 77 Arts Hotel Artist in Residence New Orleans, LA.



Paul Artspace Artist in Residence Florissant, MO.



Solo / Two-Person Exhibitions



Violet Marrow , Ki Smith Gallery, New York, NY (Two-Person with Ambrose Rhapsody Murray)

Close your eyes, and remember. Sibyl Gallery, New Orleans, LA



Somewhere above the Earth and beneath God (I found home.) Carrol Gallery. New Orleans, LA.


Chantillier Pop -Up, Old No. 77 Arts Hotel. New Orleans, LA.


A Free Space Between Intersections, Erica Popp Gallery. St. Louis, MO.



Group Exhibitions


IN THE SPIRIT OF BLACK, Ashe Cultural Arts Center. New Orleans, LA. 

The Culture: Hip-hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century, Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, MD.

feel good now and later, Pratt MWP. Utica, NY.

The Promised Land, Southside Community Arts Center. Chicago, IL



Here's What I Was Thinking, Sibyl Gallery. New Orleans, LA.

Documents: Contemporary Lens-Based Art, Gallery 210, St. Louis, MO.

Like Wildflowers, NYC Culture Club, New York City, NY.


In The City: Memories of Black Presence, Griot Museums of African American History, St. Louis, MO.

Dreamscapes: Imagings of a Black Pastoral, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, IL



Art Is Revolution, RYOT/Huffpost AR Virtual Exhibition

That which brought you here, will take you out, Pearl Conard Gallery at Ohio State. Mansfield, OH.


Art Is Labor, Arcade Contemporary Arts Projects. St. Louis, MO.

Exposure 20: Safe Spaces, UMSL Gallery 210, St. Louis, MO.
Art + Landscape STL, GCAAD. Granite City, IL.
Winter Exhibition, Angad Arts Hotel. St. Louis, MO.



Alumni Invitational, STLCC Flo Valley Contemporary Gallery. St. Louis, MO. Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom, projects+gallery. St. Louis, MO.

Urban Bridge, UMSL Gallery 210. St. Louis, MO.



Varsity Art, Art STL. St. Louis, MO.
Best of Collegiate Photography, Photographer’s Forum.



Vibez, 2720. St. Louis, MO.
Advanced Student Exhibition, STLCC Flo Valley Contemporary Gallery. Ferguson, MO.


Awards and Recognition



SLA Summer Graduate REsearch and Write-Up Award Tulane University

Advanced Student Exhibition, STLCC Flo Valley Contemporary Gallery. Ferguson, MO.



St. Louis Community College Student Government Association Award of Excellence in Art St. Louis Black Pride Excellence in Art

Luminary Arts Future Funds Grant


Art St. Louis Award of Excellence, Varsity Art
St. Louis Community College Student Government Association Award of Excellence in Art



Publications and Press


Strange Fire Q&A, Jessican Baran



Five Local Artist Who Celebrate the Human Form, Lauren Smith. Alive Magazine



A Radical Black Art Renaissance Is Reshapping A Fractured St. Louis, James McAnally. ViceMagazine.

A Free Space Between Intersections, John Blaire. All the Art

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