Jamal Cyrus: Manna and Braised Collards

Thursday, Apr 22 – May 29, 2021

1612 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

PATRON is proud to launch our new location at 1612 W. Chicago Ave. with our first solo exhibition with Houston-based artist Jamal Cyrus titled, Manna and Braised Collards. This marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Chicago and is followed later this year by a traveling solo exhibition at The Blaffer Museum of Art in Houston as well as his participation in Prospect 5 in New Orleans in October. Manna and Braised Collards will open to the public on April 24 and continue through May 29, 2021.

To make an appointment, please visit us on TOCK. Masks are required inside of the gallery at all times. 


JAMAL CYRUS (b. 1973, Houston, TX) lives and works in Houston, TX. Cyrus received an MFA from University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from the University of Houston. Cyrus has won several awards, most recently the David C. Driskell Prize, awarded by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (2020); Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant(2019); and BMW Art Journey. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, including The End of My Beginning, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, TX (2021); Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2020); Direct Message: Art, Language and PowerMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2019); Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH (2018); Jamal Cyrus x Jamire Williams: Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (2018); and The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 – Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2016). 

Cyrus was also a member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones and Associates. As a member of the collective, he exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC; the Menil Collection, Houston; and the 2006 Whitney Biennial.

His work is included in the public collections of The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX; and The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA.