Lavar Munroe

b. November 19th 1982, Nassau Bahamas
Works between Germantown MD and Nassau Bahamas.

Munroe earned his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design (2007). He represented the Bahamas at the 2010 Liverpool Biennale. Munroe then went on to earn a MFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2013). He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2013). Munroe was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting and Sculpture Grant (2013). In 2014, Munroe was awarded a Postdoctorial Fellowship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was later recognized with the Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence (2015). In 2015, Munroe exhibited in the 56 th Venice Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor. He was artist-in- residence at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire followed by the Joan Mitchel Center in New Orleans (2015). He participated in the 12 th Dakar bienalle (2016). Munroe was the recipiant of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation: TREAD Senegal residency (2017). His work has been shown in institutions such as The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the Orlando Museum of Art, the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, the Nasher Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, the SCAD Museum of Art among others.