Chicago-based artist Arnold J. Kemp currently has solo exhibitions at JOAN, Los Angeles, and at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis (2021). His works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem, both New York; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, CA; and the Portland Art Museum, OR, among others. Kemp, who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In 2020, he was awarded the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for his forthcoming essay on the curator Kynaston McShine. Recent solo exhibitions include “New and Recent Work,” curated by Bob Nickas for MAY 68 Books & Records at Martos Gallery, New York (2018), and “THE STUPIDITY OF BELIEF” at Iceberg Projects, Chicago (2017). Kemp’s art is featured in Nia DaCosta’s film Candyman (2020), and, in early 2021, the gallery M. LeBlanc released FEBRUARY 14, his first literary publication, which documents his original play and accompanying 2017 exhibition, “WHEN THE SICK RULE THE WORLD” at Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City.