Cosmo Whyte (b.) 1982, Jamaica, is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice employs drawing, painting, installation, and sculpture.
Whyte has exhibited his work extensively both nationally and internationally. Exhibitions of note include Prospect 5 New Orleans, "Relational Undercurrents" at the Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, the "13th Havana Biennial", "Get Up Stand Up" at The Somerset House, England, and "The Sea is History" at the Museum of Cultural History, Norway.
Whyte has been the recipient of the Harpo Foundation New Works Project Grant (2021),the Art Matters Award (2019) and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2019), the Working Artist Project Award (2018), The Drawing Center's Open Sessions Fellowship (2018), Artadia Award (2016), the International Sculpture Center’s “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award” (2015) and the Edge Award (2010).
His work is in the public collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica, High Museum, 21c Collection, Hallmark Art Collection, and Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Whyte attended Bennington College in Vermont for his BFA, Maryland Institute Collegeof Art for his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and the University of Michigan for his MFA.
Whyte is an Associate Professor of Art at UCLA.