Kahlil Robert Irving (b. 1992, San Diego, CA) is an artist currently living and working in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University, St. Louis (MFA Fellow, 2017); and the Kansas City Art Institute (BFA, Art History and Ceramics/Sculpture, 2015). His work has been exhibited at the Nerman MOCA, Kansas; the Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix; and the RISD Museum, Rhode Island, among others.
Irving was selected to participate in the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial hosted by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where his solo exhibition is on view between May - August 2020. In 2018, Irving’s first institutional solo exhibition took place at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, Connecticut, and was accompanied by a full-color catalogue with essays and an interview. Irving's work is featured in Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019, upcoming at the Whitney Museum (November 20, 2019–January 2021).
His work is in the collections of J.P Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.