Kalup Linzy is an American performance and video artist who lives and works Brooklyn, NY. Linzy is originally from Clermont, Florida and in 2003 he received his MFA from the University of South Floridsa. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture video art workshop. In 2005, Linzy received a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and was named a Guggenheim fellow. Kalup’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, and Artforum.
Linzy’s most known for his series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of television soap opera. Most of the characters are performed by Linzy himself (many of them in drag). Kalup also performs many of these same characters on stage. In 201o, Linzy made his debut appearance on the soap opera General Hospital after being invited by the actor James Franco.
Watch one of Kalup Linzy’s pieces here.