Khalilah Birdsong

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Khalilah Birdsong, Out of the Torpor, 2021, Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 48 inches

Khalilah Birdsong has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Germany and Italy. Her paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections, including that of President Barack Obama and are under consideration to hang in his Presidential Library. Birdsong’s paintings bring to mind the work of Alfred Leslie, Joan Mitchell, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jack Whitten and of, course, Gerhard Richter. However, whereas they were tied to references to nature and their style looser and freer, her work combines physicality with a precision and finely calibrated balance.