Lavar Munroe
Born 1982 in Nassau, Bahamas 
Lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Lavar Munroe works with acrylic and mixed media on unstretched canvas, often incorporating objects and materials such as mousetraps, beads, ceramic tiles, textiles, and feathers. In his most recent series, the artist focuses on sea travel and its relationship to ancestry, migration, and refugees.  Recent exhibitions include shows at the Perez Art Museum Miami; National Gallery of Bahamas, Nassau; MAXXI Museum of Art, Rome; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; and the Meadows Museum of Art, Louisiana. Works have been included in previous exhibitions at Prospect 4 Triennial, New Orleans, directed by Trevor Schoonmaker, All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor, 12th Dakar Biennale, curated by Simon Njami, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and SCAD Museum of Art, among others.
Lavar Munroe, And If Ya Drown, Ya Drown, 2021, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 213.4x 356.8 cm. Courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery.

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