Lavar Munroe (b. 1982, Nassau, Bahamas) earned his BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007, and his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in 2013. Munroe was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting and Sculpture Grant, and shortly thereafter, a Post Doctorial Fellowship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he was later recognized with a Postdoctoral Award of Research Excellence. In 2015, Munroe exhibited in the Venice Biennale, in the International Art Exhibition All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor. This was followed by residencies at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. In 2016, Munroe executed an ambitious multi-venue solo exhibit Journey Elsewhere: Musings from a Boundless Zoo at the SCAD Museum and Gutstein Gallery. He has also exhibited at institutions such as The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (St. Louis MO), the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (Nassau Bahamas), the Nasher Museum of Art (Durham, North Carolina), the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, among others. Munroe’s work is represented by Jenkins-Johnson Gallery (San Francisco / New York), Jack Bell Gallery (London), and NOMAD (Brussels / Miami). Munroe lives and works between Washington, DC and Nassau, Bahamas.