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Karl McIntosh

A self-taught artist who works in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, collage, stone, wood, and metal and is a wizard at transforming found objects into works of art.  Born in Kingston, Jamaica McIntosh moved to the United States at an early age and later took up art.  Among his mentors are artist Otto Neals with whom he worked at the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the late artist Marian Griffin. McIntosh is also a poet, drummer, and dancer who draw his creative inspiration and expression from his study of African art and culture.  McIntosh’s work has been exhibited at numerous venues across the country including The Dorsey Art Gallery, The Skylight Gallery, MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary Diasporan Art), 843 Gallery, the National Black Fine Art Show, Color: the Chicago Black Fine Art Exhibition, the Fulton Art Fair, The George Washington Carver Gallery, The Red Piano Too in St. Helena, South Carolina, and the Brooklyn Museum.  He was mentioned in the April 16, 2004 edition of the New York Times in an article in connection with “Open” the Brooklyn Museum exhibition. His work can be found in many prominent collections throughout the country. McIntosh, a member of the National Conference of Artists and the Weusi Artists Collective has also been shown at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY, Kenkeleba Gallery of NY and Acban Art Gallery of Mt. Vernon, NY.

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