• An untitled artwork by Y. Malik Jalal with found objects and collaged papers and paintings.

    Y. Malik Jalal

    Untitled, 2023

    Painting with collage elements

    48 x 60 inches

  • Y. Malik Jalal

    To Bessie Harvey, 2022

    High chromium steel, mild steel, found broken baseball shard with ink

    41 1/2 x 27 x 23 inches

  • A mixed media work by Y. Malik Jalal titled Memorial Day Weekend, dated 2022.

    Y. Malik Jalal

    Memorial Day Weekend, 2022

    Mild steel, archival Inkjet prints, plexiglass

    37 1/2 x 24 inches

  • Y. Malik Jalal: Bent

    Installation View

    Photo by Cary Whittier

  • A sculpture by Y. Malik Jalal titled Portrait of the Artist as Indignation, dated 2021.

    Y. Malik Jalal

    Portrait of the Artist as Indignation, 2021

    Oak, iron, glass marble, bus token, coyote teeth

    19 x 9 x 9 inches

  • An untitled collage by Y. Malik Jalal, dated 2020.

    Y. Malik Jalal

    Untitled, 2020

    Found images, photographs, and fabric on steel

    48 x 24 inches

  • A painting by Y. Malik Jalal titled Chucky Painting #1, dated 2021.

    Y. Malik Jalal

    Chucky Painting #1, 2021

    Acrylic on plywood

    36 x 47 inches

  • An untitled painting by Y. Malik Jalal, dated 2020.

    Y. Malik Jalal

    Untitled, 2020

    Found images, rubber, masonry cement, and acrylic

    27 x 24 inches

  • A sculpture by Y. Malik Jalal titled Equestrian Study #1, dated 2021.

    Y. Malik Jalal

    Equestrian Study #1, 2021

    Steel

    24 x 20 x 20 inches

  • A sculpture by Y. Malik Jalal titled This Epic Struggle, dated 2020.

    Y. Malik Jalal

    This Epic Struggle 2020

    Found toolbox and images, cast iron, forged steel

    30 x 35.5 x 26 inches

The sea swept the sandcastles away.

January 11 -February 24, 2024

Bent

Y. Malik Jalal

June 18 -July 29, 2022

Pre-Renovation Potluck

Inaugural Exhibition

May 22 -June 30, 2021

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Of Joy and Terror
Y. Malik Jalal
Coleman Art Center
2021

Altars to the Liver
Y. Malik Jalal
Institute 193
2021

Spook
Y. Malik Jalal
Delaplane
2020

A Study of the Supernatural Phenomena of Emergence
Y. Malik Jalal
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
2019

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Apple Stretching
Helena Anrather
2023

Crusading The Specter
Curated by Shikeith
Yossi Milo
2023

I’ve Gone to Look for America
Murmurs
2023

City as Site
Curated by Jess Bernhart
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
2022

Rosa Duffy & Y. Malik Jalal: untangling a little word
Curated by Logan Lockner
Swan Coach House Gallery
2022

Rumors of Form
Westibou Gallery
2021

because pearls and diamonds have not yet been heard to speak
The Hi-Lo Press
2020

Permanent and Natural
Carnegie Center Art History
2020

Unexpected Places
Mary S. Byrd Gallery
2019

Monument to the Home as an Institution
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
2019

Annual Georgia Artist Juried Exhibition
Abernathy Art Center
2019

Annual Juried Exhibition
MINT
2019

36 Chambers
The Gallery at Wish
2018

COARSE
Hi-Lo Press
2018

OPHELIA
Annual Art on the Atlanta Beltline Exhibition
2017

Y. Malik Jalal (b. Savannah, Georgia, 1994) employs traditional methods of craft and collage to expand dialogues on Black history, power, and humanity. He draws aesthetically and conceptually from the lineages of his mediums, welding steel and bronze to address histories formed by morphing industries and inequalities. Jalal references traditional crafts and practices alongside pop culture, weaving African customs among violent American events, and employing symbols from advertising and Black horror in an embodiment of collective anxiety. Further layered by lenses of Islam, Christianity, and Spiritualism, Jalal’s work forms a complex expression of Blackness that draws broadly and critically from all directions.

Y. Malik Jalal lives and works between Atlanta, Georgia and New Haven, Connecticut. Jalal earned a BA from Oglethorpe University in 2016. Previous solo exhibitions include Bent at MARCH (New York, NY), Of Joy and Terror at the Coleman Art Center (York, AL), Altars to the Liver at Institute 193 (Lexington, KY), and A Study of the Supernatural Phenomena of Emergence at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center (Mobile, AL). He has exhibited in group shows at Helena Anrather (New York, NY), Murmurs (Los Angeles, CA), Yossi Milo (New York, NY), Hi-Lo Press (Atlanta, GA), and the Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA), among others. Jalal has curated group exhibitions at The Hi-Lo Press and the High Rise Exhibition. His zine, A Brief History of the World Vol. 1, was released exclusively at For Keeps Books in 2020.

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The New York Times
January 24, 2024
What To See in N.Y.C. Galleries in January
By Jillian Steinhauer

Burnaway
January 8, 2024
The sea swept the sandcastles away. (To wake up in Atlanta!) at MARCH, New York
By Madeleine Seidel

The Yale Review
September 18, 2023
Found Frame Works: Y. Malik Jalal’s wrought portraits of Black life
By Will Frazier

BURNAWAY
April 17, 2021
Y. Malik Jalal: Altars to the Liver at Institute 193
By Burnaway Staff

BURNAWAY
November 25, 2020
Y. Malik Jalal and Rosa Duffy at Hi-Lo Press, Atlanta
By Taylor Janay Manigoult

BURNAWAY
March 20, 2020
Y. Malik Jalal at Alabama Contemporary, Mobile
By Burnaway Staff

ARTS ATL
May 3, 2019
MINT Gallery’s timely Duplexity deals with love, hate and life’s double standards
By Shelley Danzy

BURNAWAY
February 13, 2019
Studio Visit with Y. Malik Jalal in Atlanta
By Logan Lockner

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