Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jamil Hellu is a visual artist whose work deals with issues of identity relating to race, queer sexuality, and gender.
Hellu's projects have been discussed in publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Advocate, and VICE. His work was included in the latest revision of Art & Queer Culture, published in 2019 by Phaidon.
He is the recipient of the San Francisco Art Commission’s Individual Artist Grant (2020), Zellerbach Family Foundation's Community Arts Grant (2020), Fleishhacker Foundation’s Eureka Fellowship Award (2018), the Kala Art Institute Fellowship, AIR Program at Recology San Francisco, Graduate Fellowship at Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Cité Internationale des Arts residency in Paris.
Hellu holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Art Practice from Stanford University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.
He teaches photography in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University.