Ebony G. Patterson

Jamaican, born 1981

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Ebony G. Patterson

Jamaican, born 1981

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In her work, the Jamaica-born mixed-media artist Ebony G. Patterson recontextualizes gender norms and explores Jamaican dancehall culture. She creates highly entrancing, colorful pieces, which are reminiscent of Kehinde Wiley’s paintings. Patterson represents the transformations of gender and body politics by blending tapestry, beading, sequins, crochet, and Internet-sourced images of violent murders. The resulting pieces seduce the viewer with mesmerizing, striking textures. “I'm hoping . . . to pull the viewer in to see further and raise questions about how we engage in the act of looking,” she has said. Patterson’s work thus elicits a civic awareness that raises the stakes for popular culture as a whole.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Bass Museum of Art
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Bienal de Sao Paulo, and 1 more
Biography

In her work, the Jamaica-born mixed-media artist Ebony G. Patterson recontextualizes gender norms and explores Jamaican dancehall culture. She creates highly entrancing, colorful pieces, which are reminiscent of Kehinde Wiley’s paintings. Patterson represents the transformations of gender and body politics by blending tapestry, beading, sequins, crochet, and Internet-sourced images of violent murders. The resulting pieces seduce the viewer with mesmerizing, striking textures. “I'm hoping . . . to pull the viewer in to see further and raise questions about how we engage in the act of looking,” she has said. Patterson’s work thus elicits a civic awareness that raises the stakes for popular culture as a whole.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
user
Solo show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 1 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Bass Museum of Art
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Bienal de Sao Paulo, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Ebony G. Patterson
What Sold at Art Basel in Miami Beach
Dec 9th, 2019
The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
Sep 16th, 2019
Inside One Artist’s Massive, Lush Garden Built to Memorialize the Dead
Dec 3rd, 2018
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