Ebony G. Patterson

Ebony G. Patterson (b. 1981, Kingston, Jamaica) lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica and Chicago, USA. Patterson’s multi-layered practice uses beauty as a tool, employing opulent, hand-embellished surfaces and brightly coloured patterns to entice viewers to bear witness to social injustices. The work directs the viewer to look beyond the facades created by the ‘fabricated fantasies of a consumerist culture and consider the realities of those ‘not touched by the glitter and gold’. Patterson is the recipient of the United States Artists Award (2018). Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Athens Biennial, Greece (2021); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (2020); Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark (2020); Pérez Art Museum Miami; USA (2019); and 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2016).