G. Patterson

Ebony G. Patterson
Painter & Mixed Media Artist
Chicago, IL
2018 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Sarah Arison.

Ebony G. Patterson, born in Kingston, Jamaica, is a painter and mixed media artist. Patterson has presented solo exhibitions and projects at several institutions in the United States including The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2016); the Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art (2016); and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2016). Her large-scale solo show Dead Treez originated at the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (2015) and traveled to Museum of Art and Design, New York (2015); Boston University Art Galleries (2016); and UB Art Galleries, University at Buffalo, New York (2017). Patterson is a 2017 Artist in Residence at the Rauschenberg Foundation and a recipient of the 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Art Grant.

Patterson’s work was included in the 32nd São Paulo Bienal: Live Uncertainty (2016); the 12th Havana Biennial: Between the Idea and the Experience, Cuba (2015); Prospect.3: Notes for Now, New Orleans (2014), and the Jamaica Biennial 2014 at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston. She is included in a number of public collections, including The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC; Speed Art Museum, Lexington, KY; and the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston.

Patterson received a BFA from Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica and an MFA from the Sam Fox College of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. She is an Associate Professor in Painting at the University of Kentucky, Lexington and is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago.

Portrait photo courtesy of Monique Meloche Gallery.

  • they grow up), mixed media, handcut, jacquard photo tapestry with glitter, trim, rhinestones, embellishments, beads, toys, and handcast fabric balloons, variable dimensions, 2016. Installed at the 32nd São Paulo Bienal, Live Uncertainty, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • ...PRESENCE..., multi-media Installation with 23 embellished mannequins, 3D projection, sound with custom-made outfits, flowers, beads, accessories, shoes, plastic insects, feathered butterflies and cinderblocks, 2016-2017.