In Dialog With Ebony G. Patterson

In Dialog With Ebony G. Patterson

March 27, 2019 - 5:00pm
Rowan University Art Gallery
301 West High Street
Open to the Public
Mary Salvante
(856) 256-4521
Open to all

If We Must Die…

Ebony G. Patterson bears witness to the violence and social injustices imposed upon the invisible and the voiceless.

Known for her drawings, tapestries, videos, sculptures and installations that involve surfaces layered with flowers, glitter, lace and bead, Ebony G. Patterson’s works investigate forms of embellishment as they relate to youth culture within disenfranchised communities. 

Born in Jamaica, Patterson received her BFA from Edna Manley College in Jamaica and an MFA from Sam Fox College of Design & Visual Arts in St. Louis. She has had recent solo exhibitions at The Perez Museum in Miami, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art, and Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago. She was featured in biennials in Havana, Cuba; New Orleans; Jamaica; and Miami. She has exhibited in Brazil, Boston, and New York, in addition to group exhibitions at Seattle Art Museum, National Art Gallery of the Cayman Islands, and National Gallery of the Bahamas among others. Her work is included in a number of public collections, including The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Art and Design, New York; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; 21c Museum Hotels; and the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston.


Professor, Department of Art & Design, and Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. Her research centers around Cuban artists and the diaspora in the cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. She has writen exstensivly on former Black Panther artist Emory Douglas and his current international human rights activism. 



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