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Ebony G. Patterson | Jamaica

Born in 1981, in Kingston, Jamaica,
Lives and works in Kingston, Jamaica.
Painting, sculpture, installation, video, performance

Graduated from the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts of Kingston, Jamaica (2004) and in drawing and printmaking from the Sam Fox College of Design & Visual Arts of St Louis, USA (2006).

Ebony Patterson received several prizes and grants, among which the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence, in Art and Culture in Jamaica and the Peter Marcus Printmaking Award.

Her last individual shows include : Out & Bad vs. Cheap & Clean at the Galerie André Arsenec of the CMAC in Fort-de-France, Martinique (2012) ; Out & Bad at the Bermuda National Gallery in Hamilton, Bermuda (2012) ; On the Wall and in the Gallery at the gallery Monique Meloche in Chicago, USA (2011) ; Fashion Ova’ Style at the See Line Gallery in West Hollywood, USA (2010) ; Gangstas, Disciplez + the Boyz at the Cag[e] Gallery of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica (2009) and Case Studies: Venus, Cuts and Aprons at the Mutual Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica (2005). She realizes the performance Cheap & Clean – Interrogating Masculinities Project in 2012.

Regarding her participation to collective exhibitions, her work was showcased in :  Caribbean : Crossroads of the World in New York – 3 museums (2012-2013) ; Contemporary Jamaican Art, circa1962 | circa2012 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada (2012) ; Who More Sci-Fi Than Us at the Kunsthal KadE of Amersfoort, The Netherlands (2012) ; Into the Mix at the KMAC in Louisville, USA (2012) ; Black Gossamer at the Glass Curtain Gallery of Columbia College, USA (2011) ; Vous Êtes Ici at the Fondation Clément in Martinique (2011) ; Gathering Together, Kravets at the Wehby Gallery of New York, USA (2009) ; Rockstone and Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art at Real Art Ways in Hartford, USA (2009) ; Lip/ Stick at the Praxis Gallery of New York, USA (2008) ; Moca Fresh at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles, USA (2008) and Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, USA (2007-2008).

Ebony Patterson also participated in the first edition of the Ghetto Biennial of the Grand’Rue of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2009. Several times, she exhibited in the National Gallery of Jamaica’s biennials, and she was featured in its Young Talent shows.

The photographs of Ebony G. Patterson were included in the book Pictures from Paradise – A Survey of Contemporary Caribbean Photography by Robert and Christopher Publishers, released in April 2012 – a unique and necessary book compiling the work of 18 Caribbean photographers.