Born: Kingston, Jamaica, 1981

Resides: Kingston, Jamaica, and Lexington, Kentucky

Education: Sam Fox College of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis (M.F.A., 2006); Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica (Honors Diploma in Painting, 2004)


Selected Solo Exhibitions



“…While the Dew Is Still on the Roses…,” Pérez Art Museum, Miami (November 8–August 18, 2019).

Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (November 15–December 22).



“If We Must Die…,” SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia.

“…When They Grow Up,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.

“Invisible Presence: Bling Memories,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia.



“Dead Treez,” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Traveled to Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Boston University Art Galleries (2016); University of Buffalo Art Gallery (2017).



“dy/nas/ty,” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas.



“…Until You See Them,” Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.



“Out & Bad,” Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda.



“Ebony G. Patterson,” Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

“ACT 5: 2 of 219,” Alice Yard, Port of Spain, Trinidad.



“Gangstas, Disciplez, and the Doily Boys,” Cage Gallery, Edna Manley College, Kingston, Jamaica.


Selected Group Exhibitions



“The Sunshine Eaters,” Onsite Gallery at Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto.

“Dress Matters: Clothing as Metaphor,” Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona.

“Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago,” Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.

“Face to Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture,” California African American Museum, Los Angeles.



“32nd Bienal de São Paulo,” Brazil.

“Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art,” Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Traveled to the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky (2017).

“About Face,” Creative Alliance, Baltimore.

2015 “Twelfth Havana Biennial,” Cuba.

“Disguise: Masks and Global African Art,” Seattle Art Museum, Washington.

“En Mas: Caribbean as Site Specific Performance,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. Traveled to the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman (2016); National Gallery of the Bahamas, Nassau (2016); DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago (2017); Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco (2017); Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas (2018).



“Jamaica Biennial 2014,” National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston.

“Prospect.3: Notes for Now,” Tulane University, New Orleans.


Selected Bibliography



McKeon, Lucy. “What Does Innocence Look Like?,” The New Yorker (April 11).

Cotter, Holland.  “Ebony G. Patterson: Dead Treez,” New York Times (February 12).



MacMillan, Kyle. “Ebony G. Patterson at Monique Meloche,” Art in America (December 17).

Laster, Paul. “Ebony G. Patterson,” Modern Painters (December).



Bynoe, Holly, et al. “Island Life,” Frieze (April).

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