Ebony G. Patterson

Ebony G. Patterson, ...they stood in a time of unknowing...for those who bear/bare witness2018. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Ebony G. Patterson, ...among the flowers between the blades...while the dew is on the roses...for those who bear/bare witness, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Photo: RCH Photography

Ebony G. Patterson, ...a pale horse weeps in silence...for those who bear/bare witness2018. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Ebony G. Patterson, ...we lost...for those who bear/bare witness, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Ebony G. Patterson, ...they stood in a time of unknowing...for those who bear/bare witness2018. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

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 exhibitions include Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA (2018); The Studio Museum, USA (2016); Museum of Arts and Design, USA (2016); and 32nd São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2016).