Ebony G. Patterson is a mixed-media artist who frequently investigates issues of culture, identity, gender, and the female body in her work. She also is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at the University of Kentucky.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Patterson earned an Honors Diploma in Painting from Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2004 and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Washington University in 2006.
Patterson is the recipient of several awards and scholarships in Jamaica and internationally. In 2005, she won the Jury Prize in Jamaica’s 2005 Super Plus Under-40 Artist-of-the-Year Competition, which carried a $100,000 honorarium. As part of that prize, she displayed her work in a solo show at The Mutual Gallery in Kingston. In 2006, she was honored with the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Art and Culture.
A four-time participant in Jamaica’s National Biennial at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Patterson has shown her work in numerous other group exhibitions in Jamaica, the United States, Martinique, Haiti, France, and the United Kingdom. Recent solo exhibitions include Ebony G. Patterson on the Wall and in the Gallery at moniquemeloche Gallery (Chicago), Fashion Ova’ Style at See Line Gallery at the Pacific Design Center (West Hollywood, CA), and Gangstas, Disciplez + the Doiley Boyz at Edna Manley College’s CAG[e] Gallery.