My Down There
Vulva Vulva Where are you ?
The Red Condition in Pristine White Porcelain
My Mother’s Camera
I am fascinated by the female body and its function, as object .It is container, depository and passage. It is Carcass; it bleeds, it smells without a day’s wash; it is fragile, moist, and susceptible to all kinds of infections. I am overwhelmed by images, thoughts, words and materials that reference these ideas.
Artist Bio / CV
Born a native of Kingston in 1981,Ebony Patterson graduated from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2004, where she received an Honors Diploma in Painting and from Sam Fox College of Art and Design at the Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 , with a Masters in Fine Arts in Printmaking and Drawing .
She has participated in several group exhibitions in Jamaica and abroad since 2001; this includes : Woolworth Windows, Tacoma Contemporary (Tacoma ,WA) 2007, Intimate Matter, ( two person exhibit University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia) 2006, Redhead Experimental Exhibit: A History of Women’s Art, (New York ,NY ) 2006, ‘Young Generations 2005 and 2006’ (Mutual Gallery), ‘Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year 2005’ , ‘Saakhi: A Multi- Ethnic look at Women’s Health and Bodies’ 2005 (St. Louis, Missouri), ‘CIAC Summer Exhibit 2005’ (Pont Aven, France), ‘Curator’s Eye II : Identity : Personal and Social Narratives (Kingston, Jamaica), 2005 , ‘Jamaica Biennial 2004+ 2006’ (National Gallery), Royal Overseas League Travel Scholars 2002 Exhibition’ (Hosted in 2003London and 2004 Edinburgh at The ROSL). She is also slated to participate in the first major contemporary Caribbean art exhibit in the United States Infinite Islands, Brooklyn Museum in August 2007.
Patterson staged three solo exhibits, in Jamaica and the United States. Her fourth ‘Hybrid’ will be staged at the Seeline Gallery in Santa Monica , CA September 2007
She is the recipient of several scholarships and Awards from both her home and abroad.Her works are apart of several private and public collection in Europe, Jamaica nad the United States.
Patterson currently serves as Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.