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1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

2017 Finalist

Ebony G. Patterson

The work of mixed-media artist Ebony G. Patterson investigates identity in contemporary society, particularly ideas concerning visibility and invisibility of those who are deemed disenfranchised. Her artistic practice combines painting, photography, collage, sculpture, performance, and installation, often on a large scale. A native of Jamaica, Patterson lives and works in Lexington, Kentucky, where she serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky.