UK Artist Named to Huffington Post's Top 30 Black Artists List
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2013) — Ebony G. Patterson, assistant professor in painting at the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, has been named by Huffington Post as one of the "Top 30 Black Artists Under 40."
According to the online newspaper, the 30 artists on the Huffington Post's list were chosen for "contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Whether through sculpture, photography, video or performance, each artist illuminates the complexity of the self with a unique and bold vision."
Patterson was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and holds a degree in painting from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and a master's degree in printmaking and drawing from Sam Fox College of Art and Design at Washington University in St. Louis.
Patterson was a presenter in April 2011 at TEDxIrie in New Kingston, Jamaica, and had her artwork on the cover of Caribbean Beat magazine. Patterson was also the first visual artist to receive the Rex Nettleford Fellowship in Cultural Studies, which is presented to a Caribbean resident under the age of 35 who has shown excellence in that field.
"I am just incredibly humbled by this honor," Patterson said. “My friend tagged me in the article on Facebook. I was giggling like a little school girl all day! I feel incredibly encouraged by the attention my work has been receiving. I am just really ecstatic about it all. I only hope this will bring me even greater challenges that will continue to push me as an artist, I am always curious and constantly looking for ways to grow."
To see more of Patterson’s artwork, or to learn more about her, visit her website at ebonygpatterson.com.
The UK School of Art and Visual Studies in the UK College of Fine Arts is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of art studio, art history and visual studies, and art education.
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