Jonathan Lyndon Chase is an interdisciplinary artist who works in painting, video, sound, and sculpture to depict queer Black love and community. Rendered through layers of bright, visceral paint, make-up and glitter, Chase’s figures are suspended in various forms of articulation amidst the backdrop of urban and domestic spaces. These dynamic compositions blend emotional and physical, internal and external states of being to challenge and subvert canonical misrepresentations and exclusion of the Black body.
Chase’s recently featured solo and two-person institutional exhibitions include his beard is soft, my hands are empty, Artists Space, New York (2023); Big Wash, the Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia (2020-2021); Jonathan Lyndon Chase, the Pond Society, Shanghai (2019); and Semblance: The Public/Private/Shared Self, LSU Museum of Art in New Orleans (2019). Recent group shows include those at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; the Rudolph Tegner Museum, Dronningmølle; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; LACMA, Los Angeles; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; RISD Museum of Art, Providence; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; the Rubell Museum, Miami and Washington, D.C.; and the California African American Museum, Los Angeles. Their work is included in numerous private and public collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Walker Art Center, ICA Miami, High Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bronx Museum, Rubell Museum, Buxton Contemporary Art Museum, The Wedge Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Leslie Lohman Museum, and Woodmere Museum of Art. Jonathan Lyndon Chase published "wild wild Wild West & Haunting of the Seahorse,” (2020) an experimental narrative blending horror and science fiction, with Capricious Foundation. Chase was born in 1989 in Philadelphia, PA where they currently live and work.