Jonathan Lyndon Chase
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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 work has been recently featured in solo and two-person institutional exhibitions at the Fabric Workshop Museum in Philadelphia titled Big Wash in 2020-2021; the Pond Society in Shanghai titled Jonathan Lyndon Chase in 2019; and LSU Museum of Art in New Orleans titled Semblance: The Public/Private/Shared Self also in 2019. Recent group shows include those at 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," an experimental narrative blending horror and science fiction, with Capricious Foundation in 2020. Chase was born in 1989 in Philadelphia, PA where they currently live and work.