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 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 Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Gió Marconi, Milan; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich; Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto; 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, Fairfield University 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.


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Selected Press

May 8 2024

Interview Mag

For Jonathan Lyndon Chase, A Masterpiece Emerges From the Rubble

Nov 16 2023

New York Times

For Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Hair Is Rooted in Pride

Nov 8 2023

Spike Art Magazine

Jonathan Lyndon Chase: his beard is soft, my hands are empty

Sep 15 2023

Elephant Magazine

What to See in NYC: September Gallery Guide

Sep 8 2023


The Can’t-Miss Gallery Shows Opening in Tribeca This Week

Sep 2 2023

New York Times

Shows That Give Off Pleasure, and a Bit of Body Heat

Jul 14 2023

Feeld Co

Three non-binary artists discuss their artistic practice

Jun 21 2023

Culture Mag

Manuel Solano, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, and Alfonso Gonzalez Jr. on Why Keith Haring Still Deserves Your Attention

Jun 9 2023


Curator’s Choice: Black Queer Artists Embrace Figurative Art on Their Own Terms

Mar 14 2023

V Magazine

Vivienne Westwood's Fall 2023 Lookbook: Descent Upon The Department Store

Feb 23 2023

Buds Digest

Dreaming with Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Feb 7 2023

Something Curated

Interview: Jonathan Lyndon Chase On Bodies In Flux & Rest As A Radical Act

Feb 6 2023

Purple Magazine

Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Sep 16 2022

The New York Times Style Magazine

What Does It Mean to Be a Young, Black Queer Artist Right Now?

Nov 30 2021

The Art Blog

Inclusive and engaging, the Scantland Collection’s “Present Generations” at the Columbus Museum of Art shows contemporary art’s power to connect

Oct 2 2021


Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Jul 21 2021


Jonathan Lyndon Chase: Big Wash Catalogue Dives Into an Exhibition Inspired by the Act of Cleansing and the Laundromat

Apr 1 2021

Art Forum

Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Feb 6 2021

The Tenth Magazine

Space to Wonder, Wildly with Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Jan 23 2021


Queer and Black at the laundromat: Jonathan Lyndon Chase at the Fabric Workshop and Museum

Jan 22 2021


Jonathan Lyndon Chase Uses Art as a Tool for Transformation and Healing

Dec 14 2020

Brooklyn Rail

Jonathan Lyndon Chase: Big Wash

Dec 11 2020


The 10 Best Art Shows of 2020

Dec 7 2020


Jonathan Lyndon Chase Prolifically Captures The People of Philadelphia

Dec 6 2020


Russell Tovey and Robert Diament highlight their favourite artists

Nov 11 2020

The New York Times

4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

Oct 2 2020


Jonathan Lyndon Chase at Baby Company

Sep 1 2020

Brooklyn Rail

Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s wild wild Wild West / Haunting of the Seahorse

Jun 29 2020

T Magazine

Works for the Now, by Queer Artists of Color

May 29 2020

Werkroep Caraibische Letteren

Reopening of ‘Tell me your story; 100 years of storytelling in African American Art’

Jan 24 2020

Culture Type


Jan 2 2020

LA Weekly

Disembodiment: Painting from the Black Vanguard

Dec 3 2019


The 2019 armory show was a color-drenched dreamscape

Nov 14 2019


Whitney Museum announces recent acquisitions

Oct 22 2019


Jonathan Lyndon Chase is Painting Black Male Homosexuality in All Its Stark, Loving Glory. At Last

Jun 20 2019


The New Canon: 7 Queer Painters Who Are Tapping into the History Books

May 2 2019

New York Times

At Frieze New York, Islands of Daring

Apr 26 2019


Frieze New York Is An Art Fair That Won’t Make You Miserable

Apr 16 2016

Culture Type

32 New Exhibitions Feature Innovative Works by Black Artists

Apr 9 2016


Dissections of Desire: Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s ‘Rosebud'

Mar 8 2016

The Color Hour

Jonathan Lyndon Chase: The Weight of Emotion and the Weight of Flesh


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