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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 amidst the backdrop of urban and domestic spaces. Chase’s work has been previously featured in various solo and group presentations including those at Art Basel, Switzerland; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pond Society (solo), Shanghai; Company Gallery, New York; LSU Museum of Art (solo), Baton Rouge; the Rubell Foundation, Miami; Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke; California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; The Bunker, Collection of Beth Rudin De-Woody, Palm Beach and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Philadelphia. Chase is a recipient of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2019). They received a BFA from the University of the Arts and an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2022
My work is about the mundane experiences of Queer Black people. I'm interested in body and space relationships. The six senses of the body. Physical, mental, spiritual, and liminal spaces can be public or private. My work is about love, visually, what feels raw and feels real. Mental health and self-love. My inspiration can come from my day-to-day findings like a taste or smell, a dream, or a memory.”