1986 · United States
Jacolby Satterwhite addresses themes of labor, consumption, sex, body, and queerness through fantastic pieces of installation, virtual reality, and digital media. These works often incorporate performance, sculpture, 3D animation, photography, video game technology, queer theory, drawing, and voguing to provide his audiences with real and imagined worlds populated by avatars of fellow artists and friends. His work is heavily influenced by his late mother, whose presence within Satterwhite’s quasi-utopian digital world serves as both myth and memory.
Born 1986 in Columbia, South Carolina Satterwhite received his Bachelor of FIne Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore; and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2010. He received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in 2013 and the United States Artist Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellowship in 2016. His work has been presented throughout the United States and Europe most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; New Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Art; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. His work is also included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York City.