Jacolby Satterwhite

En Plein Air: Abduction I, 2014
C-print on custom box
84 x 57 inches
213.4 x 144.8 cm


b. 1986, Columbia, SC
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


MFA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore, MD


Lundgren Gallery, Palme de Mallorca, Spain
Birds in Paradise, Jacolby Satterwhite, Patricia Satterwhite, and Nick Weiss, Atlanta Contemporary, GA
Jacolby Satterwhite, Morán Morán at Statements/Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Blessed Avenue, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

Jacolby Satterwhite, Moran Bondaroff at NADA NY, New York, NY
En Plein Air: Music of Objective Romance, Performance in Progress, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

How Lovely Is Me Being As I Am, OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
WPA Hothouse Video: Jacolby Satterwhite, Curated by Julie Chae, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC

Island of Treasure, Mallorca Landings, Palma, Spain
Triforce, The Bindery Projects, Minneapolis, MN
Grey Lines, Recess Activities, New York, NY
The House of Patricia Satterwhite, Mallorca Landings, Palma, Spain
The Matriarch’s Rhapsody, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Jacolby Satterwhite, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA


The Legacy of Architectonic Futurism, BANK, Shanghai, China
We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments., Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Design for Living, Foxy Production, New York, NY
Caressing History, Curated by Adwait Singh, Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, India
Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre, Bury, UK; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
I Was Raised on the Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Being Modern: Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Everything is More than One Thing Future Feel Good, Mother Culture, Los Angeles, CA
GAZE, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Progeny! EFA Project Space Program, New York, NY
First Look: Artists’ VR, New Museum, New York, NY
Commercial Break, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
Visual Notes for an Upside-Down World, Curated by Jack McGrath, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY
Wholesome Environment, Lundgren Gallery, Palma, Spain
American African American, Phillips, London, UK
Body Language
, Company Gallery, New York, NY
Performance in Progress, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Myths of the Marble
, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Transmissions from the Etherspace, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

Mentors, Curated by Rick Herron, CFHILL, Stockholm, Sweden
New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tomorrow Never Happens, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene, University Art Museum, SUNY, Albany, NY
9th Berlin Bienniale, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Imitation of Life: Melodrama and Race in the 21st Century, HOME, Manchester, UK
Luis Gispert + Jacolby Satterwhite, Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Disguise: Masks + Global African Art, Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Disguise: Masks + Global African Art, Fowler Art Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Screen Play: Life in an Animated World, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Mirror Stage: Visualizing the Self After the Internet, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
America is Hard To See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Radical Presence, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
When the Stars Begin to Fall, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Weird Science, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Queer Fantasy, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA

Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
New Frontier, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT
Radical Presence, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Jacolby Satterwhite: Video Room, Fri Art Center D’art de Fribourg Kunsthalle, Freiburg, Switzerland
Go Stand Next to the Mountain, Hales Gallery, London, UK
Burned by the Sun, Mallorca Landings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Radical Presence Part II, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Radical Presence Part I, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York, NY
Nu Age Hustle, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY
Toonskin, Curated by Kenya Robinson, ArtSpace Connecticut, New Haven, CT
Aboveground Animation, MOCATV screening and online exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
Bronx Calling, 2nd AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
Trans Technology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Radical Presence, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
3-D Form: Aboveground Animation, The New Museum, New York, NY
Bigger than Shadows, Curated by Ian Cofre and Rich Blint, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Made in Woodstock, CPW Biannual Exhibition, Woodstock, NY
Operating Systems, Curated by Heng Gil Han, Dean Projects, New York, NY
Park Side of the Moon, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Beasts of Revelation, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Two Person show with Jacolby Satterwhite & Devin Troy Strother, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY
Spectrum Vision, Reverse Space curated by AD Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Shift, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Oh, You mean Cellophane & All that Crap, The Calder Foundation, New York, NY
Clifford Owens’ Anthology, Curated by Christopher Lew, PS.1 MoMA, New York, NY
StudioLLC, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY

AD Projects Screening, Big Screen Project, New York, NY
Art in Odd Places, Curated by Trinidad Fombella and Kalia Brooks, New York, NY
Pixelated, Curated by Zemen Kidane, Isissa Komada-John, & Jabari Owens-Bailey, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY
If There’s No Dancing At The Revolution I’m Not Coming, Curated by Simone Leigh & Naomi Beckwith, Recess Activities, inc., New York, NY
Future Selves 2, Big Screen Project, New York, NY

Do It Yourself, Curated by Derrick Adams and Wardell Milan, Dash Gallery, New York, NY
I Know What You Did Last Summer, St. Cecelia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY
The Movement Research Festival, Curated by A.L. Steiner, Center for Performance Research, New York, NY
Robert Melee’s Talent Show, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Conversions, Curated by Melissa Calderon, Bronxspace, New York, NY
Civil Disobedience, Curated by Latoya Ruby Frazier and Matt Posey, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
The Mothership Has Landed, Curated by Derrick Adams, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Weerrq!, Saturday Sessions screening and performance, Curated by Edwin Ramoran, PS.1 MoMA, New York, NY

Sympathetic Magic, Art In the Age, Philadelphia, PA
The Labyrinth Wall Exhibition, Exit Art, New York, NY

The B-Sides, Curated by Edwin Ramoran, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Transformers, Curated by Derrick Adams, MICA, Baltimore, MD
Summer Mixtape Sessions Volume One, Curated by Herb Tam and Lauren Rosati, Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY
It’s Not Easy, Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY
Build A Fire, Plexus Art Gallery, Louisville, KY

Driven, Smithsonian Institute’s S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC


2016 United States Artists Award, USA Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellow
2013-14 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Artist in Residence
2013 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
2013 Art Matters Grant
2013 Recess Art, Sessions Residency
2012-13 Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship 2nd Year
2012 Headlands Center for Arts – Artist in Residence
2011-12 Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship 1st Year
2011 Electronic Television Center Finishing Funds Grant
2011 Center for Photography, Woodstock
2011 Van Lier Grant, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Studio LLC Program
2011 Queer Arts Mentorship Fellowship
2010-11 Harvest Works Artist In Residence
2010 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship
2007 Grand Prize winner for Driven Exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute’s S. Dillon Ripley Center


Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY