JARED THORNE (Columbus, OH)
As a black artist investigating the culture of his own people, Jared Thorne seeks to challenge hegemonic as well as self-imposed constructs of Black identity in America and beyond. Recently he has been exploring the diasporic relationship between America and Africa. Thorne’s work centers on issues of race, social class and gender. He engages questions of authenticity, representation, and history, challenging the viewer to redefine his or her relationship to modernity.
Thorne has an MA in Fine Arts from Columbia University.