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JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation views of The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation views of The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 
Image credit: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Hyla Skopitz

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation views of The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation views of The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 
Image credit: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Hyla Skopitz

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation views of The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation views of The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 
Image credit: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Hyla Skopitz

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation views of The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation views of The Great Hall Commission: Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2, 2023 - January 7, 2024. 
Image credit: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Hyla Skopitz

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of at dawn at the Julia Stoschek Foundation, Berlin, 2022. Photo: Alwin Lay

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of at dawn at the Julia Stoschek Foundation, Berlin, 2022. Photo: Alwin Lay

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Site-specific installation of Pygmalion’s Ugly Season at the Guggenheim Museum YCC Party, New York, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Site-specific installation of Pygmalion’s Ugly Season at the Guggenheim Museum YCC Party, New York, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of An Eclectic Dance to the Music of Time at David Geffen Hall, commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem and Public Art Fund, New York, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of An Eclectic Dance to the Music of Time at David Geffen Hall, commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem and Public Art Fund, New York, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Do we dream under the same sky at Okayama Art Summit, Okayama City, Japan, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Do we dream under the same sky at Okayama Art Summit, Okayama City, Japan, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of A Feeling of Healing at Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of A Feeling of Healing at Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE, Installation view of Reifying Desire Seven-Dawn at the Cleveland Institute of Art, commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

Installation view of Reifying Desire Seven-Dawn at the Cleveland Institute of Art, commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Sweat at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Sweat at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Sweat at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Sweat at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Sweat at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Sweat at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE, Installation view of (Never) As I Was: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2020-21, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE

Installation view of (Never) As I Was: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2020-21, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of (Never) As I Was: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2020-21, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of (Never) As I Was: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2020-21, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of (Never) As I Was: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2020-21, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of (Never) As I Was: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2020-21, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, 2022

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Spirits Roaming on the Earth at Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Climate Changing at Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Climate Changing at Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Shrines at the Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Shrines at the Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea, 2021

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Room for Living at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2019-20

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Room for Living at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2019-20

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Room for Living at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2019-20

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Room for Living at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2019-20

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Room for Living at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2019-20

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Room for Living at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2019-20

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Speculative Bodies at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Speculative Bodies at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of You're at home at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of You're at home at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of You're at home at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of You're at home at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of You're at home at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of You're at home at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of You're at home at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of You're at home at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE & ANDRÉS JAQUE

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE & ANDRÉS JAQUE
Installation view of Is This Tomorrow? at Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Camp Fires at UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Camp Fires at UV Estudios, Buenos Aires, 2019

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE Installation view of Wholesome Environment at Lundgren Gallery, Palma, Spain, 2017

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Installation view of Wholesome Environment at Lundgren Gallery, Palma, Spain, 2017

Video

Jacolby Satterwhite: We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
September 24 - October 31, 2020

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Trailer for We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other
2020
HD color video with sound
RT: 24:22 min.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Trailer For Moments of Silence
2019
2-channel HD color video with sound
RT: 5:23 min.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Trailer for Blessed Avenue (Jade Edition)
2018
2-channel HD video, sound
RT: 19:18 min.

JACOLBY SATTERWHITE
Trailer for Avenue B
2018-19
2-channel HD color video with sound
RT: 20:38 min.

Biography

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

Jacolby Satterwhite is celebrated for a conceptual practice addressing crucial themes of labor, consumption, carnality and fantasy through immersive installation, virtual reality and digital media. He uses a range of software to produce intricately detailed animations and live action film of real and imagined worlds populated by the avatars of artists and friends. These animations serve as the stage on which the artist synthesizes the multiple disciplines that encompass his practice, namely illustration, performance, painting, sculpture, photography and writing. Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of real and fantastical references, guided by mythology, modernism, contemporary visual culture and video game language to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens. An equally significant influence is that of his late mother, Patricia Satterwhite, whose ethereal vocals and diagrams for visionary household products serve as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.

Jacolby Satterwhite was born in 1986 in Columbia, South Carolina. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Satterwhite’s work has been presented in numerous exhibitions and festivals internationally, including most recently at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2023); FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (2022); Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, PA (2021); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2021); Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2021); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2021); Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia (2019); Pioneer Works, New York (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2019); Minneapolis Institute of Art (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2018); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2018); New Museum, New York (2017); Public Art Fund, New York (2017); San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco (2017); and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2017). He was awarded the United States Artist Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Fellowship in 2016. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Satterwhite has collaborated with several musicians, including Solange Knowles in 2019 on her visual album, “When I Get Home,” The 1975 in 2020 on the music video for “Having No Head,” and Perfume Genus in 2022 on his album, “Ugly Season.” He was awarded a public art commission in collaboration with the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Public Art Fund to inaugurate Lincoln Center’s new David Geffen Hall, which debuted in October 2022 in New York and is currently on view. Satterwhite's immersive 6-channel video commission, "A Metta Prayer” was recently on view in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Great Hall from October 2023 to January 2024. 

All images © Jacolby Satterwhite.