Artist & Work

Jefferson Pinder

Jefferson Pinder


b. 1970, Washington

Jefferson Pinder creates performances, videos and objects to explore the tangle of representations, visual tropes, and myths— referencing historical events and invoking cultural symbolism. He works with materials as disparate as Mercury light and glitter to explore ways in which reclaimed materials convey

rugged histories, relating them to an African-American experience. His solo shows have been held in cities including Davenport, New York, Harrisonburg, Chicago, Swannanoa, Washington, Charlottesville and Pittsburgh, and he has been part of group exhibitions in Liverpool, Rotterdam, Cologne, Warsaw and Athens, among others.