"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
Jacolby Satterwhite (b. 1986, Columbia, South Carolina, USA) lives and works in New York, New York. He earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Arts (2008), an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (2010), and attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture (2009). He has been a resident at the Fine Arts Work Center (2011-13), Headlands Center for Arts (2012), Center for Photography, Woodstock (2011), Harvestworks (2010-11), and awards and honors include Electronic Television Center Finishing Funds Grant (2011), Van Lier Grant, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Studio LLC program (2011), Queer Arts Mentorship Fellowship (2011), and the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2010). His work has been included in exhibitions The House of Patricia Satterwhite, Mallorca Landings, Mallorca (2013); The Matriarch's Rhapsody, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York (2013); Black Eye, New York (2013); Aboveground Animation, MOCATV, Los Angeles (2013); Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2013); AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum, (2013); Trans Technology, Rutgers University, Newark (2013); Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2012-13); Radical Presence, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2012-13); 3-D Form: Aboveground Animation, The New Museum, New York (2012); Park Side of the Moon, Socrates Sculpture Park, (2012); Shift, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2012); Oh, You mean Cellophane & All that Crap, The Calder Foundation, New York (2012); Art in Odd Places, New York (2011); If Theres No Dancing At The Revolution I'm Not Coming, Recess Activities, New York (2011); The Mothership Has Landed, Rush Arts Gallery (2010); Weerrq!, MoMA P.S.1, Queens (2010); and Sympathetic Magic, Art In the Age, Philadelphia (2009).