Interdisciplinary artist Jefferson Pinder’s work provokes commentary about race and struggle. Focusing primarily on neon, found objects, and video, Pinder investigates identity through dynamic circumstances and materials, from uncanny video portraits associated with popular music to durational work that puts the black body in motion. In his recent Guggenheim Fellowship project, he explored performance in relationship with Red Summer of 1919.
While at MacDowell, he edited performance and video work from last year. In particular, he completed a video that wrestles with the usage of the n-word in relation to toxic masculinity in cinema.
Portrait by Luis Acosta Tejada