Wednesday, March 20 @ 5:00 – 6:15pm
Elvehjem L160
Online at Zoom:

Inspired by the symbiosis of music and the moving image, Jefferson Pinder portrays the oppressed body both frenetically and through drudgery in order to convey relevant cultural experiences. He does so through disparate materials that each evoke multiple histories of oppression. Pinder find ways in which reclaimed materials convey rugged histories, relating them to a Black American experience.

Pinder (b. 1970, Washington, D.C.) has produced highly praised performance-based and multidisciplinary work for over a decade. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows including exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, The High Museum in Atlanta, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and Tate Modern in London, UK. In 2017, Pinder received a Guggenheim Fellowship; he also won a 2016 USA Joyce Fellowship Award in the field of performance, and in 2017 the Moving Image Acquisition Award. Most recently, he was named a 2021 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow.

Pinder received a BA in Theatre and an MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Maryland, and studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, FL. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland from 2003-2011. He is currently Professor of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.