The New Social Environment#829

Ebony G. Patterson:…things come to thrive…in the shedding…in the molting…

Featuring Patterson and Amanda Gluibizzi, with Mimi Tempestt


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Ebony G. Patterson joins Rail ArtSeen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Mimi Tempestt.

In this talk

Visit Ebony G. Patterson …things come to thrive…in the shedding…in the molting… on view at the New York Botanical Garden through September 17→

Ebony G. Patterson

A photo of Ebony G. Patterson
Ebony G. Patterson received her BFA in painting from Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica, and an MFA in printmaking and drawing from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Patterson has taught at several institutions, and was the Bill and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is in the collections of the 21c Museum and Foundation; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Jamaica; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Studio Museum in Harlem; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among several others. Patterson is Co-Artistic Director, along with curator Miranda Lash, of Prospect.6 New Orleans.

Amanda Gluibizzi

This is a sunny portrait of the Rail's Art Editor, Amanda Gluibizzi with houses in the background and a blue sky. Gluibizzi is wearing a yellow shirt and sunglasses.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Mimi Tempestt reading.

Mimi Tempestt

A portrait of Mimi Tempestt
Mimi Tempestt (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, poet, and daughter of California. She has an MA in Literature from Mills College, and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Creative/Critical PhD in Literature at UC Santa Cruz. Her debut collection of poems, the monumental misrememberings, was published by Co-Conspirator Press in 2020. In 2021, she was selected for participation in the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices & writers, and was a Creative Fellow at The Ruby in San Francisco. She is the 2023 recipient of the SFF/Nomadic Press Literary Prize in Poetry. Her second book, the delicacy of embracing spirals, is now available from City Lights. Her works can be found in Foglifter, Interim Poetics, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.