New Brunswick, NJ
Born in Bristol, TN, Jonathan Adams received his BFA from East Tennessee State University in 2016. He is currently an MFA candidate at Rutgers University. Being a black man in the Christian south lead to difficulties finding a community and understanding his identity.
Art is a bridge to initiate dialogues; He uses visual art as a means of understanding. Within his work, he explores aspects of perceived identity using scenarios of the human condition and history.
Drawing upon mythology and invasive observational conversation with peers/viewers he is able to fully express the idea visually. Jonathan enjoys nature and a good day nap.