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Jonathan Adams

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.