Johnathan Payne’s creative practice encompasses drawing, painting, collage, performance, and installation art. His work explores embodied identities through abstraction. Chicago Imagists and his interest in patterned textiles inform his current Constructions series, where disassembled comic books are meticulously transformed to create abstract installation forms.
Payne will be introduced to the international arts community at 1:54, where Jenkins Johnson Gallery will present recent abstract collage work. He holds a BA from Rhodes College, where he was awarded the Sally Becker Grinspan Award for Artistic Achievement, and currently is in Yale University’s MFA program in Painting and Printmaking. In 2014, he received an ArtsAccelerator grant from ArtsMemphis. His work has been included in exhibitions at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, USA; Clough-Hanson Gallery and Crosstown Arts — both Tennessee, USA; and Shemer Art Center, Arizona, USA.