JEFFREY

HARGRAVE 

 
Gangster Mao Zedong

Gangster Mao Zedong

20 x 20 in 2018

Fish Fry on Da' Grass (Version 3)

Fish Fry on Da' Grass (Version 3)

Acrylic on canvas 40 x 60 in 2017

Geisha Warrior

Geisha Warrior

30 x 30 in 2018

Matisse Negró Bambino

Matisse Negró Bambino

Acrylic on canvas 40 x 60 in 2016

Purple Sumo

Purple Sumo

20 x 20 in 2018

The New Generals

The New Generals

Acrylic paint on antique poster 20 x 30 in 2017

Blue Balls Over Africa

Blue Balls Over Africa

Acrylic paint on antique poster 30 x 20 in 2017

African Queen

African Queen

Acrylic on canvas 40 x 60 in 2017

Fish Fry on da` Grass

Fish Fry on da` Grass

Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in 2016

Fish with Pork Fried Rice

Fish with Pork Fried Rice

Watercolor and acrylic on paper (Triptych) 2017

Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Acrylic on paper (Diptych) 2017

Angela Davis as Manet's Olympia

Angela Davis as Manet's Olympia

Acrylic on canvas 40.5 x 60 in (102.87 x 152.4 cm ) 2016

Storm of Black Faced Blob’s

Storm of Black Faced Blob’s

Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in 2016

JEFFREY HARGRAVE 

 

1973 born in Salisbury, N.C

 

 

Jeffrey Hargrave is a North Carolina born, African-American artist based in New York. Hargrave deals with representations of African-Americans, often putting them in the context of art history, remaking works by artists such as Matisse to include black figures, with racially charged stereotypical imagery.

Tapping into his own memories of growing up in the midst of a sharply divided community, Hargrave translates his personal experiences into playful, yet biting images that mix art-history clichés and racial stereotypes. Ultimately, the artist seeks to engage viewers in a dialogue on class, religion, sexuality, racial identity and privilege based on a repertoire of familiar images. 

 

 

Hargrave attended the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His works have been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and other prestigious venues.