Meet the 2019 Artists in Residence – Jade Wilson and Anthony Patterson

  • Posted on May 8, 2019

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The Durham Art Guild is excited to welcome Jade Wilson to the DAG Gallery + Studios at Golden Belt Campus in July as part of the 2019 Artist in Residence Program. Jade will be in residence for six-months (July – December) and will have a culminating exhibition in December, 2019.

Jade Wilson is a documentary photographer and video artist based in the Raleigh-Durham area. They became interested in telling stories in 2012 when they took their first photography class. Since then, Jade has taken portraits that examine identity–both their own and others, in relation to community. Their focus on finding the beauty behind the pain of love and isolation is informed by their past. With a trained eye in graphic design, the elements of art and principles of design are second nature, but being cognizant of the space around them, the person in front of them, and what they feel while shooting is more important than technique. Demonstrating bravery, while being black and queer, is at the forefront of their artistry and aims to not only inspire the youth, but adults as well. Most recently, Jade finished a residency at Rocky Mount Mills representing VAE and co-created an art project, ‘It’s Complicated.’

“I’m looking forward to furthering my project ‘Crossing The County Line’ and creating an advertising campaign that takes the form of video interviews and portraiture. This is a listening-focused project encompassing conversations on social equity and the build up of gentrification.” – Jade Wilson

The Durham Art Guild and the Black On Black Project are excited to announce that we are partnering on an additional six-month residency at the DAG Gallery + Studios in 2019 (July – December). This residency will culminate in a solo exhibition in January, 2020. The featured artist will be Durham native Anthony Patterson.

During the residency, Patterson will finish a series he started while working with the Black On Black Project in 2017 about his neighborhood, the Crest Street Community. The neighborhood was one of the areas in Durham affected by Urban Renewal. Patterson will continue to explore Urban Renewal and it’s effects on Durham through large-scale paintings and video.

The residency will also feature community programming and events held in the Durham area.

The Black On Black Project curates art exhibitions, community events and programs aimed at addressing the issues people of color face daily. Learn more at