Jesse Egner is an artist working primarily with photography and video. Often taking the form of playful and absurd portraiture of himself and other individuals, his work explores themes of queerness, disidentification, queer corporeality, and the uncanny. Egner was born in 1993 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. His work has recently been included in exhibitions at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland; Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, Washington; El Rincón Social and Box 13 ArtSpace in Houston, Texas; Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois; and the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Pingyao, China. He received his BA from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and is now an MFA Photography candidate at Parsons School of Design in New York City with an anticipated graduation date of July 2020.
Portrait by M. Dean.