Jesse Egner is a queer 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. He received his BA from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and his MFA from Parsons School of Design. His work has recently been included in exhibitions at Plaxall Gallery, Ohio University Seigfred Gallery, Emerge Gallery, Filter Photo, University of Texas Meadows Gallery, Photographic Center Northwest, El Rincón Social, Box 13 ArtSpace, Columbia College Chicago, Academy Art Museum, the Festival de Arte Lanzarote, and the Pingyao International Photography Festival. His photographs have been featured in publications by CNN Style, PUBLIC Journal, Cumulus Photo, Soft Lightning, Plataforma Minima, Queer Photo Collective, and Photographer’s Forum. His work is also included in the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts.
Portrait by M. Dean.