Jesse Egner is a queer artist, educator, and curator currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Often taking the form of photographic portraiture of himself and other individuals, his work explores themes of queer identity, body image, humor, absurdity, collaboration, and play. He received his BA from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and his MFA from Parsons School of Design in 2020. He is a 2022 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Photography and has recently participated in residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska; Studio Vortex in Arles, France; and Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York. His work has been exhibited and published globally and is included in the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts.
Portrait by M. Dean.