Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is a 1.5-generation Jamaican-American interdisciplinary artist whose works often explore performance and installation art drawing from the nostalgia of her homeland, Caribbean folklore, fantasy, feminism, globalism, spirituality, environmentalism, and migration.
She holds a BFA with honors from New World School of the Arts, University of Florida, and an MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. Exhibitions include “Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora”, Royal West Academy of England, Bristol, UK (2016), “Jamaica Biennial”, The National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, JA (2017). Solo exhibitions of Lyn-Kee-Chow's work have been held at Boston Children’s Museum, Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, San Francisco, CA, and Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY.
Her work has garnered a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award in Interdisciplinary Art (2012), Rema Hort Mann Artist in Community Engagement Award (2017), Franklin Furnace Fund (2017-18), Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice (2018), and Queens Art Fund (2019). Lyn-Kee-Chow’s work has been featured in publications including New York Times, Hyperallergic, White Hot Magazine, Huffington Post, and Artsy. Residencies include NADA/EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Wave Hill, and Triangle Arts where she is one of the organization’s 1st Artist Fellows. Her most recent project as a co-author and performer for the play, "Living Histories of Sugar in Scotland and the West Indies" was an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded research network, led by Dr Marisa Wilson of the University of Edinburgh. Recent recognition includes being shortlisted for Creative Capital (2022). She lives and works in Queens, NY.