Burnaway @ NADA Miami 2022
Booth P. 01
30 November - 3 December

NADA 2022
Booth P.01 - Burnaway



Jay Payton (b. 1992, Atlanta, GA) is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work contemplates the development of the human experience through his research surrounding critical theory, technology, biology and a other subjects. By using both familiar and non famil- iar mediums, he works to navigate theories of abstraction and how they are visualized in the 21st century and beyond.

Recent highlights include Surplus in Pantomime (Alabama Contemporary, 2022), a group show curated by Y. Malik Jalal including Hasani Sahlehe and Zeke Wright Robinson, Into the Quantum Foam (aprilapril, 2021), a solo presentation, and Delaplane Gallery, San Francisco (2021). In addition, his work has been presented internationally in Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Denmark.


2020 MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2016 BA, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Previous Exhibitions


Surplus in Pantomime, Alabama Contemporary, Mobile, AL
El Fua: Eso Tilin Projects, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA


Into the Quantum Foam, april april, Brooklyn, NY
Hang Ten, presentation by Gern en Regalia, Brooklyn, NY
Flag Residency Program, Delaplane Gallery, San Francisco, CA


The Warmth of Eternity’s Breath, Rorvig Contemporary, Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Hubble Street Gallery


Anytime You Try To Get Something From Nothing, You’re Gonna Suffer, Et. Al Gallery, SF
Here Now, Gone, Art in General, Brooklyn, NY
The Place Behind Door, Leo Gallery, Hong Kong
With Higher Standards, Syndkt, Mexico City, Mexico


GIFC: Got It For Cheap, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
Thunder Foxes, Camayuhs, Atlanta, GA


36,200 feet, Murmur Media, Atlanta, GA
M4: Second Severn Crossing, Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Justin Chance, In Conversation with Jay Payton, Burnaway, November 2022


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