Ja’Tovia M. Gary

Ja’Tovia M. Gary

An Ecstatic Experience, 2015

April 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017

An invocation and a meditation on transcendence as a means of restoration and resistance, Ja’Tovia M. Gary confronts traditional notions of representation, race, gender, sexuality, and power. She earned her MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts in New York.


Ja'Tovia M. Gary

Her work has screened at festivals worldwide including Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema, Toronto Inside Out Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival, and Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her films and experimental videos have been exhibited at museums, universities, and cinemas both nationally and internationally including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Chicago’s Black Cinema House, Museum of Contemporary Art LA, ICA Boston, Indiana University’s Cinema, Anthology Film Archives, and the Made in New York Media Center. She is the recipient of the Sundance Documentary Fund Production Grant and the Jerome Foundation Film and Video Grant.


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