Jazz Glenn is a Midlands based photographic artist and graduate of Nottingham Trent University. His personal practice explores, reflects and responds to issues that primarily surround identity politics of queer representation, race, ethnicity and culture from a mixed poc viewpoint. Using photography, film and installation in combination he considers various ways to create work that echos his research areas.
Selected by Backlit Gallery in 2019 Jazz developed his practice on a 6 month graduate artist residency finalising with an exhibition in 2020. Researching family history, his work at Backlit expanded into experimental film and installation that critiqued unshared languages that causes disparity of information and a loss of memories generationally within immigrant families. In 2019 he was commissioned by Broadway Gallery to produce his first mini-solo show for his 'Pride' series that explored queer representation in public spaces, the exhibition coincided with Nottingham Pride day and was part of the local community of events.
Jazz has won awards including the Genesis Imaging Portfolio Award and the New Art Exchange Central Gallery Exhibition Award (2019). Exhibited galleries include: The New Art Exchange Nottingham, Backlit Gallery, The Truman Gallery London, Broadway Gallery, OFF Bratislava Slovakia, The Nottingham Contemporary, The Photo Parlour and Rough Trade Gallery.