JaBrea Patterson-West is an interdisciplinary scholar, writer, and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her academic research, curatorial projects, and writing center a critical engagement with the work of Black, Queer and Women artists working at the intersection of identity, representation and radical art praxis. As a doctoral student in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts-New York University, she has published criticism in Flash Art and Cero Magazine. She also serves as the Curator (founder) of Modern Black Contemporary, a platform that aims to connect early career artists, writers, scholars, and diverse creatives, with a focus on community building, creative collaboration, and resource sharing. Her platform features esteemed modern and contemporary artists from the Black diaspora, alongside early career artists.