Ja’Tovia M. Gary (b. Dallas, TX. 1984) is an artist and filmmaker currently living and working in Brooklyn. Gary earned her MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts. In 2017 Gary was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Filmmaking. Her award-winning films, An Ecstatic Experience and Giverny I (Négresse Impériale) have screened worldwide including Edinburgh International Film Festival, Whitney Museum, Anthology Film Archives, Atlanta Film Festival, Schomburg Center, MoMa PS1, MoCA Los Angeles, Harvard Film Archives, New Orleans Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and elsewhere. She has received generous support from Sundance Documentary Fund, Jerome Foundation, Doc Society, among others. In 2016 Gary participated in the Terra Foundation Summer Residency program in Giverny. She was a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University. Gary is a 2019 Creative Capital Awardee and Field of Vision Fellow.