Jacob Clayton is a visual artist who uses photography, collage, and mixed media as means to communicate his experience living for decades as a closeted transgender man in America.

His work has been exhibited recently in group shows at The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT, and the United Arts Council in Raleigh, NC.

Current projects include Deprivation of Self, Portraits, which expands the vocabulary of photo-based art to challenge gender identity, expression, and expectation – from every side. And Sustained Trauma, a therapeutic journey through dissociation and the road to gather and assemble the reclaimed pieces of a life.

Jacob, who is also a long-time web and graphic designer, as well as a musician, makes his home in North Carolina.