Jarrett is primarily a Producer and Director/Choreographer for theater, music, and dance. Since his arrival to the city, Jarrett has integrated visual and literary art into his body of work. Jarrett enjoys telling stories and engaging the community in the moments he creates in his work.
At 14, Jarrett Key was a “scholarship kid” from rural Alabama, attending a predominately white high school in Georgia. At 18, I left the south to attend Brown University. Since moving to New York, Key has been featured in performances, biennales, residencies, publications, exhibitions, and workshops at NYU Tisch, galleries in Brooklyn, Chelsea, LES, Harlem, Boston, Ljubljana and Shanghai. Key’s work is in the collections of the Schomburg Center, MoMa Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, among other institutions. The HAIR PAINTING series has been featured at the Studio Museum in Harlem and Harlem Arts Festival in Marcus Garvey Park, as well on television: SLAY TV, and CBS 2 NYC.