RJ Eldridge is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and educator. A graduate of the University of South Florida’s graduate program in Africana Studies, where his studies focused on literature and critical theory, Eldridge has engaged widely on the role of the arts in constructing identity, and seeks to help expand the dimensions of contemporary discussion on the intersections between performance, history, race, ontology and myth. His current projects include a collection of lyric essays and visual works that inquire about time, race and yearning in a shifting moment.
He made a national television debut in September 2013 as a performer in the NAACP Image-Award nominated series, Lexus Presents: Verses and Flow, and stars in the short film Akata. He lives and works in Chicago.