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studio@jessicaesimmons.com | Born in Providence, RI; lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

2015  MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007  BA, Brown University, Providence, RI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2014   Vestiges, Fundación 'ace para el Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

2011    Works on Paper, UHLA, Los Angeles, CA

2009   Positives & Negatives, pop-up exhibition, Sycamore, Los Angeles, CA

2007   David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

2006   David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    Radiant, Blue Roof Studios, Los Angeles, CA

2017   Grice Bench, Material Art Fair, Mexico City

           Animal Farm, Dalton Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA 

2015   2015 MFA Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2014   Love Hate Back, ADC Gallery, New York, NY

2012   Alptraum!, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila, Philippines

           Apltraum!, Goethe Institut, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011   Alptraum!, blank projects, Cape Town, South Africa

           Alptraum!, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

           Alptraum!, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin 

           Alptraum!, Cell Project Space, London

2010   Alptraum!, Transformer Gallery, Washington D.C.

2007   27th Annual Exhibition, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

2006   Obsession, Center International d'Art Contemporain, Pont Aven, France

2005   Exhibition d'Été, Center International d'Art Contemporain, Pont Aven, France 

           25th Annual Exhibition, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

PUBLISHED WRITING

2018   Melanie Schiff at Night Gallery, Contemporary Art Review .la, October 10, 2018.

Mimi Lauter at Blum and Poe, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 13, 2018, p. 46-47

Meleko Mokgosi at the Fowler Museum, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 12, 2018, p. 44-46

            A Curious Herbal at Garden, Contemporary Art Review .la, February 14, 2018

2017   On Eclipses: When Language and Photography Fail, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 10, p. 30-34.  

           Stephen Neidich at ltd., Contemporary Art Review .la, October 7, 2017.

           More Wound than Ruin: Evaluating "The Human Condition," Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 7, p. 24-29.

           Sharon Engelstein at Wilding Cran, Contemporary Art Review .la, February 15, 2017.

2016   Agnes Martin at LACMA, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 6, p. 30-33.

           Bruce Conner at Kohn GalleryContemporary Art Review .la, November 30, 2016.

           34 Women Artists Inaugurate the New Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles, Artsy, March 11, 2016. 

           Artists and Rodents Descend on The Pit in "Reveal the Rats," Artsy, February 19, 2016. 

           In George Legrady's Layered Photographs, History Melds with Technology, Artsy, January 19, 2016.

           Boxing Paintings by Dana Louise Kirkpatrick Unpack Personal and Historical Narratives, Artsy, January 14, 2016. 

2010   Review: Women Without Men, A Film by Shirin Neshat, ForYourArt, April 15, 2010.

2009   Review: Arias with a Twist at REDCAT, ForYourArt, November 30, 2009. 

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2014-15  Writing Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014  Fellowship Nominee, Gelman Trust Scholar & Fellowship Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

          International artist-in-residence, SUB30 residency program, Proyecto 'ace, Fundación ´ace para el Arte Contemporáno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

          Graduate Travel Grant, Office of the Graduate Dean, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

LECTURES

2015  Graduate Lecture, Department of Printmedia, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014  Visiting Artist Lecture, Proyecto 'ace, Fundación ´ace para el Arte Contemporáno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

          Graduate Lecture, Department of Printmedia, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-15  Writing Fellow, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2013-15  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Printmedia, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2006-8  Teaching Assistant, Department of Visual Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI 

SELECTED RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

2016-17  Research Assistant, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2010-12  Assistant to the Chief Curator, Curatorial Research Assistant, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2009-10 Editorial Contributor, Content Coordinator, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA 

2008  Collection Assistant, Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, the RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI 

2004-6  Studio Assistant, Two Palms Press, New York, NY