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Jessica Cannon - Artists - GAVLAK

Jessica Cannon was born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in 1979. Selected solo exhibitions include Veils at Polina Berlin Gallery (New York, NY), The Spiral Path at Winston’s (Los Angeles, CA), and Rapid Cycle at Honey Ramka (Brooklyn, NY). Recent group exhibitions include Fresh Nature at Kutlesa Gallery (Goldau, Switzerland), Soft Focus at Superzoom (Paris, France - presented by Polina Berlin), Double Up at My Pet Ram (Santa Barbara, CA), Jung Lovers (Soloway, Brooklyn), and Master Class: Color at The Manes Center for Contemporary Art (Roslyn, NY).

She is a past recipient of The Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Fund Grant and a recent resident at Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY, and at RAiR’s Historic Studios in Roswell, NM. Select press and publications include: The New York Times, Flaunt Magazine, phaidon.com, Maake Magazine, New American Paintings, Dovetail, Quest Magazine, and Hyperallergic.

In Fall 2017 Jessica founded Far By Wide, an ongoing series of exhibitions online and in pop-up spaces to support social and environmental justice organizations. She received a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. She currently teaches Drawing and Painting at CUNY Queens College.

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EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY: MFA in Fine Arts, 2006
Tufts University, Medford, MA: BA in Psychology and English, 2001


SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2023 Veils, Polina Berlin Gallery, New York, NY
2022 The Spiral Path, Winston's, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Sometimes Wave, Sometimes Sea, Davis Originals, Online @Artsy
2018 Another Ground, Not Gallery, Austin, TX (two person)
2017 Rapid Cycle, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY
2012-13 Psychic Excavation, The Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY
 

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022  Double Up, My Pet Ram, Santa Barbara, CA, curated by Marcello Ricci
2022  Jung Lovers, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Jennifer Sullivan & Jack Arthur Wood
2021  Towards The Light, Kate Oh Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Pema Rinzin
‚Äč2019  Bring Something Pink, Atelier Seruse, Marseille, France, curated by Yifat Gat
2019  Chromaphilia, ArtSpace New Haven, curated by Erin Antonak
2018  Untitled, Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY, curated by Karen Flatow & Catherine Haggarty
2018  Hyper School, Big Medium, Austin, TX, curated by Max Manning
2018 Extra Terrestrial, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY
2018 Master Class: Color, The Manes Center for Contemporary Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, curated by Reem Hussein and Dr. Charles Riley


RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2021 RAiR Foundation Historic Studios, Roswell, NM
2020 Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY
2020 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT
2013 NURTUREart Open Call to Curators
2012 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant
2012 LMCC Swing Space Residency on Governors Island


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

Guest on WYBX Yale Radio Praxis podcast w/Brainard Carey - 6/1/23
Guest on Concerning the Spiritual in Art podcast, Episode 7 w/Martin Benson - 3/7/23
Work featured in Peripheries Journal, published by Harvard Divinity School, Issue 5, Fall 2022
Risberg, Mia "Artists Support Ukraine through Visual Arts Fundraisers", Current Magazine, April 6, 2022
Cover & feature, Quest Magazine, Journal of the Theosophical Society, Winter 2021
New American Paintings, Issue #146, juried by Jerry Saltz, Winter 2020
"Inner Life Forms", Dovetail Magazine, Issue #1, July 2020
Maake Magazine, Issue 10, curated by Nickola Pottinger, Fall 2019
Work featured in Lumina, Issue 10, arts and literary journal of Sarah Lawrence College, Fall 2019
Wood, Jack Arthur "An Interview with Jessica Cannon about Far x Wide" AEQAI, January / February 2018
Cobb, Chris "Embracing Feeling Over Logic in Two Artists Fragmented Worlds" Hyperallergic, November 30, 2017
Sutton, Benjamin "Your Concise Guide to the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios" Hyperallergic, June 1, 2015
Work featured issue #119 of Flaunt Magazine, Winter 2012
Tsui, Bonnie, "Art In Residence: The James New York", phaidon.com, March 3, 2011, work featured in slideshow, #11
Cardwell, Diane, "The Hotel As Art Gallery", The New York Times, August 29, 2010


LECTURES, PANELS, AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Queens College, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2017-Present
Parsons School for Design, Assistant Professor, 2006-2022
Keene State College, Visiting Artist, January 30, 2020
SVA MFA Program, Guest Artist, Sept 21, 2018
Guest Artist for Bucknell University NY Arts Tour, April 14, 2018
Paint Night inspired by Wolf Kahn, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, April 10, 2018
Pratt Institute, Guest Speaker, March 29, 2010


FAR x WIDE
Founded in October 2017 to present thematic selections of artwork online and in available spaces to benefit social and environmental justice causes.

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