Jessica Stockholder

Born 1959
Hometown Seattle, WA
Lives and Works New Haven, CT
MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1985
BFA, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, 1982
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The British Museum, London, England
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain - Limousin, Limoges, France
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
1301PE, Los Angeles, CA
Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Carreras Mugica, Bilbao, Spain
Max Estrella: Galeriea de Arte Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
Galleriea Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy

Recognized since the early 1990s as a pioneer of contemporary installation art, Jessica Stockholder uses a combination of paint, found objects, and architectural interventions. Her work erodes the boundaries between mediums, echoing color field painting and post-painterly abstraction even as they defy flatness. They are largely improvisational, using blocks of bright color as springboards to leap from one type of surface to another. As the artist has stated, "I began, and still do begin, with a love for color and unrelenting interest in the intersection of a pictorial way of looking, (or thinking), with the physical matter of the body and the materiality of things in space."

She has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Dia Art Foundation, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her public commissions have included installations in New York's Madison Square Park and Chicago's Loop area. She is the recipient of the Smithsonian's Lucelia Artist Award (2007), as well as a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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