JESSICA DICKINSON

Born 1975, St. Paul, MN 

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY 


Solo Exhibitions 

2015 James Fuentes, New York, NY (upcoming May)

2014 Of-It: notebook drawings / works on paper / traces/ remainders, The Armory Show with James Fuentes, NY 

2013 Of-, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

  final remainders 2011-2013, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis 

2012 Under, Maisterravalbuena Galeria, Madrid, Spain 

2011 BEFORE/BESIDE, James Fuentes, New York, NY 

2010 Towards- / Full-See / Already., Solo Presentation at Frieze, Frame section, James Fuentes LLC, London UK 

2009 Here, James Fuentes LLC, New York, NY 

2007 "What Remains After A Fire?" Brooklyn Fire Proof (Project Space), Brooklyn, NY 

2006 Jessica Dickinson: The View From Here, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2013 Paintings from the Zabludowicz Collection: Painting in the 2.5th Dimension, London UK 

BiennaleOnline 2013, curated by Jan Hoet, https://www.artplus.com/ 

Jessica Dickinson, Liam Everett, Yorgos Sapountzos, Elani Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece 

  MICA Then and Now, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts at Kunsthalle Beacon, Beacon, NY 

Peripheral Prose: Jessica Dickinson, Nathan Dilworth, and Max Warsh, curated by Keith Varadi, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY 

2012 Jessica Dickinson, Liam Everett, Alex Olson, Josh Smith, Garth Weiser, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 Jessica Dickinson, Oscar Murillo, Cammie Staros, and Phil Wagner, Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

paper a-z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY 

Becoming Something Found, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

RISD Faculty Biennial, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI 

2010 In Side Out, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY 

Come Through, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY 

New Work from New York, Golden Auxiliary Space, Chicago, IL 

Lush Life / Chapter Four: Let It Die, Curated by Franklin Evans & Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York, NY 

Parts & Labor, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY 

Precarity and The Butter Tower, Curated by Jackie Gendel and Tom McGrath, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX 

2009 Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture , The Kitchen, NY 

Kings County Biennial, Kidd Yellin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Insomnia, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, NY 

On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY 

Wow, We Have Come So Far, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami 

My Tokyo! Benefit Auction, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis 

2008 8 1/2 X11" / A4, James Fuentes LLC, New York, NY 

The Grey House That Thinks Itself Into Your Head Without Asking, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY 

Artist-In-Residence Biennial Exhibition: Jessica Dickinson, Jeff Gaunt, Munro Galloway, Wallace Whitney , Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  

2007 Unfathom, Max Protetch Gallery, Curated by Aaron Williams and Stuart Krimko, New York, NY 

NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, Curated by Keith Mayerson, NY 

2006 The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images, Zieher Smith, New York, NY 

The Sanctuary and the Scrum, Curated by David Hunt, Black & White Gallery, New York,NY 

The Milwaukee International Art Fair, Bas Fisher Invitational Booth, Milwaukee, WI 

Strictly Painting, Galerie Michaele Janssen / Dogenhaus Galerie / Voges + Partner (KLF), New York, NY 

2005 Excitations, Andrew Kreps Gallery, a project arranged by Matt Keegan, New York, NY 

The Seismologist, Curated by David Hunt, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY 

The Festival of Dreams, Part 2, Curated by James Fuentes, Lombard- Freid Projects, New York,NY 

2004 Grotto 2, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY 

2003 Super Assembly, 111 N. Third Street, Brooklyn, NY 

2002 Artists to Artists: A Decade of The Space Program, Ace Gallery, New York, NY 

718:A Bridge to Brooklyn, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

2000 Flat File Show, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY 

1999 it is a story in technicolor to add a touch of luxury, Swallow, Brooklyn, NY 

Juried Degree Exhibition, curated by Susan Yelavich, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

 

Bibliography 

2013 Martin, Cameron, "Painting Has Issues", Paper Monument Issue 4 

Painting from The Zubludowicz Collection, Exhibition Catalog, interview, Edited by Ellen Mara DeWachter, published by Zabludowicz Art Projects 

Smith, Nathaniel "Art & Vision: Intermittent Archives, l'etoile, June 20th 

Griffin, Nora, "Peripheral Prose: Jessica Dickinson, Nathan Dilworth, and Max Warsh", artcritcal, Aug 2 

2012 Hirsch, Faye, "Exhibition Reviews: Jessica Dickinson", Art in America, January 

2011 Art Review, The New Yorker, November 

Johnson, Paddy, "Jessica Dickinson's Paintings Are Full of Emptiness", L Magazine, November 23 

2010 Wullschlager, Jackie, “Engerised by youthful chaos,” Financial Times, October 

Pollock, Lindsay, “Standing out from the crowd,” Art Newspaper, October 

Luke, Ben, “London is gripped by the big Frieze,” London Evening Standard, October 

Clausi, Leonardo, “Cecilia Alemani: Interview with the curator of one of Frieze’s sections,” Vogue Italy, October 

O'Neill Butler, Lauren, "Come Through", Artforum, Critic's Picks review, Oct. 29 

Levy, Michelle, "Uncertainty Sets the Stage: Come Through", ArtSlant, October 

Hudson, Suzanne, "Besides, With, Against, and Yet", mention, Artforum, January 

2009 Scrimgeour, Alexander, "Jessica Dickinson, James Fuentes LLC", Review, Artforum, December issue 

Baker, R.C., "Let's Renegotiate! 'Abstraction and The Ready-Made Gesture' at The Kitchen", The Village Voice, Dec.1 

Wolin, Joseph, "Jessica Dickinson: Here", Review, Time Out New York, September 

Kunitz, Daniel, "'Naked!' at Paul Kasmin; Jessica Dickinson's 'Here'; 'Looking at Music: Side 2' at MOMA," Review, The Village Voice, September 

Art Review, The New Yorker, September 

Keegan, Matt, "We're Not There", HERE, exhibition book, August 

Horner, James, "Staying Up With 'Insomnia' at Pace University", Manhattan Fine Arts Examiner, Nov.17 

Johnson, Paddy, "Featured Artist: Jessica Dickinson", Art Fag City blog, week of July 14 

2008 Buckner, Chris, "Resident Art", Metro Pulse, Knoxville, TN, Jan. 24 

Ballad of The Breathless, An Anthology of Poetry by Emily Graves, featured artwork, Spout Press, Mpls., MN 

2008 Artist-In-Residence Biennial Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

2007 Baker, R.C., "Best In Show: NeoIntegrity", mention, The Village Voice, Aug.14 

PaintersNYC, Featured Artist, July 17, painternyc.blogspot.com 

2006 Feinstein, Roni, "Miami Preview", Art in America, December issue 

Johnson, Ken, "The Sanctuary and The Scrum", The New York Times, July 7 

Flash Art Online, "Studio Visit: Halsey Rodman", interview with Andrea Bellini, mention  

  Weinberg, Michelle, "Edging In: Fringe Actions Initiated by Artists, Curators and Others During Basel Weekend", Miami Sun Post, December 

Raskin, Lisi, "Introducing…Jessica Dickinson", feature, NYFA Current, April 19, www.nyfa.org 

Etc. Projects, published by Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY 

2005 Harrison, Helen, "Landscapes: Fantastic, Elemental, or Formal: 'The Seismologist', Sara Nighthtingale Gallery", The New York Times, Long Island Edition, Nov. 13 

Kim, Min and Dickinson, Jessica, "Expanding Narratives of Interiority", Interview, North Drive Press, Volume #2, Edited by Matt Keegan 

2002 Artists to Artists: A Decade of The Space Program, exhibition catalogue, published by The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Edited by David Frankel 

718: A Bridge to Brooklyn, exhibition catalogue, Cranbrook Art Museum 


Education 

1999 MFA Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

1997 BFA Painting, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Summa Cum Laude, Baltimore, MD 

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy, Spring term Junior Year 

 

Awards and Residencies 

2014 Belle Foundation Individual Grant

2008 Farpath Grant and Residency in Dijon, France 

2006 Artist-In-Residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Fall 

2003 Change, Inc., artists grant 

2001 The Space Program, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, New York, NY 

1998 Marguerite Kimball Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art 

 

Collaborations and Projects 

2010 Free Draw!, organized and facilitated workshop as part of The Union of Initiatives for Education Assembly for Anna Craycroft: Subject of Leaning / Object of Study, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX 

2008 Organized the group exhibition The Grey House That Thinks Itself Into Your Head Without Asking, Peter Finsgesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, NY 

2007 Ballad of the Breathless Performance and Exhibition, site-specific drawing installation created for Emily Graves' poetry reading to l aunch publication of Ballad of The Breathless, Jax Building, Studio 401, St. Paul, MN 

1994-2001 The following self-published chapbooks are collaborations with the poetry of Emily Graves through our project Monday Dinner Publications: Remember the Absurdity and The Monkey's of the Street (2001); thirsting for the big scrub (1998) Learning the Art of Motion (1997); a rare occurrence in which we are entirely permeable (1995); In The Trunk Of The Female (1994) 

 

 Lectures and Teaching Appointments 

2013 Critic, Yale University, MFA Program, New Haven, CT 

Visiting Artist, Columbia University Summer Painting Intensive, New York, NY 

2012 Artist-Led Walk Through, Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and The Guggenheim, 1949-1960, 

The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, July 25 

Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York, NY 

Visiting Artist, Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, CT 

2011 Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York, NY 

2010 Part Time Critic, Rhode Island School of Design 

Visiting Artist, MA Program, New York University, New York 

Visiting Artist, MFA Program, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of The Arts, New Brunswick, NJ 

Visiting Artist, MFA Program, Boston University, , Boston, MA 

2009 Part Time Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

Part-Time Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

  Drawing Instructor, Cooper Union School of Continuing Education, NY  

2008 Drawing Instructor, Cooper Union School of Continuing Education, NY 

2007-12 Adjunct Associate Professor, Pace University, New York, NY 

2007 Visiting Artist, Massachusetts College of Art, MFA Program, Boston

Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA Program, MI 

Part Time Faculty, The New School for General Studies, New York, NY 

Guest Critic for Junior/Senior Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 

2006 Artist-In-Residence Lecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Graduate Seminar, Painting III, Drawing III, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Fall Term 

Guest Critic for Junior/Senior Painting, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 

2005 Guest Critic for Senior Thesis, Painting, Drawing, and GFA, Maryland Institute College of Art 

2004 Guest Critic for Senior Thesis, Painting, Drawing, and GFA, Maryland Institute College of Art 

Part-Time Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

2003 Guest Critic for Senior Thesis, Painting, Drawing, and GFA, Maryland Institute College of Art 

2002 Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

 

Public Collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY