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Jessica Martin
updated: 01/19/2010
website: www.jessicamartinart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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New Place
Backyard (Fountain)
Window (Pods)
Imaginary Object (Bird)
Imaginary Object (Stand)
Imaginary Object (petals)
Imaginary Objects (installation view, Headlands Center, CA)
The View From Baucis
Field Notes
Untitled
Cosmos
Imaginary Object (stack)
Untitled (hang)
Colony (site-specific installation)
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  site-specific, dreams, mapping, nature, organic, biomorphic, collage, abstract, obsessive, memory
 
 
New Place by Jessica Martin
New Place
acrylic, ink, silver leaf on canvas
2009
60" x  72" 
Backyard (Fountain) by Jessica Martin
Backyard (Fountain)
acrylic, silver leaf, ink on canvas
2009
48" x  48" 
Window (Pods) by Jessica Martin
Window (Pods)
acrylic, ink, silver leaf on canvas
2009
48" x  48" 
Imaginary Object (Bird) by Jessica Martin
Imaginary Object (Bird)
plaster, wax, wire
2009
8" x  13"  x 4" 
Imaginary Object (Stand) by Jessica Martin
Imaginary Object (Stand)
wax, wood, glass, hot glue
2008
17 " x  6 "  x 6 " 
Imaginary Object (petals) by Jessica Martin
Imaginary Object (petals)
plaster, hot glue, gold leaf
2008
6" x  5"  x 5" 
Imaginary Objects (installation view, Headlands Center, CA) by Jessica Martin
Imaginary Objects (installation view, Headlands Center, CA)
mixed media
2008
Dimensions variable
The View From Baucis by Jessica Martin
The View From Baucis
graphite, milk paint, acrylic on paper
2006
48" x  48" 
Field Notes by Jessica Martin
Field Notes
graphite, ink, acrylic, oil, collage on panel
2006
11" x  11"  x 2" 
Untitled by Jessica Martin
Untitled
plastic bag, ink, paper collage, thread, graphite on paper
2007
11" x  10.5" 
Cosmos by Jessica Martin
Cosmos
milk paint, acrylic, graphite, oil on paper
2006
60" x  38" 
Imaginary Object (stack) by Jessica Martin
Imaginary Object (stack)
wax, plastic, cloth
2008
6" x  13"  x 5" 
Untitled (hang) by Jessica Martin
Untitled (hang)
acrylic, silver leaf, thread on paper
2009
22" x  28" 
Colony (site-specific installation) by Jessica Martin
Colony (site-specific installation)
wax, thread
2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

One of the most powerful qualities of art is its ability to show us alternate ways to perceive and experience the world around us.  My work explores this quality by blurring the line between the real and the imagined, the familiar and the extra-ordinary.

My process draws from my ongoing collection of objects, sketches, and photographs of my surroundings.  This documentation spans through time and place, bringing together imagery from nature and industry, the past and present, microscopic details and vast landscapes.  My work distills and combines this imagery to create hybrid forms and imaginary environments, forging unexpected links between different places, objects and ideas. 

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

2006 MA California College of the Arts

2001 BA Vassar College, Anthropology & Studio Art

2000 La Sorbonne, Paris

1999 Université d’Antananarivo, Madagascar

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2009

The Affordable Art Fair, New York

Gump's, San Francisco–Pearl

Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek–Working in Wax

2008

Hang Art, San Francisco–Intentionally Unintentional

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito–Close Calls

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art–Monotype Marathon

Affordable Art Fair, New York

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art–Crater Bay Area

The Drawing Center, New York–Online Viewing Program

Hang Art, San Francisco–Fresh Start 

 

2007

Di Rosa Preserve Museum, Sonoma–3x3

Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose–Monoprint Marathon

Sonoma County Museum– Annual Gala Exhibition

Davis Art Museum, Davis University, CA–February Art Auction

2006

The Lab, San Francisco– The Postcard Show

Sopa Fine Art, British Columbia– Elemental

Hang Art, San Francisco– New Growth

Palette Gallery, Healdsburg CA– Jessica Martin: New Work

Hang Art, San Francisco—Distilled

2005 Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco—White Box

Southern Exposure, San Francisco-–The Unexpected in Public Space

Hang Gallery, San Francisco- Organic Abstraction

2004

Hang Gallery, San Francisco—Topographies

2002

Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco–Monoprints flat file

2001

Blue Shield, Sacramento--35ft commission

Vassar College Gallery–-Drawing

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Blue Shield of California, Salesforce.com,Seattle Paramount Theatre, Woodberry Events, Inc., San Francisco

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Ascarelli, Bret. “About Face,” The Bohemian, Santa Rosa, June 2006.

Boas, Natasha. “Monochrome,” Domino Magazine, November 2005.

Kinmont, Ben. “Exhibito Chimerica” Antinomian Press, Sebastopol, 2005.