Jessica Dickinson’s practice, which is primarily situated in abstract painting, also encompasses works on paper and graphite rubbings. With explorations of time, matter and perception at the center of her work, she often works through the visual effects of light or pattern, translating and obscuring these luminous occurrences into spatial abstractions through repeatedly marking, altering, and reworking surfaces.
Dickinson's work is represented by James Fuentes in New York and Altman Siegel Gallery in San Francisco. Recent solo exhibitions include James Fuentes (2017, 2015), Altman Siegel Gallery (2016, 2013), David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis (2013) and Maisterravalbuena, Madrid (2012). Numerous group exhibitions include The American University Museum, Washington D.C, Gladstone Gallery, New York; The Warehouse, Dallas; Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, and The Kitchen, NY. Dickinson's work has been reviewed and included in Artforum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, and The New Yorker, among others. Dickinson's awards include Steep Rock Arts Residency (2017), an individual grant from the Belle Foundation (2013), Farpath Residency in Dijon, France (2008), Change Inc Grant (2003) and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program in New York (2001). Public collections include The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Zabludowicz Collection, London, and The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas.
Dickinson received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Dickinson has taught at Yale University School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Rhode Island School of Design. She will be the Meisel Visiting Artist at Columbia University School of the Arts for Spring 2018.