Jessica Dickinson

Visiting Artist

Jessica Dickinson’s practice is primarily situated in abstraction and encompasses painting, works on paper, graphite rubbings, artist books, and installations. Exploring shifting experiences of time, matter, perception, and consciousness, her work offers space for the labor and process of paying attention.

Dickinson's work is represented by James Fuentes in New York and Altman Siegel Gallery in San Francisco. Recent solo exhibitions include Altman Siegel Gallery (2019, 2016, 2013), James Fuentes (2017, 2015), 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 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, Columbia University School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Rhode Island School of Design.

Jessica Dickinson, Are: For, 2016-2017
Jessica Dickinson, Are: For, 2016-2017


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