Jessica Cannon was born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in 1979. She has exhibited her work at Honey Ramka (Brooklyn, NY), Not Gallery (Austin, TX), Crush Curatorial (Amagansett, NY), Big Medium (Austin, TX), The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Tinlark (Los
Angeles, CA), Atelier Seruse (Marseille, FR), and elsewhere.

She is a past recipient of The Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Fund Grant and been awarded residencies at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY, RAiR Foundation's Historic Studios in Roswell, NM, Vermont Studio Center, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s SwingSpace Program on Governor’s Island. Select press and publications include: The New York Times, Flaunt Magazine, phaidon.com, Maake Magazine, New American Paintings, Dovetail, and Hyperallergic.

In Fall 2017 Jessica founded Far By Wide, an ongoing series of exhibitions online and in pop-up spaces to support social and environmental justice organizations. She received a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design and CUNY Queens College.

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EDUCATION
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY: MFA in Fine Arts, 2006
Tufts University, Medford, MA: BA in Psychology and English, 2001

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2020 Sometimes Wave, Sometimes Sea, Davis Originals, Online @Artsy
2018 Another Ground, Not Gallery, Austin, TX (two person)
2017 Rapid Cycle, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY
2012-13 Psychic Excavation, The Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021

Towards The Light, Kate Oh Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Pema Rinzin

​2019
When Darkness Falls, Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Solomons, MD
Was It Worth It? Red Line Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO
Beekman Arts Club, Beacon, NY, curated by Gemma Kahng
Bring Something Pink, Atelier Seruse, Marseille, France, curated by Yifat Gat
Chromaphilia, ArtSpace New Haven, curated by Erin Antonak 

2018
Untitled Projects, Crush Curatorial, May 5, Amagansett, NY, curated by Karen Flatow and Catherine Haggarty
Hyper School, Big Medium, Austin, TX, curated by Max Manning
Extra Terrestrial, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY
Master Class: Color, The Manes Center for Contemporary Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, curated by Reem Hussein and Dr. Charles Riley

2017
Under The Paving Stones, Far x Wide, presented @ Monti Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY *curator
Fresh Ink, Wonderfair, Lawrence, KS, curated by Jeffrey Dell
Truth, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
10 x 10, YoungSpace.com, curated by Kate Mothes

2016
If You Build It, The Willows, New York, NY, curated by Sharona Eliassaf and Emily Weiner
+1, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Melissa Staiger
Match Game: New Selections from Artspace's Flatfile, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT 
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari

2015
Sextant, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Marco Antonini
Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Volume 2015, Artspace, Sydney, Australia, presented by Printed Matter
FLUID, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, NY, curated by Jesse Hamerman
BABZ, Bushwick Artbook Zine Fair @Signal Gallery, curated by NURTUREart, Brooklyn, New York

2014
TEN, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Colette Robbins
Photos of Paint selected for sale at Printed Matter, New York, NY
NURTUREart Benefit, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY

2013
The Psychic Triangle, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY (curatorial project)
The Crystal Cracked, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY
Archipelago, Westbeth, New York, NY
 
2012
End of Days, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Summer Short List, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Enrico Gomez
Artists in Residence, Building 110, LMCC's Arts Center on Governors Island, NY
 
2011
Stand Here Satellite, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, curated by Matt Jensen
Summer Collection, Little Paper Planes, littlepaperplanes.com, curated by Kelly Jones 
All Jokes Aside, The Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Natalia Zubko
Paradise 3, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn NY 
Cover Version LP, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Timothy Hull
 
2010 
Stand Here And Listen, The James Hotel, New York, NY, curated by Matt Jensen
Benevolent New World, AT Kearney, New York, NY, curated by Heidi Lee
Leaves and Signals, The Bridge PAI, Charlottesville, VA, curated by Warren Craghead
Flat Files Featured Artist, The Company, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Anat Ebgi
 
2009
Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY
BAM Silent Auction, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Dave Harper
 
2008 
Brevity's Rainbow, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Maxwell Williams
2 Senses, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Mari Kojima
Affair At The Jupiter, The Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR, curated by Tinlark Gallery, LA
 
2007 
Home and Away, NYU Bronfman Center, New York, NY, curated by Lois Stavsky
Common Ground, Westchester Community College, Westchester, NY, curated by Matt Ferranto
 
2006 
The Peekskill Project, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, curated by John Daquino
Normal Space, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY, curated by Nick Normal
Uprising, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, curated by Peter Drake
Small Axes, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Marilyn Rosenberg
 
2005 
Long Island City Grounded, The Urban Center, New York, NY, curated by Paul Parkhill
ArtLA, De Soto Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Shelley De Soto
Discover Yourself Again for The First Time, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Christopher Henry
This Time Next Year, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Marilyn Rosenberg
 
RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2021  RAiR Foundation Historic Studios, Roswell, NM
2020
Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY
2020 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT
2013 NURTUREart Open Call to Curators
2012 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant
2012 LMCC Swing Space Residency on Governors Island
2010 From A Face In My Head is acquired for Artists in Embassies program by US State Department
2006 Oscar Kolin MFA Scholarship, Parsons The New School for Design
2005 Oscar Kolin MFA Scholarship, Parsons The New School for Design
 
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS
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New American Paintings, Issue #146, juried by Jerry Saltz, Winter 2020
-"Inner Life Forms", Dovetail Magazine, Issue #1, July 2020
-Maake Magazine, Issue 10, curated by Nickola Pottinger, Fall 2019
 -Work featured in Lumina, Issue 10, arts and literary journal of Sarah Lawrence College, Fall 2019
-"Conversation on Another Ground" w/Alex Diamond, Jack Arthur Wood, AEQAI, March / April 2018
-Wood, Jack Arthur "An Interview with Jessica Cannon about Far x Wide" AEQAI, January / February 2018
-Cobb, Chris "Embracing Feeling Over Logic in Two Artists Fragmented Worlds" Hyperallergic, November 30, 2017
-Work selected for Issue #122 of New American Paintings, Feb / Mar 2016
-Sutton, Benjamin "Your Concise Guide to the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios" Hyperallergic, June 1, 2015
-Work featured in Hausfrau Magazine Vol. 2, Issue 3, May-June 2015
-Galgiani, Allison "The Big Ten Art Events Happening This Weekend", Bushwick Daily, October 10, 2013
-Galgiani, Allison and Sophia, Cheyenne, "The Glorious Return of Bushwick's Art World", Bushwick Daily, September, 10, 2013
-Savitch-Lew, "Art Lot on Sackett Street", The Red Hook Star Ledger, June 2012
-Work featured issue #119 of Flaunt Magazine, Winter 2012
-Mini-interview, Little Paper Planes, August 11, 2011
-Work featured in Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 14, Open Studios Press, Spring 2011
-Tsui, Bonnie, "Art In Residence: The James New York", phaidon.com, March 3, 2011, work featured in slideshow, #11
-Cardwell, Diane, "The Hotel As Art Gallery", The New York Times, August 29, 2010
-Glassberg, Lauren, "Art Venue Emerges At New James Hotel in Manhattan", ABC-7 Eyewitness News New York, Original Airdate: September 2, 2010
-Featured Artist, Little Paper Planes, May 2009
-Featured Artist, My Love For You, March 27, 2008, September 24, 2008
-Work featured in Soliloquies Anthology, Spring 2009
-Work featured in Swingset Magazine, Issue #8, Spring 2007
 
LECTURES, PANELS, AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
-Parsons School for Design, Assistant Professor, 2006-Present
-Queens College, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2017-Present
-Keene State College, Visiting Artist and Printmaking Collaboration w/Michael Smoot, January 30, 2020
-SVA MFA Program, Guest Artist, Sept 21, 2018
-Guest Artist for Bucknell University NY Arts Tour, April 14, 2018
-Paint Night inspired by Wolf Kahn, Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island, NY, April 10, 2018
-SxSWedu Popup Portfolio, Austin, TX March 2016
-Museum of The Moving Image, NYCMER 2014 Conference, Panel Participant, May 12, 2014
-Honey Ramka, The Crystal Cracked, Panel Participant, September 28, 2013
-Pratt Institute, Guest Speaker, March 29, 2010
-Westchester Community College, Panel Participant, November 12, 2007

FAR x WIDE
-Founded in October 2017 to present thematic selections of artwork online and in available spaces to benefit social and environmental justice causes.