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Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION


MFA, Painting, Columbia University, New York NY, 2008

BFA, Painting,  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI, 2005


TEACHING


UCLA School of Art and Architecture, Visiting Painting Faculty, Winter 2019

UCLA School of Art and Architecture, Visiting Painting Faculty, Spring 2018


UPCOMING


2018 Group Show, Spring Place, Beverly Hills, CA, opening October 16, curated by Sophia Penske

2018 Screenings, Laemmle North Hollywood, opening Oct 17, curated by Conor Thompson



CURRENT


2018  Fool's Gold, Noysky Projects, Los Angeles, September 16- October 14, curated by Sean Noyce



SOLO SHOWS 

2017  Fire Season, SADE, Los Angeles, CA


2016  Realm of the Real, Galeria La Esperanza, Mexico City, Mexico


2015 Only Girl In The World, Young Art, Los Angeles


2012 Intimate Values, Young Art, Los Angeles


2011 Stick Like Glue, Important Projects, Oakland


2011 I'm Coming Over, Young Art, Los Angeles


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 


2018  Group Show, Spring Place, Beverly Hills, CA (forthcoming)

2018  Screenings, Laemmle North Hollywood, CA (forthcoming)

2018  Fool's Gold, Noysky Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2018  Art Athina, SADE Booth, June 21-24, Athens Greece

2018  Group Show, Artist Projects International, Los Angeles, opens Saturday April 28th, 5-8pm

2018   Sun-Kissed Chokehold, Y53, opens Saturday March 17, 7-10pm, curated by Kaylie Schiff and Laura Watters

2018   ANNEX, M+B, Los Angeles, curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan

2017 ...feel it... feel it..., The Diogenes Club, Los Angeles CA, curated by Alt.a.mira

2017 Groupshow, Minibar, Pasadena CA, curated by Phil Davis

2017 Bar Oslo, SADE, Los Angeles, June 18-July, curated by Alberto Cuadros


2017 OH!, Ditch Projects, Oregan, May 20-June 17, curated by Lauren Graycar/ KIMA


2017  Amplify Compassion Benefit for ACLU, 356 Mission, Jan 21-22


2016  Human Condition, The Hospital, Los Angeles, opening October 1-Nov 30


2016  Roman a Clef, Rainbow in Spanish, Los Angeles, August 28-Sept 30, curated by Mateo Tannatt


2016   Group Show, Soho House Hollywood


2016   Rema Hort Mann Los Angeles Benefit Auction, January 29

2015   LAXART 10 Year Anniversary Benefit, Los Angeles, November 15

2015   9800 Sepulveda Show, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Courtney Malick

2015  NADA NEW YORK, May 14-17

2015  Joshing the Watershed, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, January 18- March 26, curated by Alex Chaves

2015  Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA, January 17- March 7


2014  Sargent's Daughters, Sargent's Daughters, New York 


2014  Mental Furniture, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Petrella's Imports


2014  They're There, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles


2013  NADA Art Fair, Young Art Booth, Miami 


2013  Summer Wheat, Mira Dancy, Jessica Williams, Thierry Goldberg, New York


2013  Real Time and Outer-Life, Young Art, Los Angeles,curated by Paul Forney


2012  NADA Art Fair, Young Art Booth, Miami 


2012  Prince At The Forum, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, curated by Joshua Nathanson


2008  MFA Thesis Exhibition, Columbia University, New York


2007  First-Year Exhibition, Columbia University, New York


2007  No Melody Harder (two-person), Thierry Goldberg, New York



BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018   Miranda, Carolina. "Datebook: Avant-garde graphic design, untold stories of California slavery and poetry in the sky: Fool's Gold: Challenging Myth in the Era of Misinformation at Noysky Projects", Los Angeles Times, September 28

2018   Davis, Genie. "All That Glitters: Fool's Gold at Noysky Projects",  Art and Cake, artandcakela.com

2018   ArtMaze Magazine, Spring Issue, Editorial Selection

2017   D'Avignon, Angella."Jessica Williams at SADE", contemporaryartreview.la

2016    Jessica Williams interviewed by Casey Jane Ellison, i-D Mexico, i-d.vice.com

2016   "Palettes", published by Kima Books, kima.us 

2015    New American Paintings, No.121

            Griffin, Jonathan. "Spaces- The Live/Work Gallery", art-agenda.org

            "Jessica Williams at Young Art". artviewer.org

            Bode, Katie, "Jessica Williams at Young Art", contemporaryartreview.la

            Baxter, Jared. "Joshing the Watershed", Flashartonline.com

            "Joshing the Watershed", Terremoto.mx

            Harrison, Jessica. "Painting Gave Me The Most Freedom", voyeurla.net

2014    "Skies", Sex Magazine Issue #9

    "Goings on About Town: Sargents Daughters", The New Yorker, July 18

     Fitzpatrick, Kyle. "Jessica Williams Lifestyle Paintings", laimyours.com

     Indrisek, Scott. "10 Must-See Summer Group Shows", Blouinartinfo.com

2013     Zevitas, Steven. "Must See Show", newamericanpaintings.com

2012     Garcia, Kathy. "Miami Heat", artslant.com


     Teenvag Issue No.2


2011     Dolton-Thorton, Ian. "Stick Like Glue", Artpractical.com


     Tuck, Geoff. Notesonlooking.com, February 3


             Tuck, Geoff. Notesonlooking.com, January 25


2010    "From Los Angeles", urbanoutfitters.com, July 2

2008     Gannon, Victoria. “Hallway Bathroom Gallery”, KQED.org, November 23


     White, Logan. “The Affordable Art Fair NYC”,dossierjournal.com


     Coburn, Tyler. “The Rundown: Columbia University’s M.F.A. 

     Thesis Exhibition”, Rhizome.org, May 14


             Sanders, Charlotte. “I’ll Let You Be In My Dream If I Can Be In Yours”, 

     Lula Magazine, Spring/Summer 


2007    “Highlighted Listings: No Melody Harder”, The New Yorker,  Sept 3-10

     Kugel, Seth. “Summer’s Seven-Day Week”, The New York Times, July 29


AWARDS

2014   Finalist, Fulbright Artist-at-Large Study Grant

2011   Category Winner in Painting, Art Takes London/ Scope Art Fair 

2008   Merit Scholarship, Columbia University, New York

2007   Merit Scholarship, Columbia University, New York
2004   Summer Fellowship, Oxbow School of Painting, Michigan