STATEMENT 

Jessica Matier’s work explores mankind’s relationship towards nature and society, the preordinance of human existence versus free will, and the knowledge of wisdom in man. The balance of these modes of being is discussed through the perspective of a distilled human and individual experience outside of gender, politics, and other temporal characteristics. Experiencing the movement in these abstractions catalyzes an awakening of the human spirit that celebrates the sanctity and potential of the individual.


The viewer’s mind is released from perspectives that often narrow our vision towards goals and desires. These abstract images allow one to experience a state of hyper-consciousness and create space in the busyness of modern living to weigh virtues and faults. The action of viewing the paintings stretches a hole within daily routines that allow magic or monsters born from unresolved issues to crawl through. This series intends to provide a deeply personal and unique experience while simultaneously building a feeling of inclusivity to the human race.

 

EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

Tallahassee International, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, FL

The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY

Women’s Group Show, DT234 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Semi-Finalist, Sponsored by Artsy + Scope Miami, White Box Gallery, New York, NY 

A Collected Individual, Solo Show, Midoma, NY, NY

Group Show, Art Mora Gallery, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Superfine, Milk Gallery, New York, NY

Affordable Art Fair, Sugarlift, New York, NY

Art on Paper, Sugarlift, New York, NY


2017

The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Semi-Finalist, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY

The Creative Climate Awards, TECO, New York, NY

Juried Watercolor Exhibition: From Traditional to Modern, Monmouth Museum, NJ

Works for the Soul, Heaven Arts, Asbury Park, NJ

In Your Dreams Group Show, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, Curator: Seunghwui Koo

I_and_Place Group Show, K&P Gallery, New York, NY

“Drip, Dribble, Splash”, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, Curator: Richard Mills

Wide Open 8, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Curator: Cara Manas
Received Certificate of Recognition

Drawing Now, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, Curator: Colin Setz

Backyard, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, Curator: Sharon Sayegh

2010

N’Ascent Art, N’Ascent Art Gallery, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron

2008

N’Ascent Art Auction, L Gallery Studio, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron

N’Ascent Art, Chelsea Market: Art at the Market, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron

2007

Reenactments, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD Curator: Gary Kachadourian
Polar Bear Projection, Union Square, NY
N’Ascent Art Auction, New York, NY, Curator: Jen BaronN’Ascent Art, Auction New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron

N’Ascent Art Auction, Fountain Gallery, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron

2004

Untitled Group Show, Le Rev Gallery, Chester NJ 

PRESS 

A Quiet Lunch: Superfine
Art Zealous: Superfine
Meet The Others: Jessica Matier