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Jesse Bransford Biography

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1972

Lives Brooklyn, New York


2000Columbia University, New York; MFA

1996New School for Social Research, New York; BA, History of the Sciences
Parsons School of Design, New York; BFA, Painting (with honors)

One-Person Exhibitions

2013“The Fourth Pyramind,” Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX

2010“The Jungle (for Norma): Works on Paper,” Feature Inc., New York

2009“(IV) = 369 (Luna),” Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami

200843.646944°, -79.378611°, installation for “StreetScape,” Luminato 2008, Toronto; curated by Sam Rauch and
      Bruce Ferguson
Busan Biennial, South Korea

2007“(III) = 260 (Mercurius),” Feature Inc., New York

2006“(II) = 65 (Mavors),” Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne
Of Two and Three (The Left and Right Hands II), installation at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum,
      Santa Barbara, CA (brochure: text by Casey McKenney)
Feature Inc., New York

2005“(I) = 111 (Sol),” Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami (brochure; interview with Gean Moreno)
Shaheen Modern & Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

2004Feature Inc., New York
“Jesse Bransford and Lorenzo De Los Angeles: Collaborations,” Feature Inc., New York

2003“The Void,” Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami
Fiction (Melancholic Landscape), installation at Locust Projects, Miami

2002Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Where From Here?, installation at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
      (brochure: interview with Elizabeth Thomas)

2001Corner 02: Hollyhock (Re: Transition), installation at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
      (brochure: text by Claudine Isé)
Feature Inc., New York

1998Feature Inc., New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013Metaphysical Interventions, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York;
      curated by Matthew C. Wilson

2012“The Black Lodge,” Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
“Sigils & Signs,” Observatory, Brooklyn, NY

2011“Put Up or Shut Up,” New York Academy of Art, New York

2010“Next Wave Art,” Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY; curated by Dan Cameron
“Vision Quest,” Observatory, Brooklyn; curated by Pam Grossman

2009“Art at Straus: NYU Steinhardt Artists at the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of
      Law & Justice,” New York; curated by Nancy Barton and Michael Cohen (brochure)
“The Audio Show,” Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; curated by Seth Kelly
“Trance, Chance, Dreams, & the Unconscious,” Southfirst, Brooklyn

2008“Sonata for Executioner and Various Young Women” (group exhibition), Andre Schlechtriem Contemporary,
      New York; curated by Nicholas Weist
Busan Biennial, Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea; curated by Nancy Barton and Michael Cohen
     (catalogue with texts by Nancy Barton, Michael Cohen, Wobang Kim, and Lawrence A. Rickels)
“Harry Smith Anthology Remixed,” Sensoria Festival, Sheffield, UK; Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA),
      Glasgow; curated by Rebecca Shatwell
“The Sound of Music,” NYU Commons Gallery, New York; curated by Jan Van Wonsel

2007“Le Regard Bleu d’Arthur Rimbaud,” Musée Arthur Rimbaud, Charleville/Mezieres, France; curated by Alain      
“don’t torture the rotten ducklings,” Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI; organized by Gean Moreno and
      Nicholas Frank
“NeoIntegrity,” Derek Eller, New York; curated by Keith Mayerson
“Harry Smith Anthology Remixed,” alt.gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; curated by Rebecca     Shatwell
“Oblique Views of Hollyhock House,” Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, Los Angeles; curated by Gabriel

2006“Block Party: An Exhibition of Drawings,” Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
“Big Juicy Paintings (and More) – Highlights from the Permanent Collection,” Miami Art Museum, Miami
“A Certain Likeness,” Gallery W 52, New York (brochure: text by João Ribas)
“The Square Root of Drawing,” Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin

2005“The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies (Werewolf Express),” Yerba Buena Center
      for the Arts, San Francisco; curated by Trinie Dalton
“Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper,”
      Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; conceived by Barbaralee Diamondstein-Spielvogel
“The Most Splendid Apocalypse,” P.P.O.W., New York; curated by Jason Muirson
“Atomica: Making the Invisible Visible,” Esso Gallery and Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
“The sun rises in the evening.,” Feature Inc., New York
“Trade,” White Columns, New York; curated by Matthew Higgs (brochure)
“Especial – Arbeiten Auf Papier,” Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne
Annual Benefit for White Columns, White Columns, New York

2004“Axxxpresssunizum,” Aliceday, Brussels; curated by Mark Beasley and John Russell
“Axxxpresssunizum,” Vilma Gold, London; curated by Mark Beasley and John Russell
“Impact: New Mural Works,” P.P.O.W., New York, NY
“I Love Music – Creative Growth’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition,” Creative Growth, Oakland, CA;
      curated by Matthew Higgs
“Skulls,” HaNNA, Tokyo; curated by Hanna Fushihara

2003Container Exhibition at Basel Miami, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami
“Drawing Conclusions,” Buena Vista Building, Miami; curated by Nina Arias
“Warped Space,” California College of Arts and Crafts, Wattis Institute, San Francisco (catalogue)
“K48-4: Cult Camp,” Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, NY; curated by K48
“Now Playing,” D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York; curated by John Connelly Presents, K48, and
      Daniel Reich Gallery
“Paradise/Paradox,” Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY (brochure: text by Susan Canning)
“Faking Real,” Leroy Nieman Gallery, Columbia University, New York; curated by Stephen Hilger

2002“K48-3: Teenage Rebel – The Bedroom Show,” John Connelly Presents, New York; curated by Scott Hug
The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York; curated by Norman Dubrow
“Off the Grid,” Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
“GtT2,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; curated by ANP (catalogue)
“Les Fables de La Fontaine,” Centre pour l’Art et la Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France;
      Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland
      Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Exhibition Space of Temple University, Rome
“The Fourth Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York;
      Clifford-Smith Gallery and O-H+T Gallery, Boston; Art Center/South Florida, Miami; Los Angeles Contemporary
      Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Southern Exposure, San Francisco

2001“Not a. Lear,” Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York; Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston; curated by ANP
“Dear Dead Person,” Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Banks Violette
“Ghost Stories,” Sandroni Rey, Venice, CA; curated by Casey McKinney
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta

2000“Greater New York,” P.S. 1 Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY (catalogue, CD-ROM)
“Not a. Lear,” Torch, Amsterdam; Art Process, Paris; Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; curated by ANP
“Two Friends and So On,” Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; curated by Jonathan Horowitz and Rob Pruitt
“Grok Terence McKenna Dead,” Feature Inc., New York
“Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral,” Feature Inc., New York
“2002,” M du b, f, h & g, Montreal; curated by Hudson
“Paper Trail Pt. 2,” Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

1999“Drawings,” Feature Inc., New York
“Would have had.,” Cabinet Gallery, London; curated by Hudson
“Science Fictions,” White Columns, New York; curated by Lauren Ross

1998Drawers,” Feature Inc., New York
Fall Benefit (for Momenta Art), Greene Naftali, New York; curated by Eric Heist and Laura Parnes

1997Feature Inc., New York
Fall Benefit (for Momenta Art), White Columns, New York; curated by Eric Heist and Laura Parnes
“Among Ourselves,” www.sevenseven.com

1995“Epicycle/Motorcycle: An Exhibition on Technology and Humanity,” Parsons Gallery, New York
      (limited edition catalogue)

1994“The Freed Weed,” Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; curated by Dennis Cooper
“Drawings,” Fine Arts Gallery at Parsons, New York; curated by Ken Tisa

Selected Bibliography

2013Keres, Alana. “The Fourth Pyramid – Galveston Artist Residency,” glasstire.com, 26 March  >link

2012Adelaide, Kari. “Artist Interview: Jesse Bransford,” Huffington Post, 24 April  >link

2010Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 3 May 2010

2007“Jesse Bransford/Huston Ripley/Dike Blair,” Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 2 July, 13

2006Helfand, Glen. “The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves and Sarcastic Hippies,” Art on Paper,
      January/February, 78–79
Woddard, Josef. “Weird Sciences,” Santa Barbara News Press, 12–18 May (reproduction)
Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 15 May

2005Andruff, Ombretta Agró. “The Making of ‘Atomica: Making the Invisible Visible,’” Inside, Autumn, 48–55
Cotter, Holland. Review of “Trade,” New York Times, 25 February, E36
Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. “Stargazing: The Sky Is Just the Beginning,” Miami New Times, 13–19 October, 53
Turner, Elisa. “Critic’s Pick,” Miami Herald, 14 October, 38 (reproduction)
Young, Stephanie. “The Cosmological Eye,” Blender, Fall/Winter, 32–33 (reproductions)

2004Church, Amanda.Review, Flash Art, March/April, 62
Johnson, Ken. “Impact: New Mural Projects,” New York Times, 30 July, E35
Moody, Tom. “Paradise/Paradox,” Sculpture, March, 71–72
Moreno, Gean. “Jesse Bransford at Kevin Bruk Gallery,” artUS, January/February, 19 (reproduction)
Stone, Matt. “Mixed Paint,” Flash Art, November/December, 89 (reproduction)

2003Davis, Nicole. “Letter From Miami,” artnet.com, posted 19 September (reproduction)
Ocaña, Damarys. “Geek Art: Gifted Duo Jesse Bransford and Pablo Tomayo Set the Curve For Innovation,”
      Street Miami, 10–16 October, 51 (reproduction)
Ocaña, Damarys. “Strange Fiction: Jesse Bransford’s new mural is out —way out—there,” Street Miami,
      8–15 May, 56 (reproduction)
Ocaña, Damarys. “On your mark ... draw!” Miami Herald, 16 February
Turner, Elise. “Technology Plays Starring Role in Artist’s Eye-Catching Work,” Miami Herald, 29 September, E6
Weinstein, Joel. “Miami Roundup,” latinarts.com, posted 29 June (reproduction)

2002Hoffman, Leslie. “Taking You Places: Artist Creates Mural,” Pitt News, 15 March, 16
Kerr, Merrily. Review, Tema Celeste, March/April, 85 (reproduction)
Shaw, Kurt. “Mural Unites Carnegie Museums of Art, Natural History,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 17 March
Sterling, Kristin. “History, Mythology and Science Fiction Inspire Larger-Than-Life Wall Drawings,”
      Columbia News, 15 February
Thomas, Mary. “Wall Painting Navigates Patrons through Carnegie’s Images, Ideas,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
      9 March, B6
Venkatasubban, Sharmila. “The Writing on the Walls,” Pittsburgh City Paper 13–20 March, 31
“Artist To Display Work,” Intelligencer, 15 March, 6

2001Cotter, Holland. Review, New York Times, 14 December, E40
Cotter, Holland. "Not a. Lear, " New York Times, 12 October, E37
Cotter, Holland. Review of “Dear Dead Person,” New York Times, 25 May, E29
Fox, Catherine. “A ‘Dirty’ Shame,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 28 September, Q6
Hamburger, Susan. Review of “Dear Dead Person,” Waterfront Week, 31 May, 6
Hoptman, Laura. “The Shape of Things to Come: Art and Sci-Fiction.” Flash Art January/February,
      86–89 (reproduction)
Myers, Holly. “Intriguing Mural Eludes Conventional Interpretation,” Los Angeles Times, 7 July, F2

2000Maxwell, Douglas F. “Greater New York at P.S. 1,” ReviewNY.com (Review magazine), 1 May
Saltz, Jerry. “Greater Expectations,” Village Voice, 14 March, 67
Tranberg, Dan. “Bringing the Cutting Edge to Cleveland,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, 16 December, 5E (reproduction)
Utter, Douglas, Max. “Paper Tigers,” Cleveland Free Time, 27 December, 20
Zeitz, Lisa. “Groß und artig und kein bisschen langweilig in der altern Schule,” Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung,
      8 April (reproduction)

1999Williams, Gregory. “Jesse Bransford at Feature,” Frieze, January/February, 82

1998Iovine, Julie V. “A Thoroughly Modern Mother,” New York Times, 17 December, F:1, 7 (reproduction)
Johnson, Ken. Review of “Drawers,” New York Times, 23 January, E35
Schmerler, Sarah. Review, Time Out New York, 24 September–1 October, 61
Szabo, Julia. “Elle Decor Takes on the Small Space,” Elle Décor, April, 236–237 (reproduction)


2013Co-Organizer, The Occult Humanities Conference: Contemporary Art and Scholarship on the Esoteric Traditions,
     October 18–20

2012“That Sinking Sense of Wonder,” Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Jesse Bransford

2005“Melancholia,” a part of “Something Else, A Lecture Series Curated by Adam Putnam,”
      The Astrup/Fearnley Museet, Oslo
“The Art of Memory, Passing/Time: A Lecture Series Curated by Adam Putnam,” 5 Ninth, New York,
      presented by Tracy Williams, Ltd.

2000–01The Void-Pit (Re: Jupiter and Beyond), site-specific wall painting, Feature Inc., New York

Publication of Writings and Reproductions of Artwork

200810 Years of Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Hug, Scott, ed. K48 #7, New York
Dalton, Trinie, ed. MYTHTYM, Picturebox, New York

2007Untitled publication, no. 1 (Spring), Feature Inc., New York (reproduction)
Baird, Daniel. “A Society of Seers,” The Walrus, December/January, 83 (reproduction)

2006Russell, John, ed. Frozen Tears III, London, in collaboration with Casey McKinney

2005Dalton, Trinie, ed. Werewolf Express, Los Angeles
Dexter, Emma, ed. Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon, New York/London
Keegan, Matt, ed. North Drive Press #2, New York
Putnam, Adam, ed. Passing/Time, New York

2004McKinney, Casey, ed. The Dogs, San Francisco
“Mutual Services Agreement” (in collaboration with R. A. Bransford, Jr.), Frozen Tears II, edited by
      John Russell, ARTicle Press, London, 779–92

2003Dalton, Trinie, ed. A Touch of Class (Psychedelic State): Sweet California Unicorns, Los Angeles
Hug, Scott, ed. Cult K48, Fall/Winter, New York
Putnam, Adam, ed. Into the Abyss, New York, 6, 9
Manual, edited by Alexandre Estrela and Scott Harrison, Litographia Amorim, Lisbon, 92–93 (reproduction of

2002Hamilton, Duncan, ed. Black Diamond, no. 4, Black Diamond Press, Liverpool, Great Britain, 15–16
      (reproduction of drawing)

2000Hug, Scott, ed. K48, Fall/Winter, New York, 48–49
McKinney, Casey, ed. Mall Punk Magazine, San Francisco, 21
McKinney, Casey, ed. Animal Stories Magazine, San Francisco, 27

1999Estrela, Alexandre, ed. Biblia #6: Bilblia Goes to America, January/February, Lisbon, 70
Greene, Matthew, ed. Pee Stories Magazine, Los Angeles, 28

1997Bransford, Jesse, ed. Epicycle/Motorcycle, New York, 1–6

1994Cooper, Dennis, ed. The Freed Weed, Los Angeles

Awards and Honors

2004Farpath Foundation residency, Dijon, France

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