Born 1975, USA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

 

Education

2006MFA, Studio for Interrelated Media, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2003Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art/Painting, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1997Bachelor of Arts, Chinese Language and Cultural Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA

1996Semester abroad, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

 

One Person Exhibitions | Performances | Interventions

2015    A French Off, Duo, Kingston, NY

2014    Ivy Heart P, Sidewalks of Brooklyn, NY

2013    Living Room Host (for Lee Mingwei), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

2012    For You I Feel Lucky, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Compass Program, Boston, MA

             For You I Feel Lucky, AS220 (The Empire Black Box), Providence, RI

             Living Room Host (for Lee Mingwei), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

             For You I Feel Lucky, The Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2011    For You I Feel Lucky, The Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

             For You | [W]Rapper, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

             The World Famous Secretary For You, Rebekah Templeton, Philadelphia, PA

             For You I Feel Lucky, New England Art Awards, Somerville, MA

2010    For You I Feel Lucky, Effectus, Boston, MA

             For You, Beautiful, Samson Projects, Boston, MA In perpetuity at:     https://jessicagath.typeform.com/to/lLg2Lx

             For You | [W]Rapper, Mobius Art Space, Boston, MA

             The World Famous Secretary For You, MEME, Cambridge, MA | www.theworldfamoussecretary.com

2009    For You, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2007    Every atom belonging to me as sure belongs to you, the wink, Cambridge,MA

             Even the highest mind... On Death and Dying, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls,VT

             Dedication of the Leurig Collection, The Mini Maritime Museum, Cambridge, MA

2006    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Paine & Bakalar Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2005    ≥ Hippasus of Metapontum, Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

             Even the highest mind... Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2001    My Skinniest Friends, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions | Performances | Interventions

2016    Order of the Gingerbread (Open) House (with Patrick Jacobs, Raj Kottamasu, Dan Miller, Dan Waller, and Xo Wood), Brooklyn, NY

             Works well with others, upon invitation of John C. Gonzalez, Brown University, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence RI

2015    To Feel Things with Others | Performancy Forum Quinquennial (with Alice Vogler), Grace Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014    surprise guest dinner series (with John C. Gonzalez), Brooklyn, NY

             Supermarket Art Fair, Grafik i Väst, Stockholm, Sweden

             Time Body Space Objects 3, Difibrillator, Chicago, IL

2013    Home Depot House (for John C. Gonzalez), deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA

             J’s Tub Tape – Don’t Touch Ever! (w/ Sue Murad & John C. Gonzalez), Boston, MA

             I Always Knew You Were a Witch (w/ Sue Murad, Alice Vogler & Vela Phelan),  Boston, MA

             PINK, The Good Sugar (with Sue Murad, Christo Wood, et al), Boston, MA

             lamb, The Good Sugar (with Sue Murad & Christo Wood), Boston, MA

             Iced Tea Picnic! (with DEAD ART STAR), Larz Anderson Park, Brookline, MA

             Tree University (with Futurefarmers), deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA 

             wood, The Good Sugar, Boston, MA

             Margaritaville (with Sue Murad, Jordan Tynes & Taylor McVay), Boston, MA

             Near Death Performance Art Experience Feast (with Alice Vogler and Vela Phelan), Roxbury, MA 

             PEEPS (with Sue Murad), Boston, MA

             Black & White (with Sue Murad), Boston, MA

             Red (with Zayde Buti), The Good Sugar, Boston, MA

             Upsodown, The New Art Center, Newton, MA

2012    Violet, The Good Sugar, Boston, MA

             Big, Red & __________, Big, Red Shindig, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

             On Sincerity, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA (co-curated by Lynne Cooney and Liz Munsell)         

             For You, Figment Boston, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

             deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (catalog)

             Campaign for Good, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA (with Christo Wood, Matt Shanley and Karen Stein)

2011-   Kindness Is Contagious, Boston, MA; Portland, OR; Doha, Qatar; Götebörg, Sweden; Lima, Peru

             Everything But Paper Prayers, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

             Postcards From the Edge, Cheim & Read, New York, NY

             Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (catalogs)

             Bumpkin Forward [I ______ Bumpkin Island Art Encampment], Mobius, Boston, MA 

             The 22nd Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (catalog)

             Swap Meet, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

2010    Everything But Paper Prayers, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

             Boston Related, Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA

             I _____ Bumpkin Island Art Encampment, Berwick Research Institute | Studio Soto, Boston, MA

             For You | [W]Rapper, for Artrages in collaboration with Mobius, East Boston, MA

             Labyrint 09 - Writings and Observations, Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba, Sweden (catalog)

             Color Isn’t Matter (for William Pope L.), Samson Projects, Boston, MA

             Buried (for Sue Murad), Park Street Church, Boston, MA

             The 21st Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (catalog)

2009    Everything But Paper Prayers, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

             Figurative (Movement in the MFA), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

             Postcards From the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

2008    The Annual AIDS Benefit 2008, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

             Celebration of the Arts, The Emerson Center for Arts & Culture, Bozeman, MT

             The 19th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (catalog)

2007    the 1950 ford show, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

             Project YUM, Union Square, Somerville Arts Council, Somerville, MA

2006    Salon d’Atelier Haricots Verts, Stringbean Artspace, Somerville, MA

2005    Systems, Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2004    Midway Show, Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

             Endo/Ecto, Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2003    Paper Dolls, Lux Gallery, Somerville, MA

2000    100 Cameras Project, Hewlett-Packard, www.hp.com/100cameras

1995    Juried Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 

Books

2014    Sticker Book (for John C. Gonzalez)

2011    The Final Destination Used to Be My Main Question. ISBN: 978-1-257-09148-5

2011    I ________ Bumpkin Island Art Encampment. ISBN: 978-1-257-11656-0

2010    We are ______. ISBN: 978-0-557-14420-4

 

Press

2014     Landfill Quarterly: Issue 4

2013     Big, Red & Shiny Blog: April 1, Anulfo Baez.”Covering Performance Art through the Years on Big, Red & Shiny”

2012     Big, Red & Shiny Blog: December 5, Leah Triplett.”On/Sincerity”

2012     Two Coats of Paint: November 24, Sharon Butler.”Quick Study: forgotten, lost, missed and sincere”

2012     Big, Red & Shiny Blog: September 26, the Editors.”Big Red Shindig Performance Previews”

2012     WGBH Arts: July 18, Mary Tinti. “Kindness is Contagious at Figment Boston”

2012    Boston Globe: March 28, Milva Didomizio. “The Campaign for Good; Positively Positive”

2012    Stuff Magazine: March 14, Stuff Boston. “Stuff We Love”

2012    Artscope: March/April, J. Fatima Martins. “The 2012 deCordova Biennial”

2012    littleyellowbirds.blogspot.com: February 21, Joetta Muae. “the other biennial?”

2012    The Evolving Critic: January 26, Anulfo Baez. “My Best Art(s) of 2011 List”

2011    Boston Urban Safari: November 14, Cristy Maldonado. “#42: For You I Feel Lucky at The Hallway JP”

2011    The Evolving Critic: November 11, Anulfo Baez. “For You I Feel Lucky”

2011    Boston Globe: October 7, Cate McQuaid. “2012 deCordova Biennial adds a new point of view to explore ‘hybrid practices’”

2011    Emmons, Didi. Wild Flavors; One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm. Chelsea Green.

2011    the artblog: August 25, Andreea Bailuc. “Jessica Gath’s Gift Giving Without a Registry’’

2011    the artblog: August 15, Roberta Fallon. “One night wonders at Grizzly and Vox and other things worth seeing at August First Friday”

2011    Philadelphia Weekly: August 3, Katherine Rochester. “August First Friday Picks”

2011    Boston Phoenix: July 11, Greg Cook. “Thinking Locally: The MCC Awards at Tufts, ‘Flourish’ at MassArt, and ‘The Cave Project’’

2011    Philadelphia Weekly: March 23, Roberta Fallon. “The Secretary Will See You Now”

2011    Philadelphia Metro: March 3, Monica Weymouth. “Celebrating the Art of the Letter”

2010    Cambridge Day, Arts + Culture: June 29, Mark Levy. “Performing a temp job that is anything but routine”

2010    Big, Red & Shiny, Our Daily Red: January 16, Christian Holland

2007    Bellows Falls Town Crier [VT], Vol. 48, No. 16: October 19, David Blistein. “Life Really Does Spring Eternal!”

2007    The Message, Vol. 34, No. 42: October 17-23, Rockingham Free Public Library. “Jessica Gath Art at RFPL”

2001    Pedersen, B. Martin. Top Ten in Advertising. New York: Graphis, 2001                    

       

Residencies

2009Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor, WA

 

Visiting Artist/Lectureship

2014    TIME (for Andi Sutton), Studio Foundations, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

             Senior Sculpture Seminar, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2013    Department of Art Practice (ceramics), University of California, Berkeley

             Studio for Interrelated Media Major Studio, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2012    Art Education Portfolio, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

             Sculpture Studio, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2011    Senior Sculpture Seminar (with Ralph Helmick), Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2010    Senior Sculpture Seminar, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2008    Hyde Square Task Force, Series on Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2007    Rockingham Free Public Library, Series on Death and Dying, Bellows Falls, VT

2006    China Middle School, China, ME