biography

Jessica Stockholder was born in Seattle in 1959. She lives and works in Chicago. Stockholder is one of the most influential artists working today in the United States. She works with accumulations of mundane materials (furniture, chairs, fabrics, kitchen tools, plastic boxes, lamps). Using paint and color together with objects from the world, her art transforms the viewerʼs attention to perception, creating circumstance for familiar space and objects to be seen with fresh eyes. The altered relationship between objects, combined and her unusual sense of color are orchestrated within a pictorial framework. The work generates various moods and carries forth an abstract sort of narrative that can be understood as analogous to the flow of sound over time in music. Within this structure, and making use of the illusionistic space generated by the paintingʼs surface, Stockholderʼs work allows for the experience of fantasy and fiction.

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Jessica Stockholder was born in Seattle in 1959. She lives and works in Chicago. Stockholder is one of the most influential artists working today in the United States. She works with accumulations of mundane materials (furniture, chairs, fabrics, kitchen tools, plastic boxes, lamps). Using paint and color together with objects from the world, her art transforms the viewerʼs attention to perception, creating circumstance for familiar space and objects to be seen with fresh eyes. The altered relationship between objects, combined and her unusual sense of color are orchestrated within a pictorial framework. The work generates various moods and carries forth an abstract sort of narrative that can be understood as analogous to the flow of sound over time in music. Within this structure, and making use of the illusionistic space generated by the paintingʼs surface, Stockholderʼs work allows for the experience of fantasy and fiction.

Stockholder’s work has been exhibited in major American and European museums including: Centre Pompidou, Paris (2021); OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin (2021); Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2019); The Contemporary Austin (2018); Art Basel | Parcours (2018); Fundación Barrié, Vigo (2012); Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole (2012); The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (2011); Palacio de Cristal, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2010); Denver Art Center (2009); Vancouver Art Gallery (2006); GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin (2006); Whitney Biennal, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004); Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2003); BAC – Baltic Art Center, Visby (2003); CAPC – Museé d’art contemporain de Bordeaux (2003); Kunstverein St.Gallen (2001); Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1995); Fundación “La Caixa”, Barcelona (1995); Kunsthalle Zurich (1992).

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images

Holding hardware, 2021

Steel, paint, rope, hardware, iron weight

87 × 59 × 12,6 cm (sculpture; overall dimensions variable)

Holding hardware, 2021 (detail)

Steel, paint, rope, hardware, iron weight

87 × 59 × 12,6 cm (sculpture; overall dimensions variable)

Corona Virus homework #39: Aftermath, 2020

Lokta paper, watercolor paper, thread and acrylic paint

43,2 × 55,9 cm

Corona Virus homework #34: Bruise, 2020

Chiffon, acrylic paint, fabric, Lokta paper

78,7 × 61 cm

Corona Virus homework #40: Juneteenth, 2020

Lokta paper, watercolor paper, brass screen, thread, pencil, pencil crayon, acrylic paint, marker, thread, vinyl, fragment of Nepalese painting, plastic tarp

58,4 × 53,3 cm

Corona Virus homework #38: Flash point, 2020

Three kinds of paper, plastic tarp, thread, acrylic paint

53,3 × 55,9 cm

Corona Virus homework #37: Slipknot, 2020

Paper, tulle, plastic tarp, thread, bootlace, acrylic paint, pencil crayon, plastic tarp

68,6 × 54,6 cm

Corona Virus homework #41: Hallmark Card, 2020

Watercolor paper, embroidery thread, pencil crayon

49,5 × 38,1 cm

Draft [JS606], 2014

Plastic garage floor tiles, copper tubing, foil, wooden pepper mill part, acrylic paint, plastic parts, electric cord, wooden branch, rubber washers, wire, shells, galvanized steel vent part, white metal bracket, orange rope, white rope, zip ties, key chain wires, orange ping pong balls, rubber, rivets. Light fixture: recessed LED ceiling fixture.

116,8 × 91,4 × 91,4 cm

Green Angles [JS598], 2014

Webbing, acrylic paint, styrofoam covered with glued rice paper and acrylic paint, carpet, plastic bits, tree branch, plastic coated green wire, tack, nail and velcro

256,5 × 147,3 × 20,3 cm

5 Plus Orange [JS569], 2013

Brass #5 letter, copper plumbing bulb, wood fan blade, plastic parts, bungee cord, plumbing parts and oil paint

147,3 × 38,1 × 14 cm

Marked, Clamped & Cloud [JS581], 2013

copper flashing, copper tubing, copper clamps, copper head scratcher, hose mount hardware, silk fabric, nylon tulle, gold string, yellow rope, acrylic and oil paint, yellow plastic part, copper wire, copper tacks, screw

182,9 × 80 × 31,8 cm

[JS 529], 2012

Primed masonite, acrylic paint, cloth leaves, plastic parts, ribbon, hardware, fake rock and linoleum

101,6 × 76,2 × 19,1 cm

Untitled, 2006-2011

Wool carpet

80 × 300 cm

Untitled, 2003

Blue glass lamp, blue plastic bin, small gold and glass topped coffee table, plywood, silver lamp, aluminum/tar backed flashing, acrylic paint, fake fur

112 × 117 × 91 cm

[JS 279], 1996

Blue plastic tubs, plastic piggy bank, flowery fabric, oil paint, string, rope, wire, metal brackets, dish scrub, plastic, heating vent

142,2 × 67,3 × 5 cm

public exhibitions

OGR

Torino

Cut a rug a round square

11.2 – 25.7.2021

Photo: Andrea Rossetti, Courtesy OGR Torino

Kunstmuseum St.Gallen

Lokremise

St.Gallen

Città irreale

6.2 – 8.8.2021

Photo: Sebastian Stadler

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum

Vienna

Slip Slidin' Away

28.6 – 5.11.2019

Photo: Iris Ranzinger

Centraal Museum

Utrecht

Jessica Stockholder: Stuff Matters

19.4 – 1.9.2019

© Centraal Museum, Utrecht / Gert Jan van Rooij

Centraal Museum

Utrecht

Jessica Stockholder: Stuff Matters

19.4 – 1.9.2019

© Centraal Museum, Utrecht / Gert Jan van Rooij

Centraal Museum

Utrecht

Jessica Stockholder: Stuff Matters

19.4 – 1.9.2019

© Centraal Museum, Utrecht / Gert Jan van Rooij

Centraal Museum

Utrecht

Jessica Stockholder: Stuff Matters

19.4 – 1.9.2019

© Centraal Museum, Utrecht / Gert Jan van Rooij

Centraal Museum

Utrecht

Jessica Stockholder: Stuff Matters

19.4 – 1.9.2019

© Centraal Museum, Utrecht / Gert Jan van Rooij

The Contemporary Austin

Austin, Texas

Jessica Stockholder: Relational Aesthetics

15.9.2018 – 3.3.2019

Image courtesy: The Contemporary Austin. Photo: Colin Doyle

The Contemporary Austin

Austin, Texas

Jessica Stockholder: Relational Aesthetics

15.9.2018 – 3.3.2019

Image courtesy: The Contemporary Austin. Photo: Colin Doyle

Parcours

Art Basel 2018

Basel

Three Squared on the River Bank

14.6 – 17.6.2018

Parcours

Art Basel 2018

Basel

Three Squared on the River Bank

14.6 – 17.6.2018

Parcours

Art Basel 2018

Basel

Three Squared on the River Bank

14.6 – 17.6.2018

press

Materie, Raum, Beziehung

Francesca Interlenghi

Stayinart

Winter 2020

Stockholder in Utrecht

Jeremy Sigler

Tablet Magazine

June 27, 2019

Black e Stockholder

Domus

May 28, 2014

publications

Jessica Stockholder: Stuff Matters

Edited by Laurie Cluitmans

Mousse Publishing

Milan

2019

Jessica Stockholder: Revised and Expanded edition

Lynne Tillman, Barry Schwabsky, Lynne Cooke, Germano Celant

Phaidon

London

2018

Jessica Stockholder: Wide Eyes Smeared Here Dear

Edited by Lóránd Hegyi

Silvana Editoriale

Milan

2012

Grab grassy this moment your I's

Jessica Stockholder

Laumeier Sculpture Park

St. Louis, IL

2011

video


Cut a rug a round square curated by Jessica Stockholder

2021

Exhibition video at OGR Torino. Courtesy OGR Torino.

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