Jess Fuller

 ( 1972, Portland )

Born 1972, Portland, Maine, US Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


University of Iowa, Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Iowa City, US Boston University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Boston, US
In this new series on view, Fuller's dyed structural paintings have evolved into sinuous reliefs. The artist begins her process on the floor, working on multiple pieces at once, moving shapes around, letting time pass in a release for the imagination. Evocative of Matisse's cutouts, Arp's assemblages and Miro's tapestries, these works unite color and texture to explore the limits of paint on canvas. Surfaces are washed, cut, glued, sewn, sprayed, and painted in a cyclical process that creates tension through the pairing of line and contour.

Casting her net wide, Fuller culls from a vast variety of sources that includes Harry Dean Stanton, Hopi Edlers' Prophecy, David Smith's Sprays and Colombian Mola textiles. The sensibilities of drawing, painting, sculpture and performance merge, as the works-anchored by dual compositions-provoke experimental, intuitive and surreptitious progressions. Unwieldy patterns shift from psychedelic washes to bold saturations of color in a systematic chaos. There is an apparent casual intuition in these works, a leap of faith that Fuller takes to allow for these forms to naively dance across the surface. The artist's vulnerability is further revealed as surreal and boundless figures begin to manifest within each vibrant composition.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Feed the Meter, Wandhaff
September 23 - December 16, 2017

Solo Shows

Canada, New York, USA

Fairy Smoke, Herald St, London, United Kingdom
Planet without a body, Martos Gallery, New York, USA

NADA Miami, Martos Gallery, Miami, USA
Jellie, organized by Mary Grace Wright, Martos Gallery, New York, USA

Washed up and bleached out, organized by Jens-Peter Brask, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group Shows

Fort Greene, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Venus, Los Angeles, USA
Re-Planetizer, curated by The Pit, Regina Rex, New York, USA
Inside Out, Berthold Pott Gallery, Cologne, Germany
8 Femmes, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium

BFA Boatas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Call and Response, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA
I Can't Wait to Get Off Work, Bannerette, New York, USA

The Fruit Loop, Soloway, New York, USA
Beach Painting Club, Paddle 8 Silent Auction, New York, USA
Limits of Desire, 7 Dunham, New York, USA
A la Carte, Minimal Art, Shoot The Lobster, New York, USA

Temperature, curated by Hillary Doyle and Reid Hitt, Projekt722, New York, USA
Made with Mustard, East Hampton Shed, East Hampton, USA
Slowed and Throwed, Chinatown Arcade, New York, USA
Bred and Fed, organized by Mary Grace Wright, Shoot The Lobster, Iowa City, USA
The Cat Show, Tomato House, Brooklyn, USA
Dallas Art Fair, Martos Gallery, New York, USA
New Traditionalists, organized by Mary Grace Wright, Martos Gallery, New York, USA

Text/Image, SOUTHFIRST, Brooklyn, USA
The Idea of the Thing..., organized by Rachel Uffner, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA
BNA: From Brooklyn to Nashville, ZieherSmith pop-up gallery, Nashville, USA
Tensile Strength, ZieherSmith, New York, USA
Monochrome, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Group Expo, The Armory Show, Canada Gallery, New York, USA
The Balloon, SOUTHFIRST, Brooklyn, USA
A PERSON OF COLOR: a mostly orange exhibition, organized by Jose Lerma, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, USA

SALAD DAYS, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Material Issue and Other Matters, organized by Wallace Whitney and Michael Mahalchick, Canada Gallery, New York, USA
Selected Press
Steer, Emily, "Jess Fuller: Fairy Smoke at Herald St", Elephant Magazine, September Smith, Roberta, "Jess Fuller: 'Planet Without a Body'", The New York Times, 5th February

Rutherford, Michael, "Painting How You Feel, Not How you Should", Painter's Bread, 2nd September 2011 Archey, Karen, "The Armory, ADAA The Art Show, and Independent", Art Agenda, 4th March
Vartanian, Hrag, "Going Contemporary at the Armory", Hyperallergic, 3rd March
Calandra, Maria, "Jess Fuller", Pencil in the Studio, 1st December

Kalm, James, "BROOKLYN DISPATCHES: Funkster Formalism, Crap Constructivism", The Brooklyn Rail, October
Johnson, Paddy, "10 Best 'Gritty' Brooklyn Shows in Manhattan", The L Magazine, 8th December

Jess Fuller :

New York Times - Roberta Smith

February 05, 2015

Feed the Meter Vol. 2

Feed the Meter Vol. 2

December 12, 2017