Jessica Snow

Jessica Snow

United States 1964

Abstract Art

Jessica Snow
Jessica Snow
United States
November 4, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Jessica Snow is an American artist, best known for her abstract and hard edged work characterized by bright and vivid linear forms.

Jessica was born in Berkeley, California. She earned BA at The University of California, Davis, and received her MFA from Mills College. Jessica also attended the Université de la Nouvelle-Sorbonne III and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in New York. Among her professors and mentors were famous Hung Liu and Wayne Thiebaud.

Thirty Shapes

Jessica Snow - Thirty Shapes 1 and 2, 2015
Jessica Snow – Thirty Shapes 1 and 2, 2015

Snow once said that painting could be conceived as a structural diagram of the human psyche. But, what really inspires this artist is the randomness of the stream of consciousness – so, she is sincerely content when her paintings are ‘human’ in their lack of perfection. Snow’s work also explores that gray aria between order and chaos, between logic and emotion.

Jessica’s work is mostly done in acrylic and oil. Sometimes, she even draws on the surface with a black fine-point pen and always makes studies with a pen or pencil before she starts to paint – sometimes creating up to 20 sketches! Though these sketches she addresses problems such as spatial issue, for example.

Centrifuge and Pink Link

Jessica Snow - Centrifuge and Pink Link, 2014
Jessica Snow – Centrifuge and Pink Link, 2014

When talking about her art favorites, Snow always mentions Sophie Taeuber-Arp and especially Matisse, Sol LeWitt’s and Ellsworth Kelly’s work. She received Artadia Award, the Cadogan Fellowship Award and was in a selection for the American Artists Abroad Program in Montevideo.

The artist is represented by IdeelArt.

Jessica Snow currently teaches painting, drawing and art history at University of San Francisco, where she lives.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Refraction in the Line of SightGalleri Urbane, DallasSolo
2013In Living ColorGalleri Urbane, DallasSolo
2010Multiple Plot PointsJen Bekman Gallery, NYCSolo
2010Paintings for the Corner of the EyeCaffe Museo, SFMOMASolo
2008Incident in the Territory of InventionMerge Gallery, NYCSolo
2007Hi JinxRena Bransten Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2005Stratagems for LivingRena Bransten Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2004Orbits of ParadoxRiverside Art Museum, Riverside, CASolo
2003The Optimist’s ConundrumRena Bransten Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
2001Definition ProofPost, Los AngelesSolo
1999Eccentricity of the Middle GroundFour Walls, San FranciscoSolo
1999Recent PaintingsSFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, San FranciscoSolo
1997Fragile BoundariesSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill ValleySolo