Biography of Jessica Stockholder
Jessica Stockholder (born 1959 in Seattle, USA) is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist. Combining a range of media, Stockholder creates animated and quirky installations that dominate the gallery space. Her site-specific works are overrun with color, energy, and a variety of found objects, ranging from the everyday to blatant examples of consumerism. A prominent figure in academia, Stockholder worked as a professor and the Director of graduate studies within the Yale School of Art's sculpture department prior to 2011, before assuming the role of faculty chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. In addition to her BFA from the University of Victoria (Canada) and her MFA from Yale, Stockholder received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Emily Carr College of Art in 2010, and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Columbia College in 2013.
Her work can be found in permanent collections around the globe, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The British Museum, London; LACMA, Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Prominent exhibitions have taken place at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; SITE Santa Fe; the Venice Biennale; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Honours include the Lucelia Artist Award, Smithsonian American Art Museum; John Solomon Guggenheim Fellowship Award, Visual Art; New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in Painting as well as the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Sculpture; the Susan H. Whedon Award, Yale University and the First Alternate, Prix de Rome, American Academy of Rome.