Collection: Jessica Cannon

Jessica Cannon depicts imagined landscapes informed by feminine and cosmic forces. Balancing spatial, figurative, ecstatic, and erotic qualities, the visual elements in her work reflect a process of individual and collective searching. This search happens along two orbits – out in the far reaching universe, as described by physics, and inside an interior world shaped by personal experience. Cannon has exhibited her work at Honey Ramka (Brooklyn, NY), Not Gallery (Austin, TX), Crush Curatorial (Amagansett, NY), Big Medium (Austin, TX), The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Tinlark (Los Angeles, CA), Atelier Seruse (Marseille, FR), and elsewhere. She is a past recipient of The Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Fund Grant and been awarded residencies at the Jentel Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s SwingSpace Program on Governor’s Island. Select press and publications include: The New York Times, Flaunt Magazine, phaidon.com, Maake Magazine, New American Paintings, Dovetail, and Hyperallergic. In 2017, Jessica founded Far By Wide, an ongoing series of exhibitions to support social and environmental justice organizations. She received her BA from Tufts University and MFA from Parsons School of Design. She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design and CUNY Queens College.