Born 1986 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jessie Edelman’s paintings generate layers of fictional spaces, which may be film screens, paintings, photos, or distant vistas, often including a human subject in the foreground witnessing the scene alongside the viewer. The exuberance of Edelman’s colors and elegance of her brushwork are echoed by the timeless Mediterranean-esque locations, such as views from poolside of a villas on a bluff or opulently decorated seaside terraces. Late 19th century and early 20th century artists such as Cézanne, Degas, and Rothko have stylistically influenced her work. She is equally informed by the development of visual culture that occurred in this period and is ongoing today.
Jessie Edelman lives in New York. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013. She had solo exhibitions at Denny Dimin Gallery (New York, NY), Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago, IL), and Robert Blumenthal (New York, NY) and a two-person exhibition (with David Humphrey) at The Suburban (Milwaukee, WI). Recent group exhibitions include 0.0 Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Dirimart (Istanbul, Turkey), Paula Estey Gallery (Newburyport, MA), Bahamas Biennale (Detroit, MI), Anahita Art Gallery (Tehran, Iran), and Circuit 12 Contemporary (Dallas, TX). She has recently exhibited at art fairs in Miami and San Francisco. Her work has been reviewed or featured in i-D Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Vice, Brooklyn Magazine, Artnet News, and Vogue.