Born 1986 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jessie Edelman explores meaningful issues from throughout the history of painting that have an impact on contemporary art. In her recent collection of paintings she took a stylistic departure from her earlier paintings. The work focuses on the muses, reimagining the muse as the ultimate artist, and defying the modern notion of a muse. The muses are painted larger-than-life in lush, bold colors and dynamic, contrapposto poses. She continues to explore agency in creation and the viewing of an artwork, as well as questioning the circumscribed roles of author, subject, and inspiration.
Jessie Edelman received her MFA from Yale University and her BA from Skidmore College. She has had solo exhibitions at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York, Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago and Robert Blumenthal Gallery in New York, and was in a two-person exhibition with David Humphrey at The Suburban in Milwaukee. Her work has been reviewed or featured in i-D Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Vice, Brooklyn Magazine, Artnet News, and Vogue.