Jessie Edelman







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 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.

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Jessie Edelman: Muse (2018)
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Stills from “The End of Summer”


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