Jessica Segall

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Artist Statement

With a mix of humor and elbow grease, my work investigates the link between creativity and survival: engaging current cultural attitudes towards adaptation. My multidisciplinary practice spans video, performance and sculpture. Combining ecology and art history, I present acts of endurance and tools for survival in a precarious time



MFA Columbia University School of Art, New York, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2000   BA, Bard College, Annandale, NY

1999   Lorenzo de Medici Institute, Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions and Two Person Exhibitions

½ a cord, Recess, NY, NY
Flutteries, or A Feeling of Impending Doom, 125 Maiden Lane, NY, NY

Rock Shop III, Denny Gallery, NY, NY

A Thirsty Person, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

The Hardship, Vox Populi, Philidelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions

The Museum Imagined, Danese Corey, NY, NY
A Sea Change Into Worlds Rich and Strange, Abrons Art Center, NY, NY
27 Below, De Fabriek, Eindoven, Netherlands
Draw: Mapping Maddness, Dali Contemporary Art Museum, Dali, China

Homestead, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY
Electric House, Helper Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Draw: Mapping Maddness, Inside Out Museum, Beijing, China
Recapturing the Scenic Wilds, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, Bronx, NY
Artists and The Arctic Circle, 1285 Broadway Gallery, NY, NY
Zodiac in the House of Element, Pongnoi Gallery, Chang Mai, Thailand

Stage for a Journey, ReMap4, Athens, Greece
Welcome to the Real, TEMP Art Space, NY, NY
Material, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
A City(ies) That Walked, The Archigram Space Program, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

Videorover, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY
Land Art Mongolia, National Modern Art Gallery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Machine Wilderness; International Symposium for Electronic Art 2012, Albequerque, NM
Found Outside, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
RAPID/TRANSIT, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia,

EAF 2011, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

Handheld History, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
The Wrong Miracle, NoMinimo, Puntilla, Ecuador
A Failed Entertainment, LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, NY, NY

A Momentary Fantasy, Scaramouche, NY, NY
El Maiz es Nuestra Vida, Centro Provincial de Arte Plastica and Disegno, 10th Havana Bienal, Cuba
OK Comedy: Jakarta International Video Festival, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia


New York Foundation for the Arts (Sculpture)
Arts / Science Initiative, Chicago University

Foundation for Contemporary Art, Emergency Grant

Art Matters
L.I.A.E.P. Kansas City Artist Coalition

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Columbia University

Andrew Fisher Fellowship Fund, Columbia University


Cannonball, Miami, FL

Bemis Arts Center, Omaha, NE
Sharpe / Walentas Space Program, NY, NY

Triangle Arts Residency, Brooklyn, NY
Abrons Art Center, NY, NY
Art OMI, Ghent, NY

The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Aldo and Leonardo, Noatak, Alaska
SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
Land Art Mongolia, Ikh Gazriin Chuluu, Mongolia
Franconia Sculpture Park, St. Croix, MN

The Arctic Circle, Spitzbergen, Norway
Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen Foundation, Germany
Socrates Sculpture Park, Emerging Artist Fellowship

The Studios of Key West, Key West, Florida

Artist Workshop, Michaelis, University of Capetown, South Africa

2002, 2000
Artist Workshop with Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, Florence, Italy


Turley, Ryan, “Jessica Segall Visited By Ryan Turley” (May 2015) The Coastal Post
Worby, Rebecca, “Fire Inside” (June 2015) Orion Magazine
Dees, Sahsa, “27 Below @ De Fabriek” (April 2015) trendbeheer
Stackhouse, Christopher, “Thinking About Jessica Segall’’s ½ a Cord” Recess Critical Writing (Feb 2015)
Dees, Sasha, “Jessica Segall: 1⁄2 a cord,” (Jan 2015) trendbeheer
2014     Wang, Sue, “Research Exhibition “Draw: Mapping Madness” Opened at Inside-Out Art Museum in                     Beijing” (Dec 2014) Cafa Art Info
Bruckner, Matilda Tomaryn, “Ventriloquists, Female Impersonators, The Genuine Article? (Dec 2014) Oxford University Press Blog
Stopa, Jason (Nov 2014) “November Shows To Know” Whitewall Magazine
Burton, Louise (Oct 2014) “Fused Muse Ensemble Draws Attention to Environmental Issues Through Music, Dance and Video at Constellation in Chicago” Classicalite
“Recapturing The Scenic Wilds in Conversation With Wave Hill Curators” (Sept. 2014) Hispanic Business
Shahrigian, Shant (Oct. 2014) “Wave Hill Exhibit Evokes Teddy Roosevelt’s Spirit” Riverdale Press
Gupta, Prachi (August 2014) “From Fan Fiction To Tattoo Sleeves The Weirdest David Foster Wallace Inspired Art,”

Corona, Sarah (April 2014) “Off-Grid Technologies and the Art of Jessica Segall.” Ornot Magazine
Marsala, Helga (May 2013) “New York Updates,” Arte Tribune
Kollatz, Harry Jr. (March 2013) “1708 Exhibit Ponders Creativity, Survival” Richmond Magazine
“InSight: Jessica Segall,” (March 2013) Richmond Arts Review

Sculpture Center Tumbler, Sculpture Notebook, “Jessica Segall”
“Itinerary” Sculpture Magazine, Jan / Feb 2012 Vol. 31 pp. 14 Beiträge Zur Kunstvermittlung / Kunst Wissenschaft Wirtschaft, Kuenstledorf Schoppingen pp. 29-31

Silver, Jocelyn (Sept. 2011) “Delicious Eye Candy at Socrates Sculpture Park” Hyperallergic

Wildsmith, Steve, “ Singer moves from visual to musical artistic pursuits,” The Daily Times

Pindyk, Maya “Queers, Crimes, Midgets and Murder” NY Arts / Berliner Kunst Birk, Aaron, “Phylanges” NY Arts / Berliner Kunst

Overkill La Phalanstere, London England: Booth – Clibborn
Tomon, James, “Crumbs” NY Arts / Berliner Kunst