Jesse Schlesinger – info

Jesse Schlesinger
born: Kentucky, 1979
lives/works in San Francisco

Education
BFA in Painting and Drawing at CCA, 2008.

Coming Into the Country
This current body of work concerns the process of knowing a place. it is sharing that beloved place with
others. Cultivating the inward experience outward and the expansive intimate. It is listening
quietly and singing without restraint. It is 40 acres of shale, granite, and clay, oak and madrone,
wildflowers and native grasses. It is nest-making, and baby deer, and the way the sun gently
lifts the morning fog- and in walking, discovering ever anew what was always and will never be there.
The experience of change and interconnectedness. Letting go and coming in.

Solo Exhibitions
2010
Green House, General Store, San Francisco, CA.

2008
Make of Yourself a Light, Milk and Honey Art Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

2007
Combination Woodworker, Bruce Gallery and Nave, San Francisco, CA.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2010
Ukiah, Ukiah, CA.
Friends of Friends, Salt Lake City, UT.
Survival Annex, Curiosity Shoppe, San Francisco, CA.

2009
Forever is Always Forever, Eleanor Harwood, San Francisco, CA.
10x10x10, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA.
Open Endless Day to Explore, Headlands, Marin, CA.
Out of the Flat Files II, Triple Base, San Francisco, CA.

2008
Proposal for a Seed Library, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA.
Open for Business, Triple Base, San Francisco, CA.
Angel Island Show, Angel Island, San Francisco, CA.
Trigger, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA.
Outerlands, Mollusk Surfshop, San Francisco, CA.
One Hundred Ton Line, Pro Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Senior Painting and Drawing exhibition, Oliver Arts Center Oakland, CA.
Reconstruction, Bruce Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
One Hundred Ton Line, North Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2007
We Look Heroic, alpha/beta gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Mystical Enchanted Forest, Lobot, Oakland, CA.

2006
Kinetic, Magnolia Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Community Virology, Lobot, Oakland, CA.
B & W, South Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2005
Makers, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, CA.

Curatorial Experience
2009-2010
Co-curator, 18 reasons, San Francisco, CA.
Co-curator, Ukiah, Ukiah, CA.

Selected Publications

2009
Andrew Berardini/Larry Rinder, Surveying the Bay Area Now, Art Slant, September 24.
Alan Bamberger, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Artbusiness.com, September 11.
Ari Messer, the Photo Issue, San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 5.

2008
Carly Berwick, Bump On a Log, NY Times Style Magazine, November 9.
Larry Rinder, Ukiah Utopia.

2007
Readymade Magazine, October.