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Jessica Rath

Art Center At Night
Fine Art
jrath@artcenter.edu
www.jessicarath.com

BIOGRAPHY

Los Angeles-based artist Jessica Rath received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1996. In 2014-15, she received the Mid Career Fellowship from the California Community Foundation, C.O.L.A. (City of Los Angeles) Fellowship and grants from the Metabolic Studios, Reed Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation Grant for "a better nectar," a museum exhibition and catalog based on research collaboration with bee scientists at University of Nevada, Reno. Other projects include "Ripe," films, objects and lithography based on tomato genetics, and "take me to the apple breeder" which was featured in numerous reviews including Artforum, Art in America and Smithsonian.

EDUCATION

M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts 1996 Fine Art

WORK INCLUDES

Independent
Artist
Independent
Curator

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE

2015 a better nectar, California State University Long Beach Art Museum, CA
2014 City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Fellowship Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Daughters of Bad Girls, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Weird Science, Jack Hanley Gallery, NY
2013 Something about a Tree, curated by Linda Yablonsky, The Flag Art Foundation, NY
2012 take me to the apple breeder, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA & Jack Hanley Gallery, NY

AWARDS INCLUDE

2014 California Community Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship
2014 The Metabolic Studio Grant (for a better nectar)
2014 COLA Fellowship, Los Angeles Dept of Cultural Affairs
2014 Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant (for a better nectar)
2014 Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation Grant (for a better nectar)
2012 Center for Cultural Innovation ARC Grant, Los Angeles
2010 Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Artistic Innovation Grant, Los Angeles
2003 Bridge Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2001 Metrolab, LA Metro Transportation Authority commissioned project grant

MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE

Art and Environment Archive, Nevada Museum of Art
College Art Association

CLASSES

Art of Research - Fine Artists
Fine Art Professional Practice
Pro Pract Artists (FAR/ILL)
Writing As Curatorial Practice
Writing,exhibit,curate Wks1-6
   
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