Jessica Matier is a New Jersey based artist. She attended Parsons School of Design for illustration. Years later she departed from traditional watercolor and collage practices in pursuit of a refined mixed media approach to expressionist painting. Her work is influenced by Jordan Peterson, Joan Didion, Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois, and Kiki Smith.
Born in South Korea. Attended Parsons School of Design. Resides and works in Belford, NJ.
Jessica Matier’s work explores mankind’s relationship towards nature and society, the preordinance of human existence versus free will, and the knowledge of wisdom within man. The balance of these modes of being are discussed through the perspective of a distilled human and individual experience outside of gender, politics, and other temporal characteristics. Experiencing the movement in these abstractions catalyzes an awakening of the human spirit that celebrates the sanctity and potential of the individual.
The viewer’s mind is released from perspectives that often narrow our vision towards goals and desires. These abstract images allow one to experience a state of hyper-consciousness and create space in the busyness of modern living to weigh virtues and faults. The action of viewing the paintings stretches a hole within daily routines that allow magic or monsters born from unresolved issues to crawl through. This series intends to provide a deeply personal and unique experience while simultaneously building a feeling of inclusivity to the human race.
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Parsons School of Design
2007 Studio Assistant to Jen Liu
2017 The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Semi Finalist, Allouche Gallery, New York, NY
2017 The Creative Climate Awards, TECO, New York, NY
2017 JuriedWatercolor Exhibition: From Traditional to Modern, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
2017 Works for the Soul, Heaven Arts, Asbury Park, NJ
2017 In Your Dreams Group Show, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, Curator: Seunghwui Koo
2017 I_and_Place Group Show, K&P Gallery, New York, NY
2017 “Drip, Dribble, Splash”, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, Curator: Richard Mills
2017 Wide Open 8, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Curator: Cara Manas
Received Certificate of Recognition
2017 Drawing Now, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, Curator: Colin Setz
2017 Backyard, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ, Curator: Sharon Sayegh
2010 N’Ascent Art, N’Ascent Art Gallery, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron
2008 N’Ascent Art Auction, L Gallery Studio, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron
2008 N’Ascent Art, Chelsea Market: Art at the Market, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron
2007 Reenactments, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD Curator: Gary Kachadourian
2007 Polar Bear Projection, Union Square, NY
2007 N’Ascent Art Auction, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron
2007 N’Ascent Art, Auction New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron
2007 N’Ascent Art Auction, Fountain Gallery, New York, NY, Curator: Jen Baron
2004 Untitled Group Show, Le Rev Gallery, Chester NJ