Bio/CV

Experiments in Art

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After art school at Syracuse University, I landed in New York City in 2000 and began to blend my art and upbringing as a descendant of woman quilters. I created fabric, 3D movable sculptures and showed them with the artist group Skewville. The sculptures proved difficult for transport or storage after a while, I began working on flat art pieces instead using fabric as the medium still. From 2002-2015, my work was shown in various galleries and occasionally adding art to the streets under the nom de plume Pufferella. I also founded, curated and operated Orchard Street Art Gallery in Lower East Side, NYC (2002-2007) and Factory Fresh in Brooklyn (2008-2012) with my previous partner Ad Deville of Skewville.

Continuing to use fabric as the base, I now add ink and paint to create my final artwork scenes. This additional material has allowed the work to take a new direction and evolve into its current form shown recently at Art Fairs and Juried Shows. Currently working out of an art studio in Greenpoint, BK at an old rope factory, has allowed me to make larger artworks.

Born in the USA. Lives and works in New York, NY USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
May 2014 Solo Show “Vacancy”, Factory Fresh, Penthouse 9, Brooklyn, NY
April 2013 Solo Show  "Pufferella’s Boudoir", The Lab, Manhattan, NY
Feb 2010 Solo Show  "I Know u are but what am I?", Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, NY
April 2005 Solo Show  "Pufferella’s Sideshow",  The Pink Pony, Manhattan, NY
Sep 2003 Solo Installation  "Strung’d", Orchard Street Art Gallery, Manhattan, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
March 2021 Gala Auction, Bailey House, Manhattan, NY 

March 2020 Clio Art Fair, Manhattan, NY 
March 2020 Gala Auction, Bailey House, Manhattan, NY 

March 2019 Grand Opening, New York Arts Gallery, Manhattan, NY
March 2019 Gala Auction, Bailey House, Manhattan, NY
January 2019 Stitch In Time, Friday Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
October 2018 Clio Art Fair, Manhattan, NY
August 2018 Exist in Color, Juried Exhibition, Dimebox Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
July 2018 Flowers and Monsters, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
June 2018 My Street He(art), Alley Gallery, Rutland, VT
March 2018 Monster of the ID, Friday Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
March 2017 Clio Art Fair, Manhattan, NY
Oct 2016 Ad Hoc’s 10th Anniversary & Luna Park Book Release, 17 Frost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
July 2016 Jon Burgerman’s Summer Party, Society of Illustrators, Manhattan, NY
Jan 2016 Bushwick Book Club Galapagos Art Show, Manhattan, NY
Sept 2015 Bushwick Book Club Tree Grows in Brooklyn Art Show, Superfine, Brooklyn, NY
May 2015 Benefit auction for Housing Works, Metropolitan Pavilion, Manhattan, NY
Jan 2015 Bushwick Book Club Blue Beard Art Show, Manhattan, NY
Nov 2014 Another Group Show, 17 Frost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
May 2014 Benefit auction for Housing Works, Metropolitan Pavilion, Manhattan, NY
June 2013 10 Year Anniversary Show,  MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
May 2012 Streetudbe, Yo Gallery, Taipei City, Taiwan 
March 2012 Art Station Armory After Party,  The Hole, Manhattan, NY
June 2011 Surrealism, Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, NY
December 2010 Stars of Bethlehem, High Roller Society, London UK
March 2009 Work To Do, 112 Green Street, Manhattan, NY
February 2009 Street Crush,  AlphaBeta, Brooklyn, NY
December 2008 The Piece Process, Anonymous Gallery, Manhattan, NY
December 2008 The DeVille’s Holiday Special, Factory Fresh, Brooklyn, NY
September 2008 Pufferella installation, Gallery Number One, Dublin, IR
July 2008 Cancer Sell, 98 Leonard Street, London, UK
May 2007 Booked, ABC No Rio, Manhattan, NY
March 2007 Pure Projects Gallery Nolita, Manhattan, NY
April 2006 Girls Girls Girls, MF Gallery,Manhattan, NY
December 2005 Taqaria Pendejo, Orchard Street Art Gallery, Manhattan, NY
November 2005 The Toy Show,  MF Gallery, Manhattan, NY
October 2005 The Fame Game, Basement Aire Gallery, Manhattan, NY
December 2004 Masks, Paramount Theater, Peekskill, NY
September 2004 Showgirls, Orchard Street Art Gallery, Manhattan, NY

AWARDS

2020 Art International Landscape finalist

PUBLISHED

Dec 2020 Oyedrum Magazine Volume 3, Coitus Interruptus Three Poems by Jessie Janeshek