Jessica Stockholder is a pioneer of multimedia genre-bending installations that have become a prominent language in contemporary art. Her site-specific interventions and autonomous floor and wall pieces have been described as “paintings in space.” Stockholder’s complex installations incorporate the architecture in which they have been conceived, blanketing the floor, scaling walls and ceiling, and even spilling out of windows, through doors, and into the surrounding landscape. As the artist herself notes: “I began, and still do begin, with a love for color and unrelenting interest in the intersection of a pictorial way of looking, (or thinking,) with the physical matter of the body and the materiality of things in space.”
Stockholder lives and works in Chicago; she has exhibited widely in museums and galleries internationally including: Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1995), P.S.1, New York (2006); The Renaissance Society, Chicago (1991); Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (1999) and Kunsthalle Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark (2005). Her work is represented in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Whitney Museum of Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; MOCA, Los Angeles; SF MoMA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The British Museum, London and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.