CV

CV

b. 1984, Sebastopol CA
lives and works in NYC

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017 (forthcoming) with Jason Kachadourian, TWOFORTY, New York NY
2015
Soft Slice Corral, with Audrey Hope, Goodnight Projects, San Francisco CA
2014 Regolith, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC
2014 Conveyor Melt, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York NY
2010 Transparent Trophies, with Jonathan Tracy, 4707 Telegraph, Oakland CA
2010 Division of Labour, with Jonathan Tracy, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC
2009 Lost Wisdom, Bruce Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA
2009 Friends’ Fucked-Up Faces, The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria BC

Group Exhibitions

2017
King of the Cockroaches: Becky Brown, Daniel Lichtman, Bill Santen, and Jess Willa Wheaton, Hercules Art Studio Program, New York NY
2017
Archipelago: Ernesto Burgos, Robin Cameron, Kiran Chandra, David de Tscharner, Andrew Erdos, Mariana Garibay Raeke, and Jess Willa Wheaton, curated by Clara Darrason and Jennifer Houdrouge, The Chimney NYC, New York NY
2017 A Little Air: Kyath Battie, Alysha Farling, Jeremy Gordaneer, Zoe Kreye, Peter Morin, Caleb Speller, and Jess Willa Wheaton, Divided Space, Young Building, Camosun College, Victoria BC
2017 King of the Cockroaches: Becky Brown, Martha Clippinger, Rachel Goodwin, Daniel Lichtman, Bill Santen, and Jess Willa Wheaton, curated by Becky Brown, Guest Room Project Space, Carrboro NC
2016-2017 It's in the making (with exhibition catalog): Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford, Nicholas Galanin, Shelley Penfold, Angela Teng, and Jess Willa Wheaton, curated by Haema Sivanesan and Nicole Stanbridge, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC
2016 Representing Rainbows: Olivia Booth, Katherine Bradford, G. Davis Cathcart, Tim Davis, Annie Ewaskio, Anoka Faruquee, Barbara Friedman, Elliott Green, Joanne Greenbaum, Stefanie Gutheil, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Julie Heffernan, Laurie Hogan, Lisa Hoke, David Humphrey, Jon Kessler & Mika Rottenberg, Todd Knopke, Siobhan McBride, James Rieck, Ugo Rondinone, Michelle Rosenberg, Lisa Sanditz, Judith Simonian, Elena Sisto, Shinique Smith, Barbara Takenaga, Robin Tewes, Jonathan Tracy, Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Leslie Wayne, Jess Willa Wheaton, and Jeremy Willis, curated by Lisa Corinne Davis, GP Presents, New York NY
2016 Baker's Dozen: Michael Badour, Michael Bailey-Gates, Adam Basanta, Lorna Bauer, Carly Mark, Jenine Marsh, Kristie Muller, Walter Scott, Matt Sperdakos, The Loon, VSVSVS, Lillian Paige Walton, and Jess Willa Wheaton, curated by CK2 Gallery, New York NY
2016 Fine words butter no parsnips however fine parsnips can butter words: Mauricio Alejo, Octavio Abundez, Rachelle Bussieres, Reiko Hamano, Dave Hardy, Julio César Morales, José Luis Córtes Santander, Abelardo Cruz-Santiago, Birgit Rathsmann, Gabriel Rico, Keith Allyn Spencer, Theresa Sterner, Zach Trow, Jess Willa Wheaton, and Letha Wilson, co-organized by Alejando Almanza Pereda and Present Company, Present Company, New York NY
2015 Receptive Fields: Farrell Brickhouse, Ariel Dill, Sarah Faux, Clint Jukkala, and Jess Willa Wheaton, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York NY
2015 25: Multiples Toward a Past and Future, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria BC
2015 Underdonk and Friends, Underdonk, New York NY
2014 The Shortest Distance Between Two Points, an exhibition-specific multi-artist web project Deux Faces organized by Parallelograms, Syndicat Potentiel, Strasbourg FR
2014 Recollections of the Artist: A Portrait of Collage, curated by Gart Darley, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC
2014 Underdonk Selects, Underdonk, New York NY
2014 Novella Gallery Second Annual Benefit, Novella Gallery, New York NY
2014 Synthetic Zero, curated by Mitsu Hadeishi, BronxArtSpace, New York NY
2013 All of the Above, curated by Keena Gonzalez and Michael Berube, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York NY
2013 Opening Show, curated by Jule Korneffel and Alfons Knogl, Zusi Graham, Cologne DE
2013 Inaugural Benefit, Novella Gallery, New York NY
2013 Split Me Open with Devotion, organized by Jenna Westra, Jess Willa Wheaton, Johanna Jaeger, and Sophie Grant, Little V, New York NY
2013 Celebrate Lupercalia, organized by Jess Willa Wheaton, Jonathan Tracy, and Katie Rubright, Hunter College MFA Building, New York NY
2013 The Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees Salon, curated by Emmy Catedral, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York NY
2012 Can't Stop Rock Lobster, curated by Merkx & Gwynne, Shoot the Lobster, New York NY
2010 Multi-Occulti, curated by Kara Joslyn, 4707 Telegraph, Oakland CA
2010 Southern Exposure's 10th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, Verdi Club, San Francisco CA
2009 Conflation, PLAySPACE Gallery, San Francisco CA
2009 Buddy System, Rare Device Gallery, San Francisco CA

Publications

2017 It's in the making, 40 page catalogue, published in conjunction with exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, with Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford, Nicholas Galanin, Shelley Penfold, Angela Teng, and Jess Willa Wheaton, curated by Haema Sivanesan and Nicole Stanbridge, printed in Canada
2016 Six Screenshots, Ginger Zine, Issue 3, pgs 34-37, New York NY
2014 Two Places at Once, 32 page artist book in an edition of 100 self-published in New York NY
2012 Back-Ups, 85 page artist book self-published in New York NY
2009 White Space/Time, 40 page artist book published in the series Buddy System by Little Paper Planes in San Francisco CA
2005 The First Four Months, 50 page zine of art and writing self-published in Victoria BC and featured as one of the 4 best zines of Winter 2005 in Broken Pencil, Issue 27, page 21, Toronto ON

Press

2016 "Must Sees This Week." Canadian Art. Oct 26, 2016.
2015
Joy, Christopher and Zachary Keeting. "Jess Willa Wheaton" (video interview). Gorky's Granddaughter. April 2015

Education

2014 MFA in Painting, Hunter College, New York NY
2009 BFA in Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA
2006 Certificate in Visual Arts, Camosun College, Victoria BC

Awards/Honors

2014 Camosun College Artist in Residence
2014 nominee, Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture
2013 Kossak MFA Travel Grant for independent travel to Paris
2009 Richard K. Price Scholarship
2009 California College of the Arts Trustees’ Scholarship
2007-2009 California College of the Arts Scholarship
2007-2009 Faculty Honors Scholarship
2006 Camosun College International Endowment Award
2006 Jessie Allan Forsyth Memorial Award of Excellence in Art
2005 Monday Magazine Visual Arts Award
2002 California Governor's Scholar Award
2000 California Arts Scholar in Creative Writing Award