Diamond Jessica

Diamond Jessica

Jessica Diamond (born June 6, 1957 in New York, New York) is an American conceptual artist who is known for her wall drawings and installations. She has explored themes of anti-commercialism, social and sexual roles in her artworks.

She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1979 and her MFA from Columbia University in 1981. She has exhibited her work globally since 1983.

She did a series of wall drawings influenced by and responding to the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Jessica Diamond is a New York artist who for over a decade has been painting directly on the walls of museums and galleries. These wall paintings are generally made from small, integral paintings on paper which are projected onto the walls and then traced. The tracings guide the reproduction of the imagery on another scale. The gestural spontaneity of the original small paintings undergoes translation through this reproductive procedure. Once magnified, one is exceptionally aware of the boundaries of the shapes and of the wobble of their contours. Accordingly, although her wall paintings are graphically bold and aggressively assertive, they also have a sensitive and ephemeral presence…


2006 - Freud and Contemporary Art; The Collection of the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY

2005 - Monuments For The U.S.A., CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; travelling, White Columns, New York, NY

2005 - L’Humanite mise a nu et l’art en FRAC, Meme, Oeuvres de la collection du FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2004 - Tenir le fil garder la corde, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France

2004 - The Big Nothing, The Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2004 - Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)

2003 - Gelijk het leven is, Belgian and international art from the collection, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium

2003 - Bright Lights Big City, David Zwirner, New York, NY

2003 - Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

2002 - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (solo)

2002 - Time is Free, Apexart, New York, NY

2002 - Power, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg 2002 - From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

2002 - Einfach Kunst, Sammlung Rolf Ricke, Neues Museum, Nurnberg, Germany

2001 - Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada (solo)

2001 - Televisions, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2001 - Work: Shaker Design and Recent Art, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2001 - L’Esprit de famille, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France

2001 - Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2000 - Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL (solo)

2000 - Le jeu des 7 familles, Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

2000 - Ihr wart ins Wasser eingeschrieben: Aussstellungsprojekt im Packhof, Hann. Munden, Germany

2000 - Food For The Mind, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany

1999 - Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Holland (solo)

1999 - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

1999 - Zeitwenden, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

1999 - Inaugural Exhibition, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium

1999 - 100 Drawings, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY

1999 - Janviers en Bourgogne: Xn 99, Espace des Arts de Chalon-sur-Saône, Chalon-sur-Saône, France

1998 - De beurs van Judocus Vijdt, Kunstkapital in Gent, Bijlokemuseum, Gent, Belgium

1998 - Voor het Verdwijnt en daarna, S.M.A.K. in Watou, Watou, Belgium

1998 - Vera Van Laer Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)

1997 - Le Consortium, Dijon, France (solo)

1997 - Heart, Mind, Body, Soul: American Art in the 1990s, Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1997 - At the Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small Scale Art, 1964-1996, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (traveled)

1997 - Arte All’ Arte, organized by Arte Continua and the community of San Gimignano, Italy

1997 - Partito Preso Internazionale, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

1997 - Display, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

1997 - Topping Out, Stadtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany

1997 - Discrimination, Cruelty and Hope: The Anne Frank Project, Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, Michigan

1996 - Avant-premiere d’un Musee - Le Musee d’Art Contemporain de Gand, Institut Neerlandais, Paris, France

1996 - Yayoi Kusama, Jessica Diamond, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany

1996 - Deitch Projects, New York, NY (solo) 1996 - Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland (solo) 1996 - RIX, Linkoping, Sweden (solo)

1995 - AM Rande der Malerei, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland 1995 - Ripple Across The Water, Watari-um Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1995 - Altered States, American Art of the 90’s, Forum For Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO 1994 - Art Unlimited, Multiples of the 1960s and 1990s form the Arts Council Collection, Corner House, Manchester, England

1994 - The Institute of Cultural Anxiety: Works from the Collection, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

1994 - The Century of the Multiple, From Duchamp to the Present, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

1994 - The MCA Collection: 1994 Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1994 - EV+A, Limerick, Ireland

1994 - Wall to Wall, Serpentine Gallery, London, England

1994 - Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)

1993 - Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy (solo)

1993 - Vierkant, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Gent, Gent, Belgium

1993 - Jessica Diamond, Peter Santino, Galerie Analix, Geneva

1993 - Aperto, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 1992 - Irony and Ecstasy: Contemporary American Drawings, Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, CT

1992 - 20 Fragile Pieces, Gallery Analix, Geneva

1992 - Just Pathetic, American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY

1992 - American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY (solo)

1991 - Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany (solo)

1991 - Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo)

1991 - Wealth of Nations, Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

1991 - Les Couleurs de l’Argent, Musee de la Poste, Paris, France

1991 - Das Goldene Zeitalter, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany - 1991 - Words Without Thoughts Never To Heaven Go, The Centraal Museum Utrecht, Holland

1991 - Words & #s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

1991 - Nachtregels/Night Lines, The Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Holland

1991 - Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1991 - Anni Novanta, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Comune di Bologna, Italy

1991 - The Savage Garden, Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid, Spain

1990 - In The Beginning, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH

1990 - HYPERBATE, Sous-Sol, Ecole superieure d’art visuel, Geneva, Switzerland

1990 - Just Pathetic, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990 - Jessica Diamond, Mike Kelley, Interim Art, London, England

1990 - Köln Show, Cologne, Germany

1990 - Artedomani: Punto di Vista, Inconteri Internazionali d’Arte, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Spoleto, Italy

1990 - Artspace Annex, San Francisco, CA (solo)

1990 - American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY (solo)

1990 - Standard Graphik, Cologne, Germany (solo)

1989 - American Fine Arts Co., New York, NY (solo)

1989 - Amerikarma, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

1989 - The Elements: Sex, Politics, Money & Religion, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

1989 - Moskau-Wien-New York, Wiener Stadtische, Vienna, Austria

1989 - Herbstsalon 1989, DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany

1989 - Heat the Roof, 106 Ridge Street, New York, NY

1989 - Pathetique, Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany

1988 - Nostalgia as Resistance, Pop Project IV, Clocktower, New York, NY

1987 - Infotainment, travelling exhibition: De Selby Gallery, Amsterdam; Galerie Montenay,el Sol, Paris, France

1987 - Perverted by Language, Hillwood Art Gallery, C.W. Post Center, Long Island University, NY

1986 - Cutting ‘Em Of At The Pass, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

1986 - On View, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1985 - Infotainment, travelling exhibition: Texas Gallery, Houston, TX; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; Vanguard Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1985 - Objects in Collision, The Kitchen, New York, NY

1985 - Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY (solo)

1984 - Selections, Artist Space, New York, NY

1984 - Too Young for Vietnam, White Columns, New York, NY

1983 - Selections 22, The Drawing Center, New York, NY