JESSICA DILLON

1986 born Pennsylvania 

Lives & Works in Los Angeles, CA

 

EDUCATION

college

2018 MFA Art Center College of Design / Pasadena, CA

2013 BFA Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

other training

2020-21 Invisible College with Ariana Reines / Virtual

2021 Homeworks with Ren Ebel & Laida Lertxundi Polar Films Lab / Trosmø, Norway - Virtual

2021 Skin and Spine Workshop with Johanna Hedva Wendy's Subway / Virtual

2013-14 Carol D'Andrea Studio / Acting Classes / Hollywood, CA 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

teaching

2018 Teaching Assistant Olga Koumoundouros Senior Projects / Art Center College of Design Undergraduate Art / Pasadena, CA

2017 Teaching Assistant Bruce Hainley The Buried Individual / Art Center College of Design Graduate Art / Pasadena, CA

non-teaching professional employment

2021 Ariana Reines Program Assistant Invisible College / Virtual 

2020-21 Ariana Reines Website Design & Management / Virtual 

2021 Alison O'Daniel Artist Assistant Exhibition & Sound Design I Felt People Dancing Kunsthalle Osnabrück / Osnabrück, Germany

2021 Alison O'Daniel Curatorial Assistant Hearing Aids  McEvoy Foundation for the Arts / San Francisco, CA

2021 Alison O'Daniel Post-Production Assistant The Tuba Thieves Feature Film / Los Angeles, CA

2020 Invisible College Graphic & Motion Design / Virtual

2015 Jacci Den Hartog Video Editor / Los Angeles, CA

2014 Krysten Cunningham Documentation Photographer Under/Over  Human Resources / Los Angeles, CA

2013-15 Krysten Cunningham Artist Assistant Tapestry X / Los Angeles, CA

2013-14 Alison O'Daniel Production Assistant The Tuba Thieves Feature Film / Los Angeles, CA

2013 Jonas N.T. Becker Video Editor End(s) of the World Shulamit Gallery / Venice, CA

significant projects

2021 QuorumQuorum Publishing & Exhibition Platform with Karolina Lavergne / Los Angeles, CA - Virtual

2018 BODYSPILL MFA Thesis Exhibition Art Center College of Design / Pasadena, CA 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

professional bibliography 

2018 Dillon, Jessica. Thought Provoker Interview Voyage LA Magazine / Los Angeles, CA

2009 Dillon, Jessica. "Malibu Pioneer's Artwork Converge Generations are Bonded.." Malibu Surfside News / Malibu, CA

personal bibliography 

2019 Broersma, Virginia. "Survival of the Artist: Making space for Other Places" The Long Beach Post The HiLo / Long Beach, CA

2019 Stromberg, Matt. "A Showcase of Hard-to-Categorize Art Projects in San Pedro" Hyperallergic / Virtual

2012 "Otis students meet Palau leadership" Ti Belau / Koror, Palau

catalogs, zines, journals 

2021 Body Threads with Karolina Lavergne ti-TCR 19 on ritual  The Capilano Review / Vancouver, Canada - Virtual

2021 Tower Songs Zine curated by Juliana Lutz / Virtual

2021 DEADTIME Zine curated by Jade Rivera / Virtual

2021 DIS-PLAY: DIS-PLAY Catalog / Los Angeles, CA - Berlin, Germany

2020 Rilking Zine curated by Marie Ségolène Poetry from Invisible College with Ariana Reines / Virtual

2017 From the Particular to the General: The Public "I" writing with Chris Kraus and Annette Weisser / Pasadena, CA 

2016 Profusely Sweating Zine curated by Richard Andres / Los Angeles, CA

oral presentations

2016 Artist Talk Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

2012 Chised  Panelist for Palau Freedom Memorial Oceania TV / Koror, Palau

solo exhibition

2018 BODYSPILL MFA Thesis Exhibition Art Center College of Design / Pasadena, CA 

curated group exhibitions

2021 The All Else MeridianXScranch presented by QuorumQuorum OPAF / San Pedro, CA

2021 Nausicaä-Painting Over the Atlantic curated by Haris Giannouras Clages Gallery / Cologne, Germany

2020 Touchless Touching curated by Kathie Halfin The Hive Art Community / NY, NY - Virtual

2020 The Day That Dawns For You, Will Also Dawn For Me SCRANCH / Wonder Valley, CA

2020 Diaries DIS-PLAY.XYZ / Los Angeles, CA - Virtual

2020 “I didn’t know about the inside of me” Meridian Exhibitions / Los Angeles, CA - Virtual

2020 "Everything I want to say to the world right now" Meridian Exhibitions / Los Angeles, CA

2020 The Coming Community DISPLAY.XYZ Braunschweig University of Art / Braunschweig, Germany

2019 La Piedra y El Pescador  with Marcus Zúñiga Descale Space / Malibu, CA

2019 Falling off the Edges DIS-PLAY.XYZ / Gifhorner Schweiz, Germany

2019 SCREEN DIS-PLAY.XYZ Billy Jacob Projects / Hanover, Germany

2019 "And I was feeling alive" Meridian Exhibitions / Los Angeles, CA

2019 TOUCH DIS-PLAY.XYZ OPAF / San Pedro, CA

2018 Can we ever be free? DIS-PLAY.XYZ Herbstausstellung Kunstverein Hannover / Hannover, Germany

2018 Some Ruins curated Chris Hanke Pure Cream SCRANCH / Wonder Valley, CA

2017 Amplified Presence curated Chris Hanke SCRANCH / Wonder Valley, CA

2017 One Woman Shows Animating the Archive The Woman's Building curated by Cindy Rehm Pieter Performance Space / Los Angeles, CA

2017 Kenopsia Art Center MFA Far Bazaar at Cerritos College / Norwalk, CA

2016 Refresh curated by Adam Stamp Galerie La Croix / Pasadena, CA

2015 The Toy Train Show Trunk Gallery / Mar Vista, CA

2015 Everything Will Happen curated by Alex Sanchez One of Us Gallery / Los Angeles, CA

2015 Alien-Tears curated by Svetlana Durel Gallery El Camino / Westchester, CA

2015 Plastic Growl Howl curated by Richard Andres Trunk Gallery / Mar Vista, CA

2014 The Hilltop Show curated by Jessica Dillon and Kelly Wall Hilltop House / Santa Monica, CA

2014 House Cooling curated by Jules Marasa / Westchester, CA

2013 “We are making people's days as much as we are ruining them!”  Otis BFA Exhibition / Los Angeles, CA

2013 Head Trauma for Meg Cranston Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

2012 Head Dress Rehearsal  Bolsky Gallery Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

2012 Silent Night Show curated by Jessica Dillon and Kelly Wall Hilltop House / Santa Monica, CA

2012 Absolute(ly) curated by Amy Adler Otis Fine Arts Junior Juried Exhibition / Los Angeles, CA

 

performance, site-specific. screenings 

2020 Touchless Touching / The Hive Art Community / NY, NY - Virtual

2020 Corners, Walls: The Fool, The Surface Pool / The Day That Dawns... SCRANCH / Wonder Valley, CA - Virtual

2020 A Slow Rise, Return to Self / Diaries DIS-PLAY.XYZ / Los Angeles, CA - Virtual

2020 I dream of the forest “I didn’t know about the inside of me” Meridian Exhibitions / Los Angeles, CA - Virtual

2020 FEELING A LIVE "Everything I want to say to the world right now" Meridian Exhibitions / Los Angeles, CA

2020 A LIVE ROCK The Coming Community DISPLAY.XYZ Braunschweig University of Art / Braunschweig, Germany

2019 La Piedra y El Pescador  Descale Space / Malibu, CA

2019 Stretch Stream SCREEN DIS-PLAY.XYZ  Hauptbahnhof Hanover - Billy Jacob Projects / Hanover, Germany

2019 ALIVE FEELING "And I was feeling alive" Meridian Exhibitions / Los Angeles, CA

2019 ROCKWATERBODY  Bigger Than Us Scranch Ranch / Wonder Valley, CA

2018 STILL, MOVE  Can we every be free? DIS-PLAY.XYZ Kunstverein Hanover / Hanover, Germany

2018 Caught on a corner... Open Studios Art Center College of Design / Pasadena, CA

2018 BODYSPILL MFA Thesis Exhibition Art Center College of Design / Pasadena, CA

2018 Wind Walk Some Ruins Scranch Ranch / Twenty-nine Palms, CA

2018 Films from the Last Generation Screenings for The Monstern! with Kelly Wall Human Resources / Los Angeles, CA

2017 The Changing Room  Open Studios Art Center College of Design / Pasadena, CA

2017 Mudroom  Art Center College of Design / Pasadena, CA

2017 Because I am a Woman One Woman Shows Animating the Archive The Woman's Building / Los Angeles, CA

2017 The Edge or the End Part II Amplified Presence Scranch Ranch / Wonder Valley, CA

2017 The Edge or the End Part I Art Center's Kenopsia Far Bazaar Cerritos College / Norwalk, CA

2014 Blueprint for Space Natalie Jones Paradise Garage / Venice, CA

2014 Soup Ceremony  Hilltop Artists / Santa Monica, CA

2012 Head Dress Rehearsal Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

1999 HOUSE Victoria Franklin-Dillon Art of the State Exhibition Pennsylvania State Museum / Harrisburg, PA

curatorial projects

2021 The All Else MeridianXScranch presented by QuorumQuorum OPAF / San Pedro, CA

2020 The Day That Dawns For You, Will Also Dawn For Me SCRANCH / Wonder Valley, CA - Virtual

2019 BLUE LACE Karolina Lavergne DIS-PLAY.XYZ / AZ - Germany

2019 SCREEN DIS-PLAY.XYZ with Delia Juergens and Tarik Kentouche Billy Jacob Projects for 22 Zinnober / Hanover, Germany

2019 TOUCH DIS-PLAY.XYZ with Delia Juergens and Tarik Kentouche for OtherPlacesArtFair / San Pedro, CA 

2014 The Hilltop Show curated by Jessica Dillon and Kelly Wall Hilltop House / Santa Monica, CA

2014 Soup Ceremony ritual event hosted by Jessica Dillon and Kelly Wall Hilltop Artists / Santa Monica, CA

2013 “We are making people's days as much as we are ruining them!” with Nick Kersulis Otis BFA Exhibition / Los Angeles, CA

2013 Head Trauma for Meg Cranston Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

2012 Head Dress Rehearsal  Bolsky Gallery Otis College of Art and Design / Los Angeles, CA

2012 Silent Night Show curated by Jessica Dillon and Kelly Wall Hilltop House / Santa Monica, CA

 

public art

2012 Palau Freedom Memorial Public Art Project / Los Angeles, CA - Koror, Palau

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