EDUCATION          

1999               MA, Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

1995-96          Fine Art Department, The Art Institute of Florence, Florence, Italy 

1993                BA, Fine Art and Spanish Literature, State University of New York at Albany, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020               Talking Back, Occurrence Gallery, Montréal, Canada

2019                The Call of Things, Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal, Canada

2019                Suspended in a Sunbeam, McClure Gallery, Montréal, Canada

2018                Points lumineux plutôt comme des étoiles, Salle Alfred-Pellan, Maison Des Arts, Laval, QC

2017                This Mountain, Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal, Canada

2015                Horizon Felt: North, Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal, Canada

2015                Light on Sound, Latimer House Museum, collaboration with Maya Pindyck, New York, NY

2012                Place with No Dawn, Saratoga Arts Council, Saratoga, NY

2010               I Colori di Corigliano, Castello di Corigliano, Corigliano, Italy

2010                Place With No Dawn, Commune di Martignano, Puglia, Italy

2009               Close Your Eyes and See Blue, Camac Art Center, Marnay-sur-Seine, France

2008               Weather Pages, LDEO of Columbia University, New York, NY

2007               White South, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY

2006               Portraits of Fluid Motion, Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

2004               Fathoms, Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

1999                As We Begin, So Shall We Go, Columbia University, New York, NY

1997                In/side Out, Dolce Vita Gallery, Florence, Italy

1996                F 2n+1 - Fn Fn+2 = (-1) n, The British Institute, Florence, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Papier 19, Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal, QC

2018               Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Paper Positions, deutsche telekom hauptstadtrepräsentanz, Berlin, Germany

The Simplest of Means, Campbell River Gallery, Campbell River, BC

Papier 18, Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal, QC

2017                Color: Primary to Tertiary, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

Wildlands - Tapestry of Art and Nature, Great Hall Public Art Showcase, Springfield, VT

Rock Has No Tongue, Centre d’exposition du Vieux Presbytère, St. Bruno Ville de Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC

Papier 17, Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal, QC

Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY

2016                Vendu – Sold, Esse Auction, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, QC

2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional, The Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY

Papier 16, Art Mûr Gallery, Montréal, QC

Emoticoncert - Visual Collaboration, Berl’s Gallery, (invited by Maya Pindyck), Brooklyn, NY

2015                Water (re)Marks, collaboration with Maya Pindyck, Governors Island, NY

Flutteries, or A Feeling of Impending Doom, 125 Maiden Lane, (invited by Jess Segall), New York, NY

Papier 15, Art Mûr, Montréal, QC

2014             Free, Art In Odd Places, 14th Street, New York, NY

Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY

Ten Bulls, Chashama Pop-Up Space Temporary Agency, Brooklyn, NY

The People’s Weather Report, Arts House, Melbourne, Australia

2013            Girls Just Want to Have Funds, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY

Spazio Creativo & Territorio da Salvaguardare, Ideattiva, Catania, Italy

Working It Out, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Let’s Talk About Love, Baby, Printed Matter, New York, NY

Cut & Paste, Muroff Kotler Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stoneridge, NY                          

2012                Blue Square: Reservist of The First Division, Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY

2011                The Color of The Object Illuminated, Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY

Wide Open, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

The Times, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2010                It's All American, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Bagasbas Beach International Eco-Arts Festival, Camarines Norte, Philippines

Art & Climate Change, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, NY

42nd Annual Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Art for Sustainability, Columbia University, New York, NY

Experimental Video Experimental Popsicles, Fe Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Women & Water Rights, Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cadavre Exquis, Les Carnets, Montréal, QC

2009               360°, NES Gallery, Skagaströnd, Iceland

100 Days, 100 Voices, The British Institute & British Embassy (online debate)

While We Were Away, Sragow Gallery, New York, NY

The Everyday in Contemporary Art Practice, 101 Grand Gallery, Williamsburg, NY (invited by Rosenclaire)

Contemporary Painters, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008               Red Dot Art Fair, Carrie Haddad Gallery, South Beach, FL

Mapping Reason, Viva Gallery, Sebastopol, CA

2007               Domestic Departures, CAL State Fullerton University, Santa Ana, CA (invited by Rosenclaire)

Miami Red Dot, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Miami, FL

Black + White = Grey Matter, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY

2006           Welcome Home, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY

2003               scapes: A Binocular Experience, Berliner KunstProjekt, Berlin, Germany

Arts Walk, Columbia County Council for the Arts, Hudson, NY

2002               Artworks ‘02, Cork Gallery at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Spring Show, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2001                EmergeNcY, Crane Street Studios, New York, NY

Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY

COMMISSIONS

2015-             Light on Sound, Permanent Public Art Installation, The Historic House Trust at The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, with Maya Pindyck), Flushing, NY

2014-2017       Travelling Light, Public Light Installation, Albany Airport, NY

Revolution, Public Light Installation, Albany Airport, NY

2010-               I Colori Di Corigliano, Permanent Public Art Installation, Corigliano Castle, Puglia, Italy

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia, PA, March 19, 2019. https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/moore-college-art-design-professor-contributes-confidential-composition-antarctica

Dominique Sirois-Rouleau, “Jessica Houston, Galerie McClure,” Esse online magazine, February 20, 2019. http://esse.ca/fr/jessica-houston-galerie-mcclure-montreal

Lynn Barrett,  “Artists Reflect on National Parks,” Vermont Art Guide 06, March 2, 2017.

Frank Jr Rodi, “Deux artistes et leur rapport à la nature,” Les Versants, October 25, 2017.

Meg Brazill, “Wildlands,” Seven Days: Vermont’s Independent Voice, November 1, 2017.

This Mountain, Art Mûr Catalog, May. - June. 2017 vol. 12 n 5.

Michael Oatman, Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region Exhibition Catalog, The Hyde Museum, 2016.

Rosie Prata, “Picks From The Papier 16 Preview,” Canadian Art, April 21, 2016.

Andrea Weber, “Skagastönd Review,” Iceland Press, 2016.

Olivia Durif. Bearings: Works About Boundaries, (New York: Brown Printing, 2016), 69-72.

Nancy Webb, “Jessica Houston: Horizon Felt,” Canadian Art, Nov 7, 2015.

Éric Clément, “De Bien Belles Découvertes,” La Presse, December 11, 2015.

Horizon Felt, Art Mûr Catalog, nov. - dec. 2015 vol. 11 n 2.

Paul Laster, “11 Things To Do in New York’s Art World Before August 18th,” Observer, August 14, 2015.

T.M. Reeves. Secret New York: Curious Activities, (New York: JonGlez Publishing, 2015), 23.

“Working It Out,” The Painting Center, 2013.

Kevin McGarry, “Jersey, Sure,” Artforum, October 30, 2010.

Doria Santlofer, “NJ MOCA: Contemporary Art Meets the Jersey Shore,” W Magazine, October 26, 2010.

“New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art,” Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2010.

“Jessica Houston in the High Arctic,” CBC Nunavit Radio, May 28th, 2010.

Tamarah Feder. “The Last Refuge for a Disappearing Icon of the North,” McGill Reporter, 2010.

Matthew Gavin Frank, Warranty in Zulu, (New York: Barrow Street Press, 2010), Front and Back Cover.

Studio Visit Magazine, vol. 9, 2010, pp. 92-93.

Monochrome Exhibition Catalogue, Manifest Gallery, 2009.

Studio Visit Magazine, vol. 7, 2009, p. 98.

“Climate Is Culture: Learning Resources for Educators,” British Council Canada Press, 2008.

“Cape Farewell Expedition Documentary”, Big Heart Media, United Kingdom, 2008.

Amelia Jones. Domestic Departures Catalogue (CA: CAL State Fullerton UP, 2007).

Kelley Granger. “The Message from the Jackal,” The Chronogram, August 2007.

“The AI Eye: Editors’ Picks of Art for Sale,” http://www.artinfo.com, July 10, 2006.

“Splish Splash,” New York Sun, June 6, 2006, p. 14.

Maurice Taplinger, “Liquescence & Suspension in Jessica Houston’s Paintings,” Gallery & Studio, February 2005, p. 28.

Carmen Bethercourt, “The Little Things,” NY Arts Magazine, February 2004.

“For Art’s Sake,” The New York Times, October 2, 2003, B6.

Siobhan Connally, “Arte|Vita in Italy,” The Artful Mind, September 2001.

COLLECTIONS

La collection Prêt d’œuvres d’art (CPOA), Musée National Des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Canada

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Montréal, Québec

Bank of Montréal, Toronto, Canada

Consulate General of Monaco, Montréal, Canada

Fremantle Foundation for Foreign Artists, Florence, Italy

Castello di Corigliano, Puglia, Italy

9/11 Memorial Museum, NY, NY, USA

Roxanne Vanderbilt, Greenwich, CT, USA

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2019         “Regarding Uncertainty Conference,” Department of Humanities, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, May 23-24.   

Table Ronde de la Recherche en Arts et Science sur le nord et L’Arctique, UQAM, Montréal, QC, February 19, 2019.

2018           ArcTrain Conference, Mont Orford, QC, November 1.

                   Worldwide Quest and One Ocean, Antarctica, February 21.

2017           Fine Arts Department, Parsons - The New School of Design, Nov 6.

2016           Fine Arts Department, Syracuse University, Florence, Italy, June 18.

2015           Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, August 14.

2015           Worldwide Quest and One Ocean, Northwest Passage, Arctic, August 28-29.

2012           Drawing and Painting Department, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, October 23.

2011          Department of Education, McGill University, Montréal, QC, November 15.

2011           Department of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 20.

2010           Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, McGill University, Montréal, QC, March 16.

2010           Drawing and Painting Department, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, April 10.

2009          Department of Education, TC, Columbia University, New York, NY, October 20.

2008          Fine Arts Department, Washington University, Florence, Italy, July 22.

2007          Department of Drawing and Painting, The Art Institute of Florence, Florence, Italy, June 28.

2006          Department of Drawing and Painting, The Art Institute of Florence, Florence, Italy, July 24.

PRESENTATIONS, CRITIQUES, WORKSHOPS

1997-          Lectures/Workshops, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

2018           Graduate Critiques Drawing and Painting, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, February 4.

2017           Graduate Critiques Drawing and Painting, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, Nov 8.

2016           Graduate Critiques Drawing and Painting, Concordia University, Montréal, QC, April 21.

2016           Panelist, “Polar Rhythms,” Lower East Side University Settlement, New York, NY, June 4.

2016           Lecture, “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,” The Met, New York, NY, May 20.

2016           Workshop, “Color Set Free,” Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, QC, May 27-28.

2015           Presentation, “Artists + Climate Change,” Worldwide Quest, Northwest Passage, August 30.

2015           Panelist, “Bringing The Arctic Home,” Jewish Community Center, New York, NY, June 21.

2015           Workshop, “Pigment to Paint,” The Met, New York, NY, Dec 19.

2015           Workshop, “Inventing Abstraction,” Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, QC, Oct-Nov.

2015           Workshop, “Pigment to Paint,” Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, QC, July-August.

2014           Workshop, “Pigment to Page,” The Met, New York, NY, Dec 19-20.

2014           Lecture, “Speaking in Shadows: William Kentridge’s Refusal of Time,” The Met, New York, NY, January 4.

2013           Workshop/Lecture, “Thinking Through Drawing,” The Met and Columbia University, New York, NY, Oct 24.

2012           Lecture, “On Painting: Color as Content,” The Met, New York, NY, December 14.

2011           Presentation, “Place With No Dawn,” Polar Continental Shelf Project, Ottawa, ON, April 16.

2010           Graduate Critiques, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Canada, April 6.

2010           Presentation, “Solarhringur,” International Polar Year Conference, Oslo, Norway, June 10.

2009           Presentation, “Tipping Points,” Columbia University, New York, NY, May 11.

2008           Lectures/Workshops, Cape Farewell, Iceland, Greenland, Arctic, August-September.        

AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES

2017 Project Grant for Visual Artists, Canada Council for the Arts  

Residency, The Albers’ Foundation, Bethany, CT

Curator’s Choice, The Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY

1992-2018   Residency, Rosenclaire, Poppiano, Italy (with William Kentridge)

2015           Grant, Historic House Trust of New York City, New York, NY

2013            Residency, Reconfiguring Site, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2011           Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Award, New York, NY

2010           Residency, Mira International Residency for Artists, Martignano, Italy

2009           Residency, Camac Center for Art, Science & Technology, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
2009          Residency, NES Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland

2004           Residency, Byrdcliffe Artists Residency, Woodstock, NY

1997 Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY
1995 Scholarship