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
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
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
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.
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