Jessica Poser b. 1970 Calgary, Canada

EDUCATION

2007 Doctor of Education Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1997 MFA Studio Art, The School of Art and Design, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

1992 BA Art and Design, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


EXHIBITIONS

2019 Ligare. MAP Space. Easthampton, MA

Rupture and Repair. Installation. O+ Festival, North Adams, MA

2018 CrossCurrents Faculty Exhibition, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

              Anxious Attachments: Work by Jessica Poser Dane Gallery, Indian Orchard Mills, Indian Orchard, MA

2017 an eye, open Works by Petra Nimtz and Jessica Poser, Muroff Cutler Gallery, Ulster Community College, Stone Ridge, NY

2016 Art@Large: Artists from the Habitat for Artists Collective Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

              Othering BAA Biennial Berkshire Art Association, Pittsfield, MA

              The Mending Wall O+ Festival Visual Artist, Kingston, NY

              IN:SITE Century House Historical Society, Rosendale NY

2015 Made in Kingston Lace Mill, Kingston, NY

Habitat for Artists YMCA Farm Project Kingston, NY

2014 Ruin Installation at the Beacon Room, Beacon Artist’s Union. Beacon, NY

Habitat for Artists Studio residency Greene Gallery, Guilford CT

Habitat for Artists Studio residency at Arts Brookfield, New York, NY

FOODshed Habitat for Artists, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Artists from the Psychoanalytic Community Group show, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, New York, NY

Where have all the flowers gone? Group show, Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill, NY

Textures Group Show, Mid Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie NY

Transported Habitat for Artists: Art Pac Kit, Ideas City Festival 2013 and The New Museum, Brookfield Arts, New York, NY

Cut and Paste Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY

Fields of Vision The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY

2012 Shopkeepers Public art work with Michael Asbill, Commissioned by Friends of Historic Kingston, NY

How Much, How Little, The Space to Create Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC.

Collaborative community project with Habitat for Artists.

Art of the Heirloom Seed Pack for Hudson Valley Seed Library. Exhibited at Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY

How Much, How Little, The Space to Create Town Hall Education And Recreation Complex (THEARC), Washington, DC.

Collaborative community project with Habitat for Artists for the 5 x 5 Temporary Public Art Project from the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

2011 Beyond the Fringe Group Textile show, Mid Hudson Heritage Center Poughkeepsie NY

Noise Solo Show, Unison Gallery at Water Street Market New Paltz, NY

In Situ Group Show, KMOCA Kingston, NY           

2010 Ornamental Group Show, Roos Gallery, Rosendale, NY

You Are Here Group Show, Roos Gallery, Rosendale, NY

Submerged: Third Annual Mini-Works Show Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY

Habitat for Artists II: VT Edition The Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

Fancy Work Solo show at the Dubois Fort Gallery, Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY

Included in ‘Art along the Hudson’ 

Habitat for Artists Kingston Library, NY

2009 100 Halos KMOCA Kingston, NY

COTA: Celebration of the Arts Street Art Installation, New Paltz, NY

Materiality Juried show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Dreamwork Juried show, The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, New York, NY

Freeze Juried show, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL

2008 Chicago Art Open Merchandise Mart, Chicago Artists Coalition. October

2004 Archipelago Site specific installation for the Mount Desert Symposium in the Arts, Landescapes: Desire Lines. Echo Lake, ME

Sites: Works on Paper by Jessica Poser The School of Art and Art Professions, New York University, New York, NY

Data Points Gutman Library Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA         

2003 Transformation: Through the Glass Door NYU Faculty Show The School of Art and Art Professions New York University New York, NY

Reflections from the Unconscious  The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, New York, NY

The Boston Drawing Project Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

Photos from 3rd Space Group Show. artSPACE@16. Malden, MA

Trans Parere: To Show Oneself Video Screening. The Tata Institute for Fundamental Research. Mumbai, India

Trans Parere: To Show Oneself Video excerpt shown on Channel 4. January 18th, Boston, MA

2002 Group Show Soprafina Gallery, Somerville, MA

Trans Parere: To Show Oneself Video Screening. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Rorschach Public Mural Project. Zeitgeist Gallery. Cambridge, MA

School A Public Art Project in the Alewife. Arlington, MA

Somerville Open Studios Central Street Studios. Somerville, MA

A Fort Point Vision for Public Art Mobius Gallery. Boston, MA

1998 Back Yard Outdoor Group Show. 181 Freeman St. Brooklyn, NY

1997 Resonance Sound Installation. El Instituto Cultural Guadalupano Chicago, IL

Coney Island Video shown in Film Festival, University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago, IL

Hunting Scene Thesis Show. Gallery 400. 400 South Peoria  Chicago, IL

1995 Unknown Chicago Juried Group Show. Gallery 312. 312 May St. Chicago, IL


PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 to Current Assistant Professor of Art and Community Engagement Visual and Performing Arts Springfield College, MA

Director of William Blizard Gallery Springfield, MA

2012 to 2016 Director of The Saturday Arts Lab @ SUNY New Paltz Community Arts School, School of Fine and Performing Arts

2011 to 2017 Program Director and Instructor of Kingston Art Lab Interdisciplinary arts programming for Teens in Kingston, NY

2009 to 2017 Assistant Professor Art Education School of Fine and Performing Arts, State University of New York at New Paltz

2005 to 2009 Assistant Professor Art Education School of Art and Design, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago

2007 to 2009 Assistant Professor Courtesy Appointment Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago

2007 to 2009 Educational Consultant Renaissance 2010 Chicago Public Schools

Art Education consultant to Chicago High School for the Arts

2002 to 2005 Teaching Fellow Division of Technology in Education Harvard Graduate School Education

Courses | Growing up in a Media World, Data, Voice and Image: New Literacies of Creativity and Expression, Designing and Producing Media for Education

2004 Adjunct Faculty Division of Creative Arts in Learning Lesley University Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

Early Field Experience Supervisor

2003 Adjunct Professor The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University

Course | Media Literacy and Art in the Classroom

1999 to 2002 Art Educator and Curriculum Consultant The Whitney Museum of American Art

2001 Teaching Fellow Harvard Graduate School of Education and MIT

Course | Media & Technology: Expression of Self, Community and Culture

2001 Program Evaluator The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Youth Insights Program

1999 to 2001 Educational Consultant The Center for Children and Technology, Educational Development Center, New York, NY

2000    Teaching Artist Marquis Studios, New York Public Schools, New York, NY

1999                Curriculum Developer Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL

1999 to 2000       Professional Developer/Technology and Media Education Consultant Media Workshop New York

Professional and staff development in New York City Public High Schools   

1998    Teacher of Capstone Program Liberty Partnerships Program

Bank Street College of Education at Bard College in Annandale on Hudson, NY.  

1997                Lead Artist in Blue Skies Art Education Program Gallery 37, Chicago, IL

1996                Art Teacher The Guadalupano Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

1993 to 1994       Lead Teacher Head Start, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, IL

1992 to 1993       Associate Teacher and Assistant Art Teacher St. Ann's School Brooklyn, NY


GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2016 Studios at MASS MoCA

Mid Hudson Arts Council Grant Individual Arts Commission

2014 Mid Hudson Arts Council Grant

2012 Dutchess County Arts Council Grant

Professional Development Award to present at the conference of the National Society for Art and Design Education in UK

2011 Professional Development Award to present at the NAEA conference in Seattle

Research and Creative Project Award for Kingston Art Lab, SUNY New Paltz

2010 Dutchess County Arts Council Project Grant

Professional Development Award to present at the NAEA conference in Baltimore, SUNY New Paltz

2009 Individual Development Award For presentation at NYSATA conference, Union of University Professionals, SUNY New Paltz

2006 Curriculum and Instruction Grant: Visual and Verbal Literacy: Art Education for the 21st Century, Council for Excellence in Teaching

University of Illinois at Chicago

2002 Artist Residency Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2000 Entering Award Harvard Graduate School of Education

1997 Purchase Prize in Studio Arts The University of Illinois at Chicago, The School of Art and Design

Polk Bros. Fellowship The University of Illinois at Chicago, The School of Art and Design

1996 Teaching Assistantship The University of Illinois at Chicago, The School of Art and Design

Course | Sculpture I, Fall Semester

1995 University Fellowship The University of Illinois at Chicago, Awarded for Academic Year 1995 to 1996

1992 The Lewis Sudler Award The University of Chicago


PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS

2016 Surface Tension works by Jessica Poser and John Bridges at Greene Gallery in Guilford, CT. New York Times, Sunday, May 15th

2014 Habitat for Artists and The Kingston Teen Art Lab. How Much? How Little? The Space to Create. NYSATA Digital News Journal

2008 Contemporary Craft: The Look of Labor. Journal of the National Art Education Association. Volume 61, No. 2. March Issue. pp  80-86.

Studio Visit Magazine. Open Studios Press. February.

2006 Book Review: Youthscapes: The Global, The National, The Popular, eds. Elisabeth Soep and Sunaina Maira.

The Journal of Visual Studies, New York and London: Taylor and Francis. Volume 21, Number 2/ October 2006. Pages 194-213.

2005 There is no There there. Visiting Anandapur- Inside Disney’s new Ethnography: Sarina Khan-Reddy @ Nesad. Issue 17.

2004 Letters in a Coma, Free Translation and Just Keep Drawing @ Artists Foundation Issue 15.

Jeff Talman @ Art Interactive Issue 12.