Jessica Poser b. 1970 Calgary, Canada
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
CrossCurrents Faculty Exhibition, Springfield College, Springfield, MA
Anxious Attachments: Work by Jessica Poser. Dane Gallery, Indian Orchard Mills. Indian Orchard, MA
an eye, open Works by Petra Nimtz and Jessica Poser. Muroff Cutler Gallery, Ulster Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
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
Made in Kingston Lace Mill, Kingston, NY
Habitat for Artists at the YMCA Farm Project Kingston, NY
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Chicago Art Open Merchandise Mart. Chicago Artists Coalition. October.
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
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
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
Back Yard Outdoor Group Show. 181 Freeman St. Brooklyn, NY
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
Unknown Chicago Juried Group Show. Gallery 312. 312 May St. Chicago, IL
Professional and Teaching Experience
2017-Current Assistant Professor of Art and Community Engagement Visual and Performing Arts, Springfield College. Director of William Blizard Gallery.
2012-2016 Director The Saturday Arts Lab @ SUNY New Paltz Community Arts School, School of Fine and Performing Arts.
2011-2017 Program Director and Instructor Kingston Art Lab. Interdisciplinary arts programming for Teens in Kingston, NY.
2009-2017 Assistant Professor Art Education. School of Fine and Performing Arts. State University of New York at New Paltz.
2005-2009 Assistant Professor Art Education. School of Art and Design, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago.
2007-2009 Assistant Professor, Courtesy Appointment Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. University of Illinois at Chicago.
2007-2009 Educational Consultant Renaissance 2010, Chicago Public Schools. Art Education consultant to Chicago High School for the Arts.
2002-2005 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.
1999-2002 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.
1999-2001 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
1999-2000 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.
1993-1994 Lead Teacher, Head Start Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.
1992-1993 Associate Teacher and Assistant Art Teacher St. Ann's School Brooklyn, NY
Grants, Fellowships, Residencies and 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 1995-1996.
1992 The Lewis Sudler Award The University of Chicago.
Publications and Reviews
2016 Surface Tension works by Jessica Poser and John Bridges at Greene Gallery in Guilford, CT. New York Times Sunday May 15.
2014 Habitat for Artists and The Kingston Teen Art Lab. How Much? How Little? The Space to Create. NYSATA Digital News Journal. http://viewer.epageview.com/Viewer.aspx?docid=695abc1b-3050-47e1-89c8-a3d500a848fa
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. www.bigredandshiny.com
2004 Letters in a Coma, Free Translation and Just Keep Drawing @ Artists Foundation Issue 15. www.bigredandshiny.com
Jeff Talman @ Art Interactive Issue 12. www.bigredandshiny.com