Jessica Martin’s multi-media work explores the malleability of memory.  Projects draw from Martin's own life, ongoing interviews with others, and new and past research on memory and forgetting.  Recent work includes a book on people's cherished personal belongings, a traveling installation about people's risks and regrets, and a painting series based on interviews about places from our past.  Martin received an MA at California College the Arts and a BA in Anthropology from Vassar College.  Her work has been shown at Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Traywick Contemporary, Pro Arts, The Lab, the diRosa Preserve, and New Langton Arts.  She lives and works in Healdsburg, California.


2006 MA California College of the Arts
2001 BA in Anthropology, Vassar College
2000 Art History, La Sorbonne, Paris



Mendocino Film Festival.  "Friends, Food, Land" film screening

428collective– Friends, Food, Land: a collaborative film and book project with Flora Skivington for the 428CSA


West Coast Craft, San Francisco– Jessica Martin and Victoria Wagner: new work

TedX Somona–Risk or Dream interactive installation and film screening of "I Wish I Could Fly"

428collective–Dear Things: an interview and book project for 428CSA


Studio Blomster, Guerneville–Everything Possible Everything Yours: new work by Jessica Martin
Gallery Lulo, Healdsburg–Summits: Jessica Martin
Perdita Productions, Geyserville: Falling Dark


Studio428, Healdsburg­–Product

Slate Art & Design– After All We’ve Done: Recent Work by Jessica Martin
Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley–2D/3D
ProArts, Oakland– Concept+Craft
Southern Exposure, San Francisco–Monster Drawing Rally
The Affordable Art Fair, New York

Slate Art, Oakland–Jessica Martin: Recent Painting and Sculpture
Gump’s, San Francisco–Pearl, curated by Natasha Boas
The Affordable Art fair, New York
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek–Working in Wax

Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito–Close Calls
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art–Monotype Marathon
Affordable Art Fair, New York
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art–Crater Bay Area
The Drawing Center, New York–Online Viewing Program

New Langton Art–group exhibit
Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose–group show
Di Rosa Preserve Museum, Sonoma–3×3
Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose–Monoprint Marathon
Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa– Local artists gala exhibit
Davis Art Museum, Davis University, CA–winter show

The Lab, San Francisco– The Postcard Show
Sopa Fine Art, British Columbia– Elemental

Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco—White Box
Southern Exposure, San Francisco–The Unexpected in Public Space (collaborative)

Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco– flat files

Blue Shield, Sacramento–mural commission


Official Selection, Mendocino Film Festival.  For "Friends, Food, Land" 2015

Juried Winner, ArtSlant Prize 2013

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, monoprint residency 2010

Bedford Gallery Juror’s Award, Working in Wax exhibition, 2009
California College of the Arts scholarship award
Cum Laude in liberal arts, Vassar College


Blue Shield of California
Seattle Paramount Theatre
Woodberry Events, Inc., San Francisco


Cheng,DeWitt. “Craftswomanship at Pro Arts.” East Bay Express. October 13, 2010.
Cheng,DeWitt. “Editorial Recommendation, 2d/3d.” Visual Art Source. September 2010.
Cheng, DeWitt. “Space Invaders at Traywick Contemporary.” East Bay Express. August 25, 2010.
Brown, Patricia Leigh. “Bay Area Embrace.” Architectural Digest. April, 2010. pp. 106- 111.
Grant, Daniel. Quoted in “The Business of Being an Artist.” P.32 Allworth Press. 2010

Casey, Laura.“SLATE gallery showcases emerging local artists.” July 7, 2009. Contra Costa Times.
Fiset, Alissa. “Editor’s Pick: Bay Area Native Brings New Art Back Home.
Ascarelli, Bret. “About Face,” The Bohemian, Santa Rosa, June 2006. Boas, Natasha. “Monochrome,” Domino Magazine, November 2005. Kinmont, Ben. “Exhibito Chimerica” Antinomian Press, Sebastopol, 2005.

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