JESSICA MENSCH

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BENT LIGHT

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EDUCATION:

2017-2019 - MFA in Visual Artists at Hunter College, New York, NY

2006 - B.F.A. in Painting, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia


GRANTS AND AWARDS:

2017 - Residency at Extrapool, Nijmegan, Netherlands

2014 - Canada Council Grant for Visual Artists

2013 - Finalist for the RBC Painting Competition

2013 - Residency at The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

2013 - Residency at PHI Centre, Montreal, PQ

2011 - Residency at SAW Video, Ottawa, ON

2011 - Residency at Studio XX, Montreal, PQ

2007 - Jeunes Volontaires, Montreal, PQ


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017 - St. FX Gallery, Antigonish, NS, Chromatrope

2017 - 8-11 Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Future Extinctions (a multimedia exhibition by Inflatable Deities - Jessica Mensch & Emily Pelstring)

2015 - Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI, Chromatrope

2015 - PDA Projects, Ottawa, ON, Cathode Mirror Worms (a multimedia exhibition by Inflatable Deities - Jessica Mensch & Emily Pelstring)/font>

2014 - FoFA Gallery, Montreal, PQ, Eyelash Wars (a multimedia exhibition by Inflatable Deities - Jessica Mensch & Emily Pelstring)

2012 - Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, PQ, THE FUZZ

2011 - Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, PQ, Strange Shapes Seen in the Sky, (a multimedia exhibition by Inflatable Deities - Jessica Mensch & Emily Pelstring)

2011 - Studio XX, Montreal, PQ, The Slow Drip, (a multimedia exhibition by Inflatable Deities - Jessica Mensch & Emily Pelstring)

2010 - Galerie Rye, Montreal, PQ, The Pleasure Principle

2010 - Red Bird Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, The Wrong Feeling


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 - SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY, Black Mirror

2017 - 86 Orchard St., New York, NY, Known Unknowns

2016 - Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON, In The Shadow of the Millennium

2016 - SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY, Copy Paste

2015 - Galerie Dentaire, Montreal, PQ, ARTSIDA

2015 - Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC, A Vibrant Assemblage: Access' Annual Auction Fundraiser

2013 - Art Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, RBC Canadian Painting Competition

2013 - Pop Up Gallery PS1 MoMA, Queens, New York

2013 - National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, RBC Canadian Painting Competition

2013 - Superchief Gallery, New York, NY, Group Gallery Exhibition by the Fitness Gym Rats..

2013 - Galerie Dentaire, Montreal, PQ, ARTSIDA5

2012 - Visual Voice Gallerie, Montreal, PQ, Body & Soul

2012 - Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Watching Emily in a Bent Light

2011 - Red Bird Gallery, Montreal, PQ, Works on Paper

2009 - Beverly Owens Project, Toronto, Ontario, Lust

2009 - Wellington Tunnel, Montreal, Québec, Art Tunnel

2009 - The Long Haul Artist Run Center, Montreal, Québec, Gauche


FILMOGRAPHY:

2017 - Mourning of the Living Past, 14 mins, Digital Video, co-directed with Emily Pelstring as Inflatable Deities, Produced with the support of Queens University, Kingston, ON

2013/2016 - The Alicorn, 9 mins, Digital Video, co-directed with Emily Pelstring as Inflatable Deities, Produced by PHI Films, Distributed by CFMDC and Video Out

2014 - Eyelash Wars, 22 mins, Digital Video, co-directed with Emily Pelstring as Inflatable Deities, Distributed by CFMDC, featured in CFMDC Experimental Works Compilation

2012 - THE FUZZ, 5 mins, Digital Video

2011 - Utah 1978, 9 mins, co-directed with Emily Pelstring as Inflatable Deities, Produced by SAW Video Association


VIDEO SCREENINGS:

2017 - Gallery 8-11, Toronto, ON, Mourning of the Living Past

2017 - Hunter College Digital Media Collective Screening, Eyelash Wars

2016 - Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, The Alicorn

2015 - Cool Fest, Montreal, QC, THE FUZZ

2013 - 5xPHI Screening: PHI Centre + Pop Montreal, Montreal, QC, The Alicorn

22012 - Aboretum Festival, Ottawa, ON, Utah 1978

2012 - Ottawa Explosion Music Festival, Vid-Yo Programme, Ottawa, ON, Utah 1978


SELECT LIVE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCES:

2017 - Mourning of the Living Past, Antigonight Festival, (w/ Emily Pelstring), Antigonish, NS

2017 - Mourning of the Living Past, 8-11 Gallery, (w/ Emily Pelstring), Toronto, ON

2017 - Mourning of the Living Past, (w/ Emily Pelstring), Electric Eclectic Festival, ON

2017 - Mourning of the Living Past, (w/ Emily Pelstring), Nijmegan, Holland

2017 - Crone Island, Masterpeace Theatre, Pender Island, BC (w/ Katharine Kline, Emily Pelstring)

2015 - Resurrection Machine, Art in the Open Festival, Confederation Centre of the Arts Gallery, (w/ E.Pelstring), Charlottetown, PEI.

2015 - The Powers, Sonorium Series, Gallows Hill Theatre, (w/ K.Kline and E.Pelstring), Salem, MA>

2015 - The Powers, Aurora, (w/ K.Kline and E.Pelstring), Providence, RI

2014 - Eyelash Wars, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, (w/ E.Pelstring), Montreal, QC

2011 - Astral Drain, Suoni per il Popolo Festival, Sala Rossa, (w/ E.Pelstring): Montréal, QC

2011 - The Slow Drip, Studio XX, Wired Women Salon series (w/ E.Pelstring): Montréal, QC


MEDIA COVERAGE:

Canadian Art: "Must-Sees This Week", September 1, 2016

Artsy: "At SPRING/BREAK, 800 Artists Tackle Technology, Ownership, and Appropriation", by Alexxa Gothardt, March 2, 2016

Visual Arts News: "Chromatrope", Fall 2015

Canadian Art: "Must-Sees This Week", August 27, 2015

Cult Montreal: "Art this week", by Lisa Sproull, July 15, 2015

EKFFARSIS: "A Guiltless Hallucination of Beauty: a review of Eyelash Wars at the FOFA", by Celeste Pimm, November 15, 2014

Concordia News: "Concordia's must-see art this fall", by Kayla Morin, September 3, 2014

Culturefix Tumblr: " Opening Night Interview: An Oral History of Fitness Gallery, Part 1", August 7, 2013

Canadian Art: "RBC Canadian Painting Finalists", June 17, 2013

Cult Montreal: "Learning How Art Works: Jessica Mensch", by James Irwin, October 17, 2012

B O D Y Literature: "Jessica Mensch: Interviewed by Tammer El-Sheikh", by Tammer El-Sheikh, November, 2012

XX Files: CKUT radio: Interview about The Slow Drip by Valerie Walker, April 2011

Montreal Mirror: "Psychedelic, Surreal, Immersive", by Alexandra Murthy, May 19, 2011

The Hour: "Hit List", by Robyn Fadden, July 29, 2010

Fugues: "The Pleasure Principle", by Yves Lafontaone, July 29, 2010

Fugues: "On aime...les arts", August 5, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 


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