Jessi Reaves

Visiting Adjunct Professor (Fall 2023)

Jessi Reaves portrait

Jessi Reaves (b.1986, Portland, Oregon) earned her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI in 2009. Her practice centers on sculptures that also operate as furniture, rupturing traditional binaries of the functional and the aesthetic. In 2021, Reaves work was featured in two iterations of the two person exhibition Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas and The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. Reaves’ solo exhibitions include At the well, Bridget Donahue, New York, NY (2022); Going out in Style, Herald St, London, United Kingdom (2019); Jessi Reaves II, Bridget Donahue, New York, NY (2019); android stroll, Herald St, London, United Kingdom (2017); Jessi Reaves, Bridget Donahue, New York, NY (2016); Now Showing: Jessi Reaves, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (2016). Recent two-person and group exhibitions include Jessi Reaves & Bradley Kronz: The Label Lied, High Art, Paris, France (2022); Carnegie International, 57th Edition, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (2018); Ginny Casey and Jessi Reaves, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia (2017); Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2017); Looking Back/ The 11th White Columns Annual, White Columns, NY (2017) among others. In 2020, she was a Teiger Mentor in the Arts at Cornell University. She has a forthcoming solo exhibition at The Arts Club of Chicago in 2023.

Jessi Reaves artwork
Jessi Reaves: At the well. Installation view