Jessica Van Brakle

Jessica Van Brakle lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Education

  • 2007  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC

Exhibitions

  • 2014    Flatland, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA (solo show- April)
  • Industrial Paradise, Artisphere, Arlington, VA
  • The Deepest Feeling Always Shows Itself in Silence, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD
  • Here and Now, Curator: Karyn Miller, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • 2013    Dialogues, Curator: Silvie Aigner, Plattform für junge Kunst, Bäckerstrasse 4, Vienna, Austria
  • Transformer Gallery Auction, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • (e)merge Art Fair- Washington Project for the Arts/Transformer, Capital Skyline Hotel, DC
  • Art Romp, Curator: Molly Ruppert, Anacostia Arts Center, Washington, DC
  • Drawing Perspectives, Curator: John Anderson, Marlboro Gallery, PGCC, MD
  • Soiree, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  • Strictly Painting 9, Juror: Margaret Heiner, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
  • Social Constructions, Curator: Blair Murphy, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • Industrial Paradise, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
  • 2012    (e)merge Art Fair- Washington Project for the Arts/Transformer, Capital Skyline Hotel, DC
  • Call Collect- Exhibition + Benefit, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Transformer Gallery Auction, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Geo-Structure, Curator: Laura Payne Amussen, Silber Gallery, Goucher College, Towson
  • Another Roadside Attraction, Curator: Cara Ober, Casewerks, Baltimore, MD
  • Office of Art in Embassies, US Embassy – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Tropical Obstructions, (two person show) Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Crossing the Line, Juror: Barbara O’Brien, Gallery 15, Corcoran Museum of Art
  • Construct:Destruct, Curator: Jackie Hoystead, Countdown Temporary ArtSpace, Bethesda
  • Migration Standards, Curator: Silvie Aigner, Austrian Embassy, Washington, DC
  • 2011    (e)merge Art Fair- Hamiltonian Gallery, Capital Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC
  • Proximity to Practice, Curator: Stefanie Fedor, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • Transformer Gallery Auction, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • DC Emerging: New Urban and Domestic Interpretations, VisArts, Rockville, MD
  • Fellows Converge- Broadly Thinking, Curator: Zoe Charlton, Hamiltonian Gallery, DC
  • Planning Process, Juror: Helen Allen, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • Strictly Painting 8, Juror: Jayme McLellan, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
  • New Work, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
  • New Blood, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • 2010    Scope Art Fair- Hamiltonian Gallery, Miami, FL
  • New Now, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
  • Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Nature Transforms,  Curator: Eric Hope, Evolve Urban Arts, Washington, DC
  • G-40, Art Whino/Crystal City Business Improvement District, Crystal City, VA
  • Cream, WPA Art Auction Gala, Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC
  • 2009     Transformer Gallery Auction, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC
  • Alumni Exhibition, Curator: George Hemphill, Gallery 31, Corcoran, Washington, DC
  • Construct: Space Transformed, Curator: Karyn Miller, Cultural Development Corporation/NoMa Business Improvement District, Washington, DC
  • Artomatic- 10th Anniversary, Washington, DC
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD (two-person show)
  • 2008     Domestic Landscape, Allenton Gallery, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
  • Personal Vocabulary, Curator: Anna Fine Foer, James Backas Gallery, Maryland State
  • Arts Council, Baltimore, MD
  • Cool Globes, Kennedy Center Hall of Nations, Washington, DC 
  • DC Art on Call, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District/DC Arts Commission
  • Manchester National, Curator: Elizabeth Schlatter, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 2007    Abode, Curators: Project 4 Gallery & Jacqueline Ionita, Washington, DC
  • Will’s Creek Survey, Curator: Jeffrey W. Allison, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD
  • Academy 2007, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

Grants and Awards

  • 2011-2014    Studio Residency Program, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • 2012    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grant- Art Bank Acquisition
  • 2010-2012    So-Hamiltonian Fellowship, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 2009/2011    DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grant- Art Bank Acquisition
  • 2008    Individual Artist Grant - Painting, Maryland State Arts Council
  • 2008    First Place, Manchester National
  • 2007    Best of Show, Will’s Creek Survey

Selected Press and Publications

  • Gazette, “Adah Rose Gallery to share ‘Deepest Feeling’” by Claudia Rousseau (March 2014)
  • Washington Post, “D.C. Galleries Showcase Work of Local Artists” by Mark Jenkins (March 2014)
  • Washington Post, “The Deepest Feeling Always Shows Itself In Silence” image (Feb 2014)
  • Washington City Paper, "Industrial Paradise" at Artisphere” by Tim Regan (March 2014)
  • Washington Post, “Gallery Opening of the Week” by Michael O’Sullivan (March 2014)
  • WaPo Express, “Can’t See the Cranes Through the Trees” image (March 2014)
  • Washington Post, “Galleries: Vantage Points” by Mark Jenkins (November 2013)
  • Washington Post, “Strictly Painting 9” by Mark Jenkins (July 2013)
  • Washington City Paper, “Reviewed: “DC Emerging” at VisArts” by John Anderson (July 2011)
  • Gazette, “Breaking Through: DC Artists Emerge in VisArts Exhibit” by Topher Grace (July 2011)
  • The Studio Visit- Web Journal, by Eric Hope (July 2011)
  • Washingtonian- After Hours Blog, “Art Preview: Jessica van Brakle” By Kriston Capps (May 2011)
  • Worn Magazine- Blog, “The Anatomy of a Tower Crane Artist” by Joshua Yospyn (May 2011)
  • Daily Candy- DC Edition, “Transformer Gallery’s Affordable Masterpieces” (December 2010)
  • DC Modern Luxury Magazine, Arts & Power Special (cover), Washington DC (December 2009)
  • Falls Church News-Press, “Best in Show” by Kevin Mellema (July 2009)
  • The Washington Post, “Artomatic ’09: Tips From an Expert” by Michael O’Sullivan (June 2009)
  • Falls Church News-Press, “Northern Virginia Art Beat” by Kevin Mellema (August 2008)
  • Studio Visit Magazine - Premiere Edition, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA (Spring 2008)
  • Cumberland Times-News, “Will’s Creek Survey” by Becca Ramspott (September 2007)
  • Washington City Paper, “Academy 2007” by Kriston Capps (July 2007)
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