Jessica Rankin


Julie Mehretu & Jessica Rankin ftd. in “Uptown” exhibition @ Wallach Art Gallery

Highpoint Editions artists Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu are featured in the new triennial, Uptown at Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. The triennial will survey “the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street”.

Together, Mehretu and Rankin created twenty-one compositions entitled, Struggling with Words that Count (2014-16). These works on canvas and paper collectively challenge concepts of place and capital through striking visual and textual combinations. The exhibition runs June 2-August 20.

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Jessica Rankin lives and works in New York. She has a MFA from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Rankin has had residencies at The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY; and 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne. She has had solo shows at The Project, New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; and White Cube, London. She has also participated in group exhibitions at carlier | gebauer, Berlin; Artists Space, New York; Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York; Kerry Inman Gallery, Houston; Caren Golden Fine Arts, New York; Spencer  Brownstone Gallery, New York; and First Floor Gallery, Melbourne.


To learn more about Jessica Rankin and her artwork, watch this segment from Art21.

Mehretu was born in Ethiopia and raised in the United States. She is an MFA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied at the Core Artists in Residence Program in Houston, Texas. She was a 2002–2003 artist-in-residence at the Walker Art Center, where she worked with East African high schoolers on a multimedia project, and had a summer 2003 exhibition of nine commissioned paintings in Gallery 7. Mehretu’s work was also part of the 2001 Walker exhibit Painting at the Edge of the World. More recently, her paintings and drawings been shown in London, Korea, and Lithuania, and have been included in several exhibitions in her current hometown of New York City (including Drawing Now: Eight Propositions at the Museum on Modern Art in Queens, (2002).