Jessie Homer French

Jessie Homer French è nata a New York nel 1940. Attualmente vive e lavora a Mountain Center, in California.


Artista autodidatta, i dipinti di Homer French nascono da una continua analisi dei luoghi che la circondano e mostrano l'atteggiamento personale e profondo dell'artista nei confronti di un tipo di composizione locale e transitoria. Attraverso un linguaggio semplificato - solo apparentemente naive, colori piatti e pennellate calme - Homer French tratta con delicata attenzione temi esistenziali legati alla morte, alla natura e alla vita rurale. Nelle sue opere, l'umanità appare come un'intrusa nociva in una natura malinconica, eppure, anche i dipinti con i soggetti più cupi sono contraddistinti da una vitalità formale in grado di conferire una straordinaria immediatezza alle sue composizioni agrodolci e anti-pastorali, in cui creazione e distruzione convivono in un esemplare candore.


Le opere di Homer French sono presenti nelle collezioni del Palm Springs Art Museum di Palm Springs, dello Smithsonian American Art Museum di Washington e del Museum of Contemporary Art di Los Angeles.

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Biografia

Mostre personali
Anno
Paese, Titolo mostra, Location
2024
USA, Normal Landscapes, VSF, Los Angeles
2023
I, Memento Mori, MASSIMODECARLO, Milano
2022
USA, Roots, Various Small Fires, Dallas
2021
UK, West Coast, MASSIMODECARLO, London
2020
USA, Jessie Homer French, Independent New York, New York
USA, Chernobyl, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles
2019
IRL, Paintings 1978-2018, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin
UK, Stealth Bomber/s, Mother’s Tankstation, London
2018
HK, American Pastoral, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2017
USA, Food Chain, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles
USA, Mapestries, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica
2016
USA, Mapestries, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena
USA, Two Degrees Celsius?, Gallery 169, Santa Monica
2012
USA, Mapestries, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles
2009
CDN, New Paintings, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
2006
CDN, Jessie Homer French, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
2004
CDN, Jessie Homer French, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
2001
CDN, Jessie Homer French, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1999
CDN, Jessie Homer French, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
1989
USA, Jessie Homer French, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles
1984
USA, Jessie Homer French, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles
1976
USA, Jessie Homer French, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles
Mostre collettive
Anno
Paese, Titolo mostra, Location
2023
USA, Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2022
I, 59. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia
I, The Milk of Dreams, 59. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Venezia
PRC, The First Beijing Biennial 展览名称: 第一届北京艺术双年展, National Base for International Cultural Trade, Beijing
2021
USA, The Interior, Venus Over Manhattan, New York
2020
USA, Life Still, CLEARING, New York
USA, Materia Medica, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles
ROK, Next of Kin, Various Small Fires, Seoul
2018
USA, Eighty at Eighty: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs
2017
USA, Hecate, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles
2015
USA, Small House, Craig Krull Gallery, Palm Springs
2014
USA, Joan Joan Joan! One Subject, Many Artists, John Wayne Airport Arts Program, Santa Ana
CDN, 20/20: A Celebratory Exhibition, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
2012
CDN, Points of View, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
2011
USA, Mysterious Objects – Portraits of Joan Quinn, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana
2009
USA, Winter Watercolorland, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica
2008
USA, Love to Party, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica
2007
CDN, Hornby Three, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
2005
CDN, Jessie Homer French, Mantra Design, Victoria
2003
USA, Jessie Homer French, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
2001
USA, Eye Candy, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria
USA, Jessie Homer French, Winchester Gallery, Victoria
2000
CDN, Jessie Homer French, Victoria International Airport, Victoria
1998
USA, Disparate Landscapes, Gensler, Los Angeles
1997
USA, All Blue Almost A cura di Billy Al Bengston, Gensler Gallery, Newport Beach
USA, Jessie Homer French, Westfall Art Gallery, Venice
1996
USA, Jessie Homer French, Westfall Art Gallery, Venice
1994
USA, Naturescapes, Transamerica Galleries, Los Angeles
1993
USA, Jessie Homer French, The McBean Library, Cate School, Carpenteria
1992
USA, Man & His Best Friend, Sharon Truax Fine Art, Venice
1991
USA, Maquettes, Sharon Truax Fine Art, Venice
1990
USA, Jessie Homer French, Angel Art, Los Angeles

Bibliografia

Anno
Autore, Titolo pubblicazione, Data
2024
Jessie Homer French. Fire, Fish and Death, Catalogo della mostra.
2020
The Company
Whitewall Online, March 4
Artnet News, March 5
Financial Times, March 14
Financial Times, April
VisualArtists.ie
Waddoups, Ryan, Surface Mag, September 25
Art Viewer, July 6
Zara, Janelle, Architectural Digest Online, May 14
Artsy, April 22
Haddad, Nathalie, Artforum, June
2019
Tipton, Gemma, Frieze, April 18
MacMonagle, Niall, Irish Independent, March 11
Herbert, Martin, ArtReview, May 1
2017
Knight, Christopher, Los Angeles Times, May 9
Osberg, Annabel, Artillery Magazine, May 24
2016
Gelt, Jessica, Los Angeles Times, January 21
2011
Victoria Boulevard, July
2006
Grison, Brian, Focus, July
2004
Amos, Robert, Victoria Times Colonist, July 22
2002
The Gig, January
2001
Amos, Robert, Victoria Times Colonist, June 4
, Islander, Victoria Times Colonist, March 18
1999
Lennam, David, Oak Bay News, September 10
1996
Culture Zone, June
1993
Country Living, May
House And Garden, February
1988
Architectural Digest, June
1985
Goodlife Magazine, January
1984
Muchnic, Suzanne, Los Angeles Times
1976
Seldis, Henry, Los Angeles Times, May 28

Collezioni pubbliche

Paese
Location
United States of America
Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

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