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美國亞利桑那大學藝術碩士,主修3D藝術創作,透過創作傳遞物質的可塑性,延伸自然與人造物間循環應用的關係。展出經歷遍及全美,包含艾佛哈頓博物館、亞伯科基博物館、圖森美術館等,作品獲耶魯大學美術館、世界百大藏家Sherry Malin與Joel Malin、Nike執行長Mark Parker、富達投資、和麥卡倫酒廠等機構與私人藏家收藏。
Drenk的創作理念源於對大自然的崇敬,以及物質形變的可能,在她的作品中常見有機的形體、花紋或質地,或是經人工再造的創作媒材如書冊或PVC水管等,也會歸根於大自然的型態。此次展出作品《Circulation》透過裁成條狀的書頁合成樹幹切面,表達生命循環和自然與人造間的連結;作品《Implement63》將數千的鉛筆黏合,再經磨砂處理,褪去外部人為加工的色彩與包裝,留下天然的色澤質感,呈現內外兩種不同型式的對照。

Jessica Drenk’s work is an inquiry into materiality: what makes up the objects that surround us as well as the composition of the natural world. She is interested in how parts combine to create a whole and the intricacies of shape and texture found in the world on every scale.
In treating everyday objects as raw material to sculpt, she practices a form of conceptual alchemy: through physically manipulating these objects their meanings become transmuted. Each piece is a direct response to material—a subversion of the meanings associated with it, and a reference to the life cycle of objects through time.In the Circulation series, coiled strips of book pages hint at the material connection between books and the wood pulp used to make them —a reminder of the circular life-cycle of materials and the connection between the natural and man-made worlds.The sculptures in the Implements series are created by gluing thousands of pencils together and then sanding the outside of each form. In doing so, each piece exhibits a contrast between man-made geometry on the inside, and an outside evocative of natural shapes and textures. Interior and exterior have been reversed: inside the sculpture you see the outside of each pencil, while the interior of the pencils is revealed on the exterior surface of the piece.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2018Jessica Drenk: Regeneration, CYNTHIA-REEVES, Walpole
2018"The Evocation of a Moment; A Gesture Jessica Drenk", Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2017Jessica Drenk: Regeneration, CYNTHIA-REEVES, North Adams
2017States of Matter, Galleri Urbane, Dallas
2015Ad Infinitum, Galleri Urbane, marfa
2014An Allegory of Algorithms and Aesthetics, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2012Summer Exhibition, Paia Contemporary Gallery, Maui, Hawaii
2012Jessica Drenk: Aggregates; Galleri Urbane, Dallas, Texas
2011Cain Schulte Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2011Jessica Drenk, Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC
2010Jessica Drenk: Materials and Balance”, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2010Before, During, After, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009Jessica Drenk: Archaeologica, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
2009Reading Our Remains, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College,Claremont,CA
2008Compelling Matter, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2007Jessica Drenk, Beard Arts Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
2007MFA Exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2006Jessica Drenk: The Turning World; Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2006Imprints, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2005Reading Our Remains, Commissioned site-specific public art installation
2005Jessica Drenk, Arizona Library, Tucson, AZ
2004Curious Objects: An Installation by Jessica Drenk, Forum Gallery, Claremont, CA
2002 Jessica, Drenk, Thesis Exhibition, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
2001Remnants, POSA Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019Bluerider ART, Taipei City, Taiwan
Carte Blanche, Studio Gallery, Washington DC
2018Bread & Butter, Galleri Urbane, Dallas
2018The East Cut Art Fair - San Francisco, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley
2017Matters at Hand, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan
2016"Neo, Pop, Post, Figurative, Abstract.....Celebrating 5 Years", Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2016Carte Blanche:, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2015Art Silicon Valley San Francisco, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2015Ten Years of Artists' Books, Seager Gray Gallery
2015Carte Blanche: Alicia, Olivia, Natalie and Kate, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2015The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery
2014Carte Blanche: Seth, Hannah and Schuyler, The Interns of Adah Rose Gallery curate the summer show, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington
2014The Art of the Book, Seager Gray Gallery
2014Women's Work, Seager Gray Gallery
2011Un-Speak-Able, The Art Center, Corvallis, OR
2011Reconstructions, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2010Aqua Art Miami, represented by Conrad Wilde Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
2010Anderson Arts Center, Anderson, SC
2009Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009The Book: Wide Open, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO
2009Continuum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2008Penumbra, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2008Book-Art Object 08, 25th of May Museum, Belgrade, Serbia
2008Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY
2008Book Forms, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2007She Objects II, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2006International Sculpture Center’s 2006 Outstanding Student Achievement in
2006Contemporary Sculpture Awards, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2006Biennial Southwest, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2006Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN
2006Art One Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2006Casa Libre, Tucson, AZ
2006Art D’Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2005Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
20058th International Book Fair of Contemporary Creative Books, Marseille, France
2005Residual Pull, Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, Tucson, AZ
2005Bound and Unbound, Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2005Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA
2005Re-Visions III, Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2005Juried Show, Contents Interiors, Tucson AZ
2004 Alumni Symposium, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
2001Student Exhibition, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

Selected Collections

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Mark Parker, Seattle, WA
Edward Burtynsky, Toronto, Canada
Sherry and Joel Malin, New York, NY
The Macallan Distillery, Craigellachie, Scotland

Awards and Honors

2009Artist Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts
2006International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary
2006Sculpture Award
2006Arizona Artist’s Guild Scholarship
2006Creative Achievement Award for graduate work in Art, University of Arizona
2006Coris Family Trust Fine Arts Award, University of Arizona
2006Albert Haldeman Scholarship, University of Arizona
2005Centennial Sculpture Award, University of Arizona
2005Medici Scholars Award, University of Arizona
2004 Graduate College Fellowship, University of Arizona
2002Phi Beta Kappa, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
2002Louisa Moseley Fine Arts Prize, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

 Publications

2007University of Arizona MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalog
2006Sculpture Magazine, October
2006The Albuquerque Tribune, October 5
2005Transformations, University of Arizona College of Fine Arts publication
2005“Arizona Illustrated”, KUAT-TV, PBS, Residual Pull
2005“Arizona Illustrated”, KUAT-TV, PBS, Arizona Biennial
2003Pomona College Magazine