Join us at the Grayhaven Motel to celebrate the works of artist Jessica Warner! Jessica is interested in painting as a complex and contradictory space that can hold multiple meanings, scales and time frames together, can reframe how we engage with familiar objects and spaces. Her work is grounded in the experience of close observation but through the process, moves toward abstraction, imagination and suggestion. She works with the same objects over time, rearranging them into new contexts, allowing patterns in meanings to emerge and evolve through the process of making.
Jessica Warner received a BFA magna cum laude from SUNY Purchase with a concentration in painting and drawing, also spending a summer studying in Italy.
In 2021 she had a solo show, The Color of Distance at The South Hill Gallery in Ithaca., NY. Other solo shows include By the Water at the Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo N.Y, First Person, and Twice Removed curated by Mara Baldwin at The Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at galleries including Exhibit A in Corning, N.Y. The Memorial Art Gallery In Rochester N.Y. and The Community School of Music and Art (CSMA) Ithaca N.Y. Her work has been reviewed in the Ithaca Times and Tompkins Weekly. In 2023, she was awarded a residency at The Vermont Studio Center and her work was included in Stone Canoe issue 17.
Jessica currently teaches painting and drawing at Ithaca College and The Community School of Music and Art (CSMA). She lives and works in Ithaca, NY.