Jessica Cannon was born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in 1979. Selected solo exhibitions include Veils at Polina Berlin Gallery (New York, NY), The Spiral Path at Winston's (Los Angeles, CA), and Rapid Cycle at Honey Ramka (Brooklyn, NY). Recent group exhibitions include Fresh Nature at Kutlesa Gallery (Goldau, Switzerland), Soft Focus at Superzoom (Paris, France - presented by Polina Berlin), Double Up at My Pet Ram (Santa Barbara, CA), Jung Lovers (Soloway, Brooklyn), and Master Class: Color at The Manes Center for Contemporary Art (Roslyn, NY).

She is a past recipient of The Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Fund Grant and a recent resident at Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY, and at RAiR's Historic Studios in Roswell, NM. Select press and publications include: The New York Times, Flaunt Magazine,, Maake Magazine, New American Paintings, Dovetail, Quest Magazine, and Hyperallergic.

Fall 2017 Jessica founded Far By Wide, an ongoing series of exhibitions online and in pop-up spaces to support social and environmental justice organizations. She received a BA from Tufts University and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. She currently teaches Drawing and Painting at CUNY Queens College.

photo by Lila Barth

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY: MFA in Fine Arts, 2006
Tufts University, Medford, MA: BA in Psychology and English, 2001


2023 Veils, Polina Berlin Gallery, New York, NY

2022 The Spiral Path, Winston's, Los Angeles, CA

2020 Sometimes Wave, Sometimes Sea, Davis Originals, Online @Artsy
2018 Another Ground, Not Gallery, Austin, TX (two person)
2017 Rapid Cycle, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY
2012-13 Psychic Excavation, The Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY


2022  Double Up, My Pet Ram, Santa Barbara, CA, curated by Marcello Ricci

2022  Jung Lovers, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Jennifer Sullivan & Jack Arthur Wood

2021  Towards The Light, Kate Oh Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Pema Rinzin

​2019  Bring Something Pink, Atelier Seruse, Marseille, France, curated by Yifat Gat

2019  Chromaphilia, ArtSpace New Haven, curated by Erin Antonak
2018  Untitled, Crush Curatorial, Amagansett, NY, curated by Karen Flatow & Catherine Haggarty
2018  Hyper School, Big Medium, Austin, TX, curated by Max Manning
2018. Extra Terrestrial, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY
2018. Master Class: Color, The Manes Center for Contemporary Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, curated by Reem Hussein and Dr. Charles Riley

2021 RAiR Foundation Historic Studios, Roswell, NM
2020 Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY
2020 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT
2013 NURTUREart Open Call to Curators
2012 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant
2012 LMCC Swing Space Residency on Governors Island

-Guest on WYBX Yale Radio Praxis podcast w/Brainard Carey - 6/1/23
-Guest on Concerning the Spiritual in Art podcast, Episode 7 w/Martin Benson - 3/7/23
-Work featured in Peripheries Journal, published by Harvard Divinity School, Issue 5, Fall 2022
-Risberg, Mia "Artists Support Ukraine through Visual Arts Fundraisers", Current Magazine, April 6, 2022

-Cover & feature, Quest Magazine, Journal of the Theosophical Society, Winter 2021

-New American Paintings, Issue #146, juried by Jerry Saltz, Winter 2020
-"Inner Life Forms", Dovetail Magazine, Issue #1, July 2020
-Maake Magazine, Issue 10, curated by Nickola Pottinger, Fall 2019
-Work featured in Lumina, Issue 10, arts and literary journal of Sarah Lawrence College, Fall 2019
-Wood, Jack Arthur "An Interview with Jessica Cannon about Far x Wide" AEQAI, January / February 2018
-Cobb, Chris "Embracing Feeling Over Logic in Two Artists Fragmented Worlds" Hyperallergic, November 30, 2017
-Sutton, Benjamin "Your Concise Guide to the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios" Hyperallergic, June 1, 2015
-Work featured issue #119 of Flaunt Magazine, Winter 2012
-Tsui, Bonnie, "Art In Residence: The James New York",, March 3, 2011, work featured in slideshow, #11
-Cardwell, Diane, "The Hotel As Art Gallery", The New York Times, August 29, 2010


-Queens College, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2017-Present

-Parsons School for Design, Assistant Professor, 2006-2022
-Keene State College, Visiting Artist, January 30, 2020
-SVA MFA Program, Guest Artist, Sept 21, 2018
-Guest Artist for Bucknell University NY Arts Tour, April 14, 2018
-Paint Night inspired by Wolf Kahn, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, April 10, 2018
-Pratt Institute, Guest Speaker, March 29, 2010


-Founded in October 2017 to present thematic selections of artwork online and in available spaces to benefit social and environmental justice causes.