Edelman's paintings combine vivid borders with objects and figures that serve as tantalizing signifiers of complex narratives. The artist sometimes employs an omnipresent vantage point to create a dream space that floats between sensation, desire and memory. Jessie Edelman’s paintings place viewers both in the painting’s action and on the periphery of its framing—fully implicating onlookers in the dramatic possibilities of the composition.
Jessie Edelman was born in the United States in 1986.
Solo exhibitions of Edelman’s work have taken place at: ANDREW RAFACZ in Chicago, Illinois (2020); Denny Dimin Gallery in New York City (2018); and Robert Blumenthal in New York City (2015). With David Humphrey, Edelman’s work was part of a two-person exhibition at The Suburban in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2016).
Group exhibitions of Edelman’s work have taken place at: 0.0 Gallery in Los Angeles, California; Dirimart in Istanbul, Turkey; Paula Estey Gallery in Newburyport, Massachusetts; Bahamas Biennale in Detroit, Michigan; Anahita Art Gallery in Tehran, Iran; and Circuit 12 Contemporary in Dallas, Texas.
Edelman’s work has been exhibited at art fairs in Miami, Florida and San Francisco, California. The artist’s work has been featured in i-D, The Art Newspaper, Vice, Brooklyn Magazine, Artnet News, and Vogue.
Edelman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.