Born in 1983, Chicago, IL

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
2015
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


2013
Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2011
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Master of Fine Arts, MFA


2006
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Bachelor of Humanities and Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
Turnover Rate, PATRON, Chicago IL (forthcoming)
In Polite English One Disagrees by First Agreeing, Dallas Contemporary, TX

2018
Exit Strategy, Emalin, London, England
EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL

Cleveland Triennial, Cleveland, OH

Jessica Vaughn: on the wall, Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL

2017
Receipt of a Form, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
FIAC, Paris, France

2015
Arts Incubator: Art + Public Life, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009
Toppled, University of Maryland Gallery, College Park, MD

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
FEELINGS, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

2018
GWTW, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Omnipressence, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2017
Converter, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Standard Forms, curated by Christian Camacho-Light, The Berrie Center Art Galleries at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

Anna Betbeze, Brandon Ndife, Martha Tuttle, Jessica Vaughn, organized by Nicole Klagsbrun, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

Invisible Man, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

Material Deviance, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

2016
The New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
THEY, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Folly, or Vestiges in Greene, Brooklyn, NY

2015
Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Made In Woodstock VI, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
3rd Annual AIM Biennale, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

2014
Itinerant Belongings, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA


2013
Come Together: Surviving Sandy Year 1, Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY
Round 39: Looking Back, Moving Forward, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
The New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

ff Presents The Oracle, The Wand, Berlin, Germany

Whitney Independent Study Program Group Exhibition, TEMP, New York, NY

2012
Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Do Anything, Double Break Gallery, San Diego, CA

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES AND HONORS
2019
Research Grant, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL


2018
Artadia Award, New York, NY


2017
Visiting Artist-In-Residence, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Visiting Artist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


2016
Visiting Artist, Department of Art Theory + Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Workspace Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
Cole Fellowship Visiting Artist, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Artist Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY

2015
Artist-In-Residence, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
IdeaFund Grant, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX

2014
Center for Photography at Woodstock Residency, Woodstock, NY
Visiting Artist, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

2013
Exhibitions/Curatorial Fellowship, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

SELECTED PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
2019
Mathern, Caleb, “Artist Jessica Vaughn Undermines the Narratives of Everyday Materials,” Cultured, March 22

2018
Chamberlain, Colby, “Jessica Vaughn: Martos Gallery, New York,” Artforum, February

Armstrong, Annie, “Artadia’s 2018 New York Award Go to Terence Nance and Jessica Vaughn,” Artnews, May 10

Diehl, Travis, “FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art,” Art Agenda, September 5

2017
“Anatomies and Administration in Jessica Vaughn’s ‘Receipt of a Form,’” HUMOR and the Abject, December 8
Higgs, Matthew, “Best of 2017 – Matthew Higgs,” Artforum, December

Pedro, Laila, “The Surprising Eloquence of Mass-Produced Materials,” Hyperallergic, November 20

Sargent, Antwaun, “’Invisible Man” Inspires Conceptual Art About Blackness” Vice, June 21
Vogel, Wendy, “Critic’s Pick,” Artforum, November 17

2015
Bui, Phong and Jack Flam, “Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1,” Skira and Dedalus Foundation
“Bronx Museum Showcases (and Helps) Emerging Artists,” New York Times, July 10 A
rtist-In-Residence Interview, Clocktower Radio, May

Artist-In-Residence Interview, Center for Photography at Woodstock, February

2014
Cortez, Iggy and Charlotte Ickes, “Itinerant Belongings,” published by Slought Foundation, November
Dennis, Ryan, “Project Row House at Twenty,” Studio Magazine, Winter/Spring
Shannon, Chelsea, “Project Row Houses: Recovering and Teaching Houston’s History,” Gulf
Coast Magazine
, January 17


2013
“Jessica Vaughn, Featured Artist,” Sculpture Center, November
Ruseth, Andrew, “9 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 2,” Gallerist, May 9

2012
“Critic’s Pick: Fore,” Artforum, November
Cotter, Holland, “Racial Redefinition in Progress. ‘Fore’ at Studio Museum in Harlem,” New York Times, November 30

Lott, Jessica, “Alchemy of Inspiration ‘Fore’ward at The Studio Museum in Harlem,” Art21, November 20
Indrisek, Scott, “An Artist Portfolio. 6 From Fore,” Modern Painters Magazine, November Haynes, Lauren; Naima J. Keith, and Thomas Lax, Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, November

2009
Milad, Jackie, “Toppled,” University of Maryland Union Gallery, October 30
Lax, Thomas, LATITUDE, January 30

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany