Jessica Stockholder (Seattle, United States of America, 1959) studied painting at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. She is a pioneer of multimedia installations, which have become an important language in contemporary art. She is known for her site-specific installations and sculptures, often described as “paintings in space.” In the early 1990s, she gained recognition for her monumental works that challenge the boundaries between artwork and exhibition environment, as well as between pictorial and physical experience.
Her art often features a bold “barrage” of colors, textures, and everyday objects, incorporating floors, walls, and ceilings and sometimes overflowing from exhibition spaces through windows. Jessica Stockholder’s work has been exhibited at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City; SITE Santa Fe; the Venice Biennale; Kunstmuseum Saint Gallen; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among others.