Art & Design

January 19, 2012

Jesse A. Greenberg is best known for his works in plastics, which push the material beyond it’s perceived limits. Often interactive or touchable, his visceral sculptures exist along side a larger body of work that incorporates video, dance and collaborative music, and performance. Greenberg was born in Morristown, NJ. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, and has been mentioned in such publications as The New York Times, The Philadelphia Weekly, and ArtNet. He received his BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Columbia University. He currently lives and works in New York City.

What is your full name? Any nick names?
Jesse Aran Greenberg, JAG

What is your current occupation(s)?

Artist, Artists assistant, fabricator, set designer, fabrication consultant, mold-maker,

Where do you currently live?
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

What is your favorite medium/media to work in at the moment?


What is the your current subject matter and content of work?

Visceral Design, Body Responsive Architecture, Materialization of Digital, & Extra-Necessary Body Movement

What is the relationship between the content of your work and the materials you use?
Connection to the Hand, tactile, Plastics are so comfortably handled.

Who is your favorite artist(s)?
David Cronenberg, Robert Altman,

What is your favorite food / drink?

Coffe, Rum & Tonic

What are you listening to right now?
Waylon Jennings

How do you see yourself in 40 years?

With cool new clothes

What is your most treasured possession?

What gadget / object could you not live without?


How would you describe your style, aka uniform?
Can’t put your finger on the style exactly, but seems familiar but always something weird about it that’s not completely normal. When I dress up I try to be sharp, slick, stealthy, with a touch of sleaze

What is your favorite movie?
Pee Wees Big Adventure

What was your first screen name or email address?

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite shape?

Would you rather explore space or the deep sea?


Jesse A Greenberg (862)-205-9251 362 7th st. Apt. 2 Brooklyn, NY 11215

2009-2011 MFA, Columbia University, NY
2000-2004 BFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design

Solo Exhibitions
2007 New Works, And A MegaBinx, Bobo’s on 9th Gallery Philadelphia
2005 MegaBinx III, Good Children Project Space New Orleans

Group Exhibitions
2011 Jesse A Greenberg/ Brian Belott, Loyal Gallery Malmö
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park New York
Perfectly Damaged, Derek Eller New York
Free Play, Kansas Gallery New York
Skin So Soft, Gresham’s Ghost New York
Columbia University Thesis, Fisher Landau Center New York
Matinee, St Cecilia’s Project Space New York
2010 Durer’s Rhinoceros, Leroy Neiman Gallery Columbia University New York
Buildunsroman, Alan Nederpelt Gallery New York
Helo No!, St Cecilia’s Project Space New York
B-Sides, 6-8 Months Project New York
2009 Wild Feature II, Galerie Zurcher Paris
Relics From Another Time, Barat Foundation Newark
Wild Feature I, Zurcher Studios New York
2008 Bobo’s on 27th, Foxy Productions New York
We’ve Got Tissues, Okay Mountain Gallery Austin
2007 First Philadelphia Open, Pageant: Soloveev Gallery Philadelphia
2006 Louisiana Biennial, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans
Reality And Alteration, Brenda Taylor Gallery New York
Metro Pictures, The Moore Space Miami
I Smell Pregnant, QED Gallery Los Angeles
2005 Natural Disaster, Volume I & II, Acme Gallery New Orleans

Collaborative Performances
2010 Au Uz Je Raano, Bohemian National Hall, Czech Consulate New York
2006 Locally Localized Gravity, “A Poetry Reading
with The Experimental People Performance Group”
Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia
“Winter Time Performance with The
Experimental People” Space 1026 Gallery, Philadelphia
2005 Grand Illusion, “The Experimental People,” Cleveland
New York Underground Film Festival, Experimental People New York

Selected Bibliography
Nathan, Emily, Brooklyn Local, ArtNet, , Feb. 10th , 2011
Smith, Roberta, “Wild Feature-Review” New York Times, July 23rd, 2009
Fallon, Roberta. “MegaBinxes: Useful, Comforting, Fabulous” (Philadelphia) ArtBlog 9, 09
LeBlanc, Marc. “Show; Ryan Trecartin, Q.E.D Gallery” Beautiful Decay, Issue O, May, 2006




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