Contact Information:

Jessica Straus
artist@jessica-straus.com

Brickbottom Artists Building
1 Fitchburg Street, C101
Somerville MA 02143
Phone: 617-591-0378

Websites: www.jessica-straus.com

http://jessicastraus.wordpress.com/

Biography:

Jessica Straus is a sculptor from the Boston area. Working primarily in wood and mixed media, Straus explores the poetry of unexpected juxtapositions between recognizable and invented forms. Her studio is in the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA. Her artwork is represented by the Boston Sculptors Gallery in the SOWA district of Boston. She has shown her work at numerous galleries and museums including the Fuller Craft Museum, the Danforth Art Museum, the Duxbury Art Complex Museum, the DeCordova Museum, Addison Gallery of American Art, The Brattleboro Museum, and the Berkshire Art Museum. A recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and a Berkshire Taconic Foundation grant, Straus was a 2009 nominee for the Brother Thomas award, and a 2011 finalist for the 10K Margo Harris Hammerschlag Award.

Galleries and Exhibits

Past Exhibits:

A whole new series: "Male Counterparts" has just been delivered to the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and will be in Schoolhouse's new "project" room, opening June 27 and running through July 16.
It's a fast 90 minute ferry ride from downtown Boston to P-town--fun, an easy day trip.

(You can view the other work of mine on exhibit at Schoolhouse here. New work for my ongoing "Little Red Dress" series is on exhibit through July 25 at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Maine. Belfast is a really lovely midcoast Maine town, well worth stopping in and poking around. Waterfalls Arts is a wonderful non-profit Arts Center I think you'll be interested to discover.

And finally, this is last week to catch "Work for Food" at the new venue, Room 83, in Watertown. A strong showing of work on paper by Boston area artists (including myself) is up through June 26, a benefit for three area food pantries. (http://www.room83spring.com/ )

 

I am very excited to announce my upcoming show, "Scrap!" at Boston Sculptors Gallery. Whacky, inventive and with a tinge of black humor. I so hope you can come see this new body of work, on view from October 9--November 10. If by chance you want to see ME at the gallery, I'll be gallery sitting Sundays, October 20 and 27, and Saturdays, Nov 2 and 9. And of course I'll be there at the reception on Oct 19 and First Friday, Nov 1. If you're an out-of-towner, you can see this new body of work by going on my website and clicking on "Bagu". Let me know what you think!

Work from my Yellow Pages series is included in the Sept. 2013 Lark publication, “500 Handmade Books Vol. 2”

I am participating in the “3D Small Works Salon 2013”, March 21 – May 24, 2013 at the Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts Center, Cambridge, MA.

Three of my sculptures will be on view at the Danforth Museum's "Community of Artists" exhibition, June 9 - August 4, 2013.



The New Britain Museum of American Art has recently installed 5 of my sculptures from the "Little Red Dress" series.

I will have work in the "20th Anniversary Exhibition" at Boston Sculptors Gallery. December 19, 2012 - January 27, 2013.

Work in the Davistown Museum MAG Gallery for Sale


Yellow & Red Balls in Metal Box

2011
Wood, paint, found object
7" x 7.5"
$450.00

Yellow Balls, Red Pegs in Metal Eyeglass Case

2011
Wood, paint, found object
5" x 3" x 3"
$200.00

Small Ball Organizer in Torill Bait Box
2011
Wood, paint, found object
6" x 3" x 4"
$250.00
 
Yellow Spiral

2011
Wood, paint, found object
9" x 7.5"
$350.00
 

 



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