Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist living in New York City. Her work investigates the link between creativity and survival; engaging current cultural attitudes towards adaptation. Segall’s work has been exhibited at the Havana Bienal, The National Gallery of Indonesia, The Queens Museum of Art, the Aldrich Museum, The Inside Out Museum in Beijing, The National Modern Art Gallery of Mongolia and De Fabriek in The Netherlands. She is the recipient of grants from NYFA, Art Matters, the Leighton International Artist Exchange Program and The Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Jessica attended artist residencies at Skowhegan, The MacDowell Colony, Kuenstledorf Schoppingen, Art OMI, Bemis, SOMA and Socrates Sculpture Park. She is a graduate of Bard College and received her MFA from Columbia University. Jessica is a current AIRspace resident at Abrons Art Center and will be an artist in residence at The Sharpe Foundation in the coming year.
My practice is multidisciplinary, falling under the categories of sculpture, performance and video. With a mix of humor and labor, my work investigates energy transfer and the link between creativity and survival; engaging current cultural attitudes towards adaptation. I build shelters, boats, and develop off - grid technologies. My work often takes place on waterways, or in remote locations, such as the high arctic or desert regions of Mongolia. These travels inspire my installation work, which is designed to bring some of that