Stockholder explains that her work is very site-specific. Her creations are influenced by the space, architecture, light, and any kind of formalism. She aims to challenge boundaries within her installations, by creating a new perspective of sculpture and environment. She is known for using, “everyday objects” and creating a space that is considered, “occupied”.
Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including 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 St. Gallen, Switzerland; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Stockholder’s work can be found in collections throughout the world, including The British Museum (London), Addison Gallery of American Art (MA), Art Institute of Chicago (IL), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), National Gallery of Australia, Staedel Museum, Frankfurt (Germany), and many more. Stockholder was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996.
Jessica Stockholder was born in Seattle and lives and works in Chicago. Stockholder is specifically known for her sculptures and installation art. She received her BFA from the University of Victoria, Canada and her MFA in Sculpture and Painting from Yale University.