Jesse grew up between New York City and rural Schoharie County in upstate New York. Existing between these very different worlds brought him into early contact with the idea of a multiplicity of circumstances that produce disparate, often conflicting sets of truth. His work is motivated by this multiplicity, investigating relationships between fear, power, division and conflict in contemporary society.





Eleventh Hour, Lithium Gallery, Chicago, IL, May 2018

Do You Fear For Your Life, 062 Gallery, Chicago IL, January 2018

Context 2017, Filter Photo, Chicago IL, March-April 2017

Estudios Abiertos, La Ira De Dios, Buenos Aires AR, January 2015

Visceral Integrity, Et Al Projects, Brooklyn NY, January 2014

Sotheby’s EAC Show, Sotheby’s, New York NY, August 2013

Neighboring Walls #1, Hosted by Charlie Rubin, Brooklyn NY, November 2013

3Ps, BRENDA gallery, Philadelphia PA, February 2013

Water, Soft Spot,, August 2012

Humble Arts Group Show No. 29,, February 2009

Appearances, Awards, Residencies

How To Dig A Hole Outside Itself, Panel discussion, Nieman Center, Chicago IL, March 2018

Weinstein Memorial Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL, December 2017

La Ira De Dios Programma de Residencia #1, Buenos Aires AR, January 2015


Vignettes Weekender,, February 2017

Phases Magazine, October 2014

EMMA Magazine Issue 1, March 2013

Definitions catalog, photoforum PasqueArt, Beinne, September 2009


MFA, Photography, May 2018

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

BFA, Visual Arts (photography), May 2009

SUNY Purchase, Purchase NY