2010 MFA Fiber & Material Studies, School Of The Art Institute of Chicago
2006 BFA Textiles and Painting, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
Solo Show One Archives, Los Angeles, CA
Tender Buttons, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Project Space, New York, NY
Hatch, Bowtie Project, Los Angeles, CA
Soffe Shred, Spring/Break Art Fair, New York, NY
Flaggin’ 1, 2, 3, Socrates Park Site Specific Commission, New York, NY
Mother Mascots, Drake Hotel, Toronto, On, CA
Rope. Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul Korea
Frosted, Philadelphia Airport Art Installation, Philadelphia, PA.
Jesse Harrod, Abington Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Toxic Shock and the Hot Dog, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA.
Soft Hardware, Arlington Arts Center, VA.
Low Ropes Course, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY.
2011 Installation, Burnham Hotel, Chicago, IL.
2010 Frosted Pink Lipstick Smeared All Over His Face, Pop-Up Art Loop, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago, IL.
2006 Oh So Pretty, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Mending and Repair in Response with Lisi Raskin at Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Even Thread Has a Speech, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI
Structured, Textile Center, MN
FAF, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Lip-Sync Parade, Fjord, Philadelphia, PA
Laugh Back, Smack Mellon, New York, NY
Restful Waking, collaboration with Pepon Osorio, Kathmandu, Nepal
Cast of Characters, General Services Bureau, New York, NY
Two Spiders, Grizzly Grizzly Philadelphia PA.
Wonder Twins, Collaborative film by Jesse Harrod and Lisi Raskin, Nuit Rose Festival of Queer Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
Arsenal, Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI.
Haptic Tactics: Queer Strategies for Abstracting Touch and Desire, Leslie-Lohman Museum New York, NY.
KOGEI Exhibition, Toyama Musuem, Toyama Japan
Passing Fancies, Biennale Internationale Du Lin De Portneuf, Quebe
“Wonder Twins: Collaborative film by Jesse Harrod and Lisi Raskin”. Curated by RT Collective. Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.
Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Material Deviance, SculptureCenter Long Island City, NYC.
Steady Mess, General Services Bureau New York, NYC.
2016 XmASS, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY
Leaden Hearts, Riccardo Cresti, Milan, Italy
“Between The Threads”, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
75th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
Re-Reclaimed, Little Berlin Philadelphia, PA.
Artist Statement screening, 20/92 Video Festival, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia,PA.
Being Her Now: Feminine Identity In The 21st Century, Salisbury University Art Gallery, Salisbury, MD.
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.
Artist Statement screening, Brown University, Providence, RI.
2015 String Along, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
With For and Against, Vox Populi, PA.
Pebble Drinkers, Gallery Aferro, NW, NJ.
A Tendency Towards Textiles: Connectivity in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Decker Gallery, The Maryland
Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Feminism (n.): Plural, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
With For And Against, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA.
2014 Feminists and Queers and Queer Feminists, Back Pack Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, NY.
The Stench of Rotting Flowers, Curated by Danny Orendorff, La Esquina, Kansas City, MO
The Neighbors, American University, Washington, DC.
2013 Untended, FAB gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
No Longer Presidents but Prophets, Delicious Spectacle, Washington, DC.
Let’s Talk About Love, Baby, Printed Matter, NY and iMOCA, Indianapolis, IN.
2012 Let’s Talk About Love, Baby, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Detroit, MI. Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS.
All Good Things Become Wild and Free, curated by Danny Orendorff H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Kenosha, WI.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.
Belief and Doubt in Contemporary Pictures, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI.
New Work by Jesse Harrod and Elijah Burgher, Living Room Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2011 Cut, The Evanston Art Center, Chicago, IL.
CSA Threewalls, Chicago, IL.
Frosted Pink Lipstick Smeared All Over His Face installation, MDW Art Fair, Chicago, IL.
2010 Faculty Show, Interlochen Center for the Visual Arts, Interlochen, MI.
Six Rooms, Longman and Eagle, Chicago, IL.
9, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL.
2009 Installation 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
Sense and Form, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
2008 Installation 1, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
Eyelevel Mentorship Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2007 Beasties, Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Ross Creek Secret, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
Art in a Box, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Emerging Artists, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2006 Group Show, The Khyber Institute of Contemporary Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Line Notation, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2005 Feminist Show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Juried Group Shows
2016 Artist Statement screening, 20/92 Video Festival, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia,PA.
75th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
2015 Feminism (n.): Plural, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2013 Fiber Optics, 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
(e)merge Art Fair Washington, DC.
2012 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
2009 That’s So Gay, The Works Gallery, San José, California.
Common Thread International Juried Exhibition Part 1, World of Threads Festival, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Ontario.
2008 Eyelevel Re-Shelving Initiative: 3, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2007 BIG FIBRE, Little Fiber, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.
2006 Small Talk, Canadian traveling show, in conjunction with the 10th Biennial of the Textile Society of America.
CURATORIAL AND PROGRAMMING
2015 Surf Club, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA.
2014 Data/Transfer/Object, Cuchifritos Gallery/Project Space, Brooklyn, NY.
Feminists and Queers and Queer Feminists, Back Pack Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Reviews & Interviews
Cohen, Alina “7 Artists Who Stole the Show at Spring/Break.” Artsy, March 2019
Textile Plus. Interview
Textile as cultural criticism: the sculptures of Jesse Harrod.” Textile Plus.
The Kathmandu Post. Interview
Tuladhar, Nhooja. “Room for Community: Addressing Societal Disconnect and the Lack of Safe Spaces Through a Public Art Installation.” The Kathmandu Post. June 2018
My Philly Park Blog. Interview
Rose, Theresa, “Q & A With West Park Arts Fest Artist Jesse Harrod.” My Philly Park Blog. June 2018
Krieger, Deborah. “Queer Forms on Display at Grizzly Grizzly’s “Two Spiders.” Artblog. June 2018
Posture Magazine. Interview
“The Eroticism of Materials And Political Nature Of Abstraction.”
April Issue. http://posturemag.com/online/jesse-harrod/
The Archive Magazine. Interview
Parness, Noam, Sander, Daniel, Puelo, Risa. “Haptic Tactics, An Interview with Artist Jesse”. The Archive Magazine, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Winter 2017, issue 62.
Surface Design, Review
Orendorff, Danny, “Category Is: Rainbow Linen Realness”, Surface Design Journal, Color, Fall 2017.
Harrod, Jesse, Patrick Riley, and Beth Capper, Eds. Jesse Harrod: Low Ropes Course. Hudson: Publication Studio, 2016.
Chaich, John and Todd Oldham, Eds. Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community. Los Angeles: Ammo Books, 2017
Inertia Studio Visit, https://inertiastudiovisits.com/2017/08/28/studio-visit-with-jesse-harrod-philadelphia-pa/
Solomone, Andrew, “Knotty” Macramé Works Bind Feminism, Queerness, And Diversity”, Vice Creators April 12 CRAFT, 2017
2017 Rodney Seph, When the Language Meant to Prop Up Art Makes It Fall Over Hyperallergic, March 14, 2017
“The Week in Craft”, American Craft Council. March 15, 2017
Vox Populi review
Farley Anthony, Michael and Whitney, Kimball. “We went to Philly Part 1”
ARTFCITY. June 21, 2016
Stone, Bryony. “The Queer Artists of Fire Island.” i-D Vice. July 26, 2016 McQuaid, Kate. “Fabric art and Cuban Memories are on Display.” Boston Globe. June 7, 2016
Queer Threads review
McQuaid, Kate. “Fabric art and Cuban Memories are on Display.” Boston Globe. June
Material Fix exhibition review
Minerath, Kat. “Contemporary Textiles Illustrate the Fabric Of Life”
Wisconsin Gazette, September 10, 2015
With For and Against exhibition review
Amorosi A. D. “Artistry, diversity on display from new collective members”
EPGN, June 11, 2015
Queer Threads exhibition review
King, Barbara J. “When Art Is Queer.” NPR. March 13, 2014.
Against the Bias review by The Washington Post
Jenkins, Mark. “D.C. gallery shows: ‘Then and Now: 40 Years,’ ‘Fall Solos 2013,’ ‘Against the Bias.’ The Washington Post. December 13 2013.
Interview with Artslant
Capper, Beth. “Interview with Jesse Harrod.” Artslant. January 2013.
All Good Things Become Wild and Free exhibition review
Eler, Alicia. “A Wild Forest of Queer Aesthetics.” Hyperallergic. November 6, 2012.
Profile in Fiber Focus Magazine
Bate, Gareth. “Ten Up and Coming Canadian Fibre Artists to Watch.” Fibre Focus Magazine. Jan/ April 2012. Print.
Profile in Chicago Magazine
“Wearable Art.” Chicago Magazine. Fall 2011. Print.
Interview with World of Threads
Bate, Gareth and Dawne Rudman. “Interview 10: Jesse Harrod.” 2009.
Profile in Visual Arts News
Visual Arts News 30.2. Fall 2008. Print.
Review of Big Fibre, Little Fibre exhibition
Dick, Terence. “untitled.” Akimbo. November 9, 2007.
Catalog Essays & Journals
2018 Cave Homo 2, Selected photographs Luke Wilson, Ed. 2018
Vaccaro, Jean. “An Essay By Jean Vaccaro on Two Spiders”. Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA 2018.
2017 In Practice: Material Deviance SculptureCenter, Ed. Long Island City, New York. Black Dog Publishing 2017
Sorkin, Jenni Material Bodies, SculptureCenter, Ed. Long Island City, New York. Black Dog Publishing 2017
2017 Cut Cloth Contemporary Textiles and Feminism, Edited Collection, PO Publishing.
2017 Eler, Alicia. “The Tragicomedy of Jesse Harrod’s Artworld OR I am laughing so Hard That I am Crying Right Now, So Please Just Hold Me.” Catalog. NurtureArt, New York. NY
Ferris, Alison. “Material Fix.” Towards Textiles Catalog. ed. John Michael Kohler Publications 2015.
Orendorff, Danny. “Indescribable Arrangements.” All Good Things Become Wild & Free catalog. ed, Danny Orendorff.
Kenosha, WI: Carthage College Publications, 2012.
2019 Canada Council Research Grant
2019 Dean’s Grant, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2018 GIA Arts Awards, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2017 Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center
2017 Summer Research Award Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2016 Vice Provost for the Arts Awards Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2015 Vice Provost for the Arts Awards Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Summer Research Award Tyler School of Art, Temple University
2010 Finalist in Juried National Sculpture Exhibition of Outstanding Art College
Graduates Beijing HuaQiaoCheng
2008 Halifax Regional Municipality Grants to Individuals
2007 William J. Smith Memorial Scholarship, NSCADU
Scholarship Endowment: Robert G. Merritt Memorial Fund, NSCADU
2006 Scholarship Endowment: Thomas George & Ethel Pearson Mackenzie Fund, NSCADU
2005 Robert G. Merrit Memorial Scholarship, NSCADU
Alexander J. McDonald Memorial Award, NSCADU
Visiting Artist Lectures
Artist Talk, Museum of Art and Design, NY 2019
Visiting Artist, Transformer Gallery, DC, visits Philadelphia, PA. 2018
Studio Lecture, MacDowell Artist Colony and Hyperallergic visit Philadelphia, PA 2018
Visiting Artist, Acre Artist Residency, Steuben, WI 2018
Kathmandu University, Patan, Nepal, 2017/2018
Nexus Art Center, Patan Nepal, 2017
Demonstration and Talk in conjunction with the Francoise Grossen Exhibtion, at The Museum of Art and Design, New York NY. 2017
LA Book Fair, Panel Discussion for Low Ropes Course with Tanya Aguiniga moderated by Danny Orendorff 2017
Visiting Critique George Washington University, DC 2017
Longwood University VA. 2017
Gallery Talk, Toxic Shock and Hotdog, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA 2016
Gallery Talk, Talking Threads, Mills Gallery Boston, MA 2016
Visiting Critique at Review Board, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA 2016
Gallery Talk, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Decker Gallery, Maryland 2016
School of Art and Design, Baltimore, MD 2016
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2015
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2014
Concordia University Montreal Canada 2014
James Madison University, School of Art and Design Art History 2012
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2012
School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Research and Practice 2012
Mess Hall, Chicago 2011
School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Research and Practice 2011
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, When Fiber Paints 2010
Art Institute of Chicago MFA Lecture Series 2010
2019 Banff Center for Arts and Creativity
2018/2019 Museum of Art and Design, NY
2017 MacDowell Artist Colony
Iceland Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland
Vermont Studio Center
FAWC Provincetown, MA
2016 Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY
Textile Art Symposium, the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Latvia
Haystack Open Studio, Deer Isle, MA
Vermont Studio Center
2013 Vermont Studio Center
2012 Vermont Studio Center
2011 Ox-bow, Sagutack Michigan
Harold Arts Residency Program, Chesterhill, Ohio
2010 Harold Arts Residency Program, Chesterhill, Ohio
2010 Sanskriti, Delhi India
2007 The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and Parks Canada Residency, Newfoundland