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Jessica Rankin

Australian, b. 1971

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Jessica Rankin

Australian, b. 1971

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Using embroidery and needlework on diaphanous panels of organdy, Jessica Rankin creates expansive maps of landscapes and the night sky dotted with codes, signs, and symbols that refer to the processes of memory, intuition, and interpretation. Though she states, “in many ways I think I’m a landscape artist,” Rankin’s work is not a naturalistic rendering of the vistas before her. Rather, mountain ranges, constellations, thermodynamic readings, lines of stream-of-consciousness text, and neurological signals morph, merge, and stretch across her embroideries, as well as her works on paper.

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Biography

Using embroidery and needlework on diaphanous panels of organdy, Jessica Rankin creates expansive maps of landscapes and the night sky dotted with codes, signs, and symbols that refer to the processes of memory, intuition, and interpretation. Though she states, “in many ways I think I’m a landscape artist,” Rankin’s work is not a naturalistic rendering of the vistas before her. Rather, mountain ranges, constellations, thermodynamic readings, lines of stream-of-consciousness text, and neurological signals morph, merge, and stretch across her embroideries, as well as her works on paper.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MoMA PS1
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Articles Featuring Jessica Rankin
10 Aussie Artists You Should Know
Mar 19th, 2014
10 Aussie Artists You Should Know
An Ethiopian-Australian Connection of Love and Art
May 20th, 2013
An Ethiopian-Australian Connection of Love and Art
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