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About Jessica Rankin

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.

Australian, b. 1971

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Jessica Rankin : Field of Mars, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
2012

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Julie Mehretu & Jessica Rankin: Earthfold, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
2011
Highpoint Editions – Decade One, Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis