Jessamyn Plotts





Parking Lot



Christmas Tree, video documentation of performance. dimensions variable. 2017.





Victoria Saint, performative painting experiment. dimensions variable. ongoing.

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About

Jessamyn Plotts is an artist currently based in Dallas, Texas. Her work in painting, writing, drawing, and performance analyses the formation of the image in narrative, contemplative and embodied creative processes. Finished projects often connect paintings, writings, and drawings through performative action or thought expressed as language. She considers the potential of the body to make visible and deliberately slow the rate of sensory and perceptual experience in a landscape that moves on the basis of speed and consumtpion. Using momentary lived experience within the environment as her canvas, Jessamyn explores the new meaning of painting traditions, understanding the skills of observation and contemplation as the medium of relation between things.
In addition to her active art practice, Jessamyn maintains an academic writing practice. Her essays address issues of contemporary metaphysics as diverse as consciousness and media theory. Conferences attended include Beyond Vision: the Sensorium in Art, hosted by Southern Methodist University in the Spring of 2019.
In the fall, Jessamyn will begin PhD coursework at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, where she will explore the intersections of traditional philosophy, theory, and art with particular attention to reevaluations of feminism in a contemporary aesthetic context.

Contact

jessamynplotts@gmail.com

Statements

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Recent

See my work in New American Paintings: Southwest. New American Paintings

Read about work included in a collective exhibition in Dallas.

Game Day

Get a free digital version of my book of drawings, Now's My Chance, which includes drawings made between 2016 and 2017. Click Hereto view the book.

Performance and Video

Clips

Paintings

Home Type 1

Home Type 1 oil on panel, 55"x54" 2019.

Red Room

Red Room oil on panel, 32"x34" 2019.

Red Entrance

Red Entrance oil on panel, 10"x13" 2019.

Show Studio

Show Studio oil on canvas, 24"x36" 2019.

Sparkle Bar

Sparkle Bar pen on panel, 13"x7" 2019.

home/mall/home/mall/home

home/mall/home/mall/home pen on panel, 38"x44" 2019.

Lori(e)

Lori(e), oil and pen on panel, 36"x60", 2018.

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Box

Box oil and pen on stained pine box, lidless, 72"x48" 2018.

animal in lagoon 2

animal in lagoon 2 oil on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

cat with friend

cat with a friend oil on canvas, 9"x12", 2014.

wall of smoke

wall of smoke oil on canvas, 9"x12", 2014.

wall of graffiti

wall of graffiti oil on canvas, 9"x12", 2014.

cat elated

cat elated oil on canvas, 9"x12", 2014.

Back

Back oil on panel, 24"x24", 2018.

Apartment

Apartment oil and pen on canvas, 56"x47", 2018.

Backyard

Backyard oil and pen on panel, 24"x14", 2018.

Dostoyevsky

Dostoyevsky oil and pen on panel, 24"x24", 2018.

Studio

Studio oil and pen on panel, 48"x48", 2018.

Studio to Yard

Studio to Yard oil and pen on panel, 18"x24", 2018.

Fan

Fan oil and pen on panel, 54"x65", 2018.

Couch

Fan oil and pen on panel, 9"x12", 2018.

studio 2

studio 2 oil and pen on panel, 9"x12", 2018.

college

College oil on paper, 2.5"x4", 2018.

drink

Drink oil on paper, 2.5"x4", 2018.

wild thing

wild thing oil on paper, 2.5"x4", 2018.

girl

girl oil on paper, 2.5"x4", 2018.

The previous four images, paintings on paper, were used to produce posters, shown below.

college poster

college inkjet print, 18"x24", 2018.

wild thing poster

wild thing inkjet print, 24"x36", 2018.

drink poster

drink inkjet print, 24"x36", 2018.

Dad on a Boat View Large File

Dad on a Boat ink and glue on chiffon, 60"x14" (irregular), 2017.

Ghost in Bedroom

Ghost in Bedroom ink and glue on chiffon, 18"x12" (irregular), 2017.

Mother

Mother ink and glue on chiffon, 24"x16" (irregular), 2017.

New Apartment View Large File

New Apartment ink and glue on chiffon, 36"x24" (irregular), 2017.

Rape
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Rape ink and glue on chiffon, 18"x26" (irregular), 2017.

giantess

giantess oil on canvas, 20"x30", 2018.

bubble

bubble oil on canvas, 9"x12", 2014.

Drawings



poster

poster pen on paper, 9"x12", 2018.

closet

closet pen on paper, 9"x12", 2018.

curtain

curtain pen on paper, 9"x12", 2018.

wall

wall pen on paper, 9"x12", 2018.

desk

wall pen on paper, 9"x12", 2018.

rug

rug pen on paper, 9"x12", 2018.

Pregnant Sex

Pregnant Sex ink on canvas, 3.5"x4", 2017.

bed

bed ink and gesso on chiffon, 3"x3.5" (irregular), 2017.

alcoholic bedroom

alcoholic bedroom ink and gesso on chiffon, 2"x3" (irregular), 2017.

Family Portraiture

Family Portraiture ink and gesso on chiffon, 5.5"x3.5" (irregular), 2017.

landscape slash chase

landscape slash chase ink and gesso on chiffon, 4"x3" (irregular), 2017.

Marauder

marauder ink and gesso on chiffon and glass, 3"x2" (irregular), 2017.

sheriff

sheriff ink and gesso on chiffon, 6"x5" (irregular), 2017.

showing

showing ink and gesso on chiffon and glass, 6"x5" (irregular), 2017.

sisters of the stage

sisters of the stage ink and gesso on chiffon and glass, 4"x2.5" (irregular), 2017.

the joyful exhibitionist

the joyful exhibitionist ink and gesso on chiffon and glass, 6"x5" (irregular), 2017.

Third Leg

Third Leg ink and glue on chiffon, 3"x2" (irregular), 2017.

to profile

to profile ink and gesso on chiffon, 1"x2" (irregular), 2017.

crying

Crying ink and glue on chiffon, 3"x3" (irregular), 2017.

Scream

Scream ink and glue on chiffon, 2"x2" (irregular), 2017.

winter chase

winter chase ink and glue on chiffon, 2"x3" (irregular), 2017.

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer ink on paper, 9"x12", 2017.

dreamscape

dreamscape sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

dreamscape 2

dreamscape 2 sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

Einstein

Einstein ink on paper, 9"x12", 2017.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch sharpie on paper, 9"x12", 2017.

neighborhood romance

neighborhood romance sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

neighborhood romance 2

neighborhood romance 2 sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

thanksgiving

thanksgiving sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

stalker

stalker sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

werewolf story

werewolf story sharpie on paper, 8.5"x11", 2017.

apartment view

apartment view sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

bedroom window

bedroom window sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

kiss

kiss sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

lunch

lunch sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

obsessed with sex

obsessed with sex sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

opening

opening sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

playing my piano

playing my piano sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

portrait gallery

portrait gallery sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.

studio gallery bedroom

studio gallery bedroom sharpie on paper, 11"x17", 2016.