Bio

Jessica Cadkin was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up in Napa, California. She received a BA in Sculpture and Painting from San Francisco State University. Her work has appeared in several group shows at spaces throughout Northern California including Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, di Rosa Preserve, Bedford Gallery, Root Division, and the Berkeley Art Center.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2017
50|50, Sanchez Art Center, Pacific, California (juror: Jack Fisher, Jack Fisher Gallery)
Wild, Root Division, San Francisco, California (juror: Marisa Aragona)

2016
HERE, Part 1: 2016 BAC Artists Annual Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
Autumn Lights Festival (Installation)Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California
Whale Watching (Installation)A Stark Project, Berkeley, California 
Annual Triton Gala FundraiserTriton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
2016 Left Coast Annual Juried ExhibitionSanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California (juror: Lucía Sanromán, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)
Art from the Heart Auction, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

2015
Autumn Lights Festival (Installation), Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California
Botanica: All Things Plant Life, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California (jurors: Ken Harman, Director of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art and MacKenzie Stevens, Assistant Curator of the Hammer Museum)
Art from the Heart Auction, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

2013
This Will Never Work, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California (juror: Corrina Peipon, Assistant Curator, Hammer Museum)
45th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, California
Art from the Heart Auction, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

2012
De-Mobbing, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California (curated by Brian Karl)
Art from the Heart Auction, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

2011
California! Annual Juried ExhibitionBerkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California (jurors: Chandra Cerrito, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary and Svea Lin Sol, Swarm Gallery)
Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of NatureBedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California (juror: Alison Gass, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
Stuffed, The Hive Gallery, Oakland, California
43rd Annual Textile ExhibitOlive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, California
Annual Art Auction, The Lab, San Francisco, California
Juried Annual 2011Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California (selections by Paola Santoscoy, Lead Curator, 2010 Biennial of the Americas)

2010
Borders, Root Division, San Francisco, California (jurors: Julio Cesar Morales, Adjunct Curator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Visiting Faculty, SFAI, Artist; Lucy Kalyani Lin, Artist, Independant Curator & Program Associate, SF Arts Commission; and Michelle Mansour, Executive Director, Root Division)
Little PiecesThe Hive Gallery, Oakland, California
Annual Art Sale and Live Auction, The Lab, San Francisco, California
25th January Juried ShowGallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California (juror: Kenneth Baker, Art Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle)
Studio O Window Installation,The Hive, Oakland, California

2009
4th National Juried ExhibitionAxis Gallery, Sacramento, California (juror: Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
Hare and the Hounds 218 Reasons, San Francisco, California
(un)Naturaldi Rosa Preserve, Napa, California (curated by Michael Schwager)

2008
We Are California History,Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California
2008 National Juried ExhibitionACCI Gallery, Berkeley, California (jurors: Suzanne Baizerman, Former Curator, Crafts and Decorative Arts, Oakland Museum of California; and Kate Eilertsen, Interim Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF)
Separation, Alignment, CohesionCricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, California
Artfully Yours, Annual Triton Gala FundraiserTriton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
12th Annual Art Sale and Live AuctionThe Lab, San Francisco, California
Hare and the HoundsBlue Space Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007
IconThe Hive, Oakland, California
6th Annual Box Art Benefit Auction, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California
7th Annual Art & Soul Festival (installation), Oakland, California
New Visions 2007Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California (jurors: Eduardo Pineda, Director of Education at the Museum of the African Diaspora; and Karen Kienzle, Assistant Director of Exhibitions, Education and Community Outreach at the de Saisset Museum)
MischiefSTUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, California
Linda Braz, Jessica Cadkin, and Jessica Serran (installation)West Oakland Train Station, Oakland, California
2007 Indoor Sculpture ExhibitionSanta Clara City Hall, Santa Clara, California
39th Annual Textile ExhibitOlive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, California
11th Annual Art Sale and Live AuctionThe Lab, San Francisco, California
Multiple ChoiceSebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California (juror: Marian Parmenter)
2007 January Juried ShowGallery Route One, Point Reyes, California (juror: Patricia Watts, Chief Curator at the Sonoma County Museum)

2006
Annual Members ShowcaseBerkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
5th Annual Box Art Benefit AuctionPro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California
March Featured Artist, Art Explosion, San Francisco, California

2005
Well, All Right: Paul Urich, Jessica Cadkin, Don Roller and Nancy Chan, Hallway Bathroom Gallery, San Francisco, California
Open Studios, San Francisco, California
Post-Postcard, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Melt IV, Art Explosion Studio, San Francisco, California

2004
Winter Open House, The Crucible, Emeryville, California
Post-Postcard 8, The Lab, San Francisco, California
Open Studios, San Francisco, California
Melt III, Art Explosion Studio, San Francisco, California

2003
Freeze II, Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco, California
Art & Craft Holiday Event, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Post-Postcard 7, The Lab, San Francisco, California
The Night Show, The Fuse Gallery, San Francisco, California
Open Studios, San Francisco, California
Melt II, Art Explosion Studio, San Francisco, California

2002
Freeze, Art Explosion Studio, San Francisco, California
Open Studios, San Francisco, California
Jessica Cadkin, Kevin Diminyatz, & Don Ross, The Fuse at Build Gallery, San Francisco, California
Melt, Art Explosion Studio, San Francisco, California
Waremental – ArtSF Benefit, Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, California

1992-1996
Jessica Cadkin & Suzanne Stackle, Epicenter Gallery, San Francisco, California
Women’s Art Show, Red Dora’s Cafe, San Francisco, California
Locus in Quo, Group Show, Victoria Room, San Francisco, California
Locus in Quo, Group Show, Dog Eared Books, San Francisco, California
SFSU Sculptural Installations, Bldg 960, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California
Erotica: Subject to Disposal, Citadel Gallery, San Jose, California

 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE / AWARDS

2012 Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Artist Residency (waitlisted)
2011 Ragdale, Artist in Residence
2011 Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Artist in Residence (awarded not taken)
2010 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow (artist-in-residence)
2008 Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Artist-in-Residence Alternate Artist
2007, Coordinator’s Award recipient for “31 Birds”, Multiple Choice, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“MFA Never. 2016 Archive Project / Juried Exhibition.” Root Division. 2016. pg. 34
Swanson, Marina. “Fremont Art Gallery Presents Innovative Textile Exhibit.” The Pioneer: News, Arts & Culture for the East Bay. May 30, 2013.
Frock, Christian L. “De-Mobbing Invests in Different Futures at the Headlands Center for the Arts.” KQED Arts. February 26, 2012.
Chang, Dewitt. “How Things Are: Pro Arts’ Juried Annual 2011 surveys the field.” East Bay Express. December 8, 2010
“Borders.” Exhibition Catalogue. Root Division Gallery. Essay by Lucy Kalyani Lin. 2010.
Dalkey, Victoria. “Axis: The little gallery that could . . . go national.” The Sacramento Bee. 7 August 2009.
Kluth, Mary Anne. “‘(un)natural’ at the di Rosa Preserve.” Artweek. June 2009, Volume 40, Issue 5: pg. 12-13.
Farr, Kristin. “Epic Saturday: 18 Reasons’ Hare & Hounds.” KQED, www.kqed.org. 14 May 2009.
Hufstader, Louisa. “Group shows enliven spring art scene.” Napa Valley Register. 11 March 2009.
“Jack Fisher – Marx & Zavattero – Chandler Baer Ridway – di Rosa Preserve – Little Tree 02.21.09.” Comment by AB (Alan Bamburger). Art Business. 2009. www.artbusiness.com
“Artsheet.” Pro Arts Catalogue. June – September 2008. Exhibitions/Calendar/East Bay Open Studios
“The Visual Movement with Jessica Cadkin.” The Visual Movement. 2007.www.thevisualmovement.com
KTVU Channel 2. News at Ten. September 1, 2007 (video clip)
Brandt, William. “Artists breathe life into depot.” Oakland Tribune. 30 May 2007.
“Past Exhibits: Multiple Choice.” Sebastopol Center for the Arts, QuARTerly. Spring Summer 2007. Volume 18, Issue 2: Page 4
Walsh, Lexa. “Swarm Studios: A Conversation.” Swee(t)ART. March 2007.
Flowers-Weston, Charlotte. “Artists show off work at Textile Exhibit.” Tri-City Voice. March 13-19, 2007: pg 12.
“Juried Show at GRO.” Petaluma Post. January 2007: pg 5.
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ARTIST REGISTRY/IMAGE DATABASE

BayVAN 2013, 2012 and 2011 Artist Registry
San Francisco Arts Commission, 2009 Bay Area Artists Registry