About

About Jessica Straus

A native of New Hampshire, Jessica Straus lives in the Boston area and maintains a studio in Somerville, MA. Straus works primarily in wood and mixed media. Inventiveness, humor and narrative are key elements of her sculpture.

Straus has exhibited her work at numerous venues including Addison Gallery of American Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Danforth Art Museum, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, DeCordova Museum, Boise Art Museum, Nicolaysen Museum, Brattleboro Museum, Ohio Sculpture Center, ArtTerritoire in Normandy, France, and Qorikancha Museum of Peru. She regularly exhibits her work at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA.

Her work is in the collections of DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Fuller Craft Museum, the Art Complex Museum, the Davistown Museum, and numerous private and corporate collections.

Straus maintains a studio in the Brickbottom Artists Building in Somerville, MA.

Jessica Straus is a passionate follower of Outsider Art and writes about her field research on the subject on her blog, “Quirk”

RESUME CONTENTS
Selected Exhibition
Selected Press

2019
November, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, “Child’s Play”
May, George Marshall Gallery, York, ME, “Fiction Follows Function”, solo exhibition
March, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA “Patterns”
2018
December, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, “TransAtlantic”, solo exhibition
October, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, “Only a Game”
August, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, “Assembly, Recent Acquisitions”
2017
September, Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury, VT, “Epilogues”, two person invitational
July, ArtTerritoire, Athis de l’Orne, France, “Trans-Atlantic”, site specific, invitational
March , Vandernoot Gallery, Leslie University College of Art, Cambridge, MA, “Epilogues”
2016
July, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, “Contemporary Women”
May, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, “Double Visions”
April, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Exhibition, “Uh Oh!”
2015
July, Davistown Museum, Liberty, ME, “Special Collections”
April, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME, “Epilogues”, Two Person Exhibition
2014
June, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA, “Male Counterparts”
February, Museum at Qorikancha, Cusco, Peru, “Vision/Visiones”
2013
December, BigTown Gallery, Rochester, VT, “Juice Bar”
October, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Exhibition, “Scrap!”
February, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, “Contemporary Folk”
2012
June, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, “Stirring the Waters | Between Two Bodies”
2011
September, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
June, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, “Perfect Fit”, Traveling Exhibition
May, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Exhibition, “Keep”
February, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT, “Perfect Fit”, Traveling Exhibition
January, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, “Trigger and Reconfigure”
January, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, “3D”
2010
July , Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT, “Reshaping Reality”
May, Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY, “Perfect Fit”
February, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, Solo Exhibition
2009
June, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, “Perfect Fit”, Traveling Exhibition
March, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA, Solo Exhibition
March, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, “Insecta Poetica”
2008
May, Cairn Croft, Dover, MA, Solo Exhibition, curated by Meredyth Moses
2007
June, Downtown Gallery, Washington, Maine, Solo Exhibition
May, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA “Complex Women”
May, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, “Tools As Art”
March, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, “”Widgets”, Solo Exhibition
2006
October, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA, Solo Exhib: “Mixing It Up”
June, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Solo Exhibition: “Entwining”
2005
April, Gallery at 38 Cameron, Cambridge, MA, Solo Exhibition
2004
February, Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA, Solo Exhibition: “Display Garden”
2003
September, New Art Center, Newton, MA, “Plant Matter”
March, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, Solo Exhibition: “New Work”
2002
February, A.I.R. Gallery, N.Y., N.Y., “Generations III”
2000
March, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, “Recent Acquisitions”
February, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, “Recent Acquisitions”

Back to Top

2019
January 16, Wonderland, “Love and War Inspire”, Greg Cook
2018
December 30, Boston Globe. “The Ticket”, Cate McQuaid
November 15, Boston Magazine, “Six Must-See Winter Art Exhibits”, Sophie Nunnally
July 23, Boston Voyager, “Check out Jessica Straus’s Artwork”
January, Improper Bostonian, “Labors of Love”, Julia Aparicio
2017
July, Ouest France, “La Balade de l’Art Ephemere”
2016
October, Sculpture Magazine, Marty Carlock
April, Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid
April, Improper Bostonian, Sarah Hagman
2014
April, Sculpture Magazine, Jane Ingram Allen
2013
October 30, Boston Globe, “A Delightful Struggle”, Cate McQuaid
October 8th, Huffington Post, “Clementine Crates and the Apocalypse: Jessica Straus’ Sculpture”, Clara Lieu
2012
July, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Work of Boston sculptors shines in Cleveland show”, Steven Litt
January, Artscope, “Toys and Games”, James Foritano
2011
June 23, Artscope, “Jessica Straus and Hannah Verlin at Boston Sculptors Gallery”, Lacey Daley
June 8, Boston Globe, “Visual Litanies”, Cate McQuaid
May, Art New England, “Jessica Straus: Keep”, Shawn Hill
January 27, Boston Globe West, “Artists Display Shared Affinity”, Nancy Shohet West
2010
March, Artscope, “Jessica Straus: On Her Own”, Franklin Liu
February, Catalog, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, “Spheres, Spirals, and Spills”, Marty Carlock
2009
November, Sculpture Magazine, Jane Ingram Allen
2007
October, Artscope, Roanna Forman
May, Sculpture Magazine, Marty Carlock
2006
July 20, Boston Globe, “Beauty in a Mad World”, Cate McQuaid
2005
April 7, Boston Globe, “Gallery Pick”, Cate McQuaid
2004
May 2, Boston Globe, “Crafting its Own Niche”, Cate McQuaid
2003
December, Arts Media, Gwendolyn Holbrow
September 26, Boston Globe, Christine Temin
September 19, Boston Phoenix, Randi Hopkins
September 18, Boston Globe, “Art That Grows on You,” Leslie Anderson
June 26, Boston Herald, Joanne Silver

Back to Top