Jesse Sugarmann is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, performance, and sculpture. His work engages the automotive industry as a manufacturer of human identity, accessing automotive history as an index of both cultural identity and social development. Jesse has exhibited work in venues such as the Getty Institute, Los Angeles; el Museo Tamayo, Mexico; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; the Banff Center, Canada; Filmbase, Ireland; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Michael Strogoff, Marfa; el Museo de Arte Moderno de Santander, Spain; Drift Station, Omaha; Spirit Abuse, Albuquerque; the Knockdown Center, New York; Fugitive Projects, Nashville; the 21c Museum, Louisville; and High Desert Test Sites 2013. His work has been written about in publications including ArtForum, Art Papers, ART LTD, Art Cards, Art Fag City, Frieze Magazine and The New York Times. Jesse lives and works in Bakersfield, California.
“Sitting in the Back of a Car by Chip Lord,” The Architect’s Newspaper, July 2014
“Doing Battle with the Remains of Industrial America by Christian Frock,” Hyperallergic, May 2014
“Jesse Sugarmann,” John Motley, Frieze Magazine, March 2014
“Critic’s Picks: Jesse Sugarmann,” Stephanie Snyder, Artforum, October 2013
“High Desert Test Sites, a Diary by Mutual Art,” Huffington Post, October, 2013
“Subverting Deadly Materials: The Work of Jesse Sugarmann,” Mack McFarland, NY Arts Magazine, October, 2013