Bio

Veronica De Jesus is a visual artist raised in several American cities. She illustrates life as an American, in all its varied splendor. Drawing on pop culture icons, sports, heroes and villains, and more, she draws our complex world into focus. Her Memorial Drawings, an ongoing series of illustrations complemented with text, honor the many people who have influenced our collective culture and reflect on loss and mourning. Her work also explores identity and the ways we hide and reveal elements of our personalities. Her work has been shown in galleries in San Francisco, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. She has a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Berkeley.

Education

2003
UC Berkeley
MFA Sculpture & Installation

1998
San Francisco Art Institute
BFA Interdisciplinary Studies

Exhibitions

Solo

2017
Anglim Gilbert, San Francisco, CA
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2016
836M, San Francisco, CA

2015
Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Royal NoneSuch, Oakland, CA

2004 – 2016
Dog Eared Books, San Francisco, CA

2012
Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA

2010
Get This Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009
Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
WC Gallery, DePere, WI

2007
Eleanor Harwood Gallery, SF, CA
Get This Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005
Cue Art Foundation Chelsea District, New York, NY

Two Person

2013
True Silver Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2nd Street Projects, San Francisco, CA

2011
Martina Johnston Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2007
Asteroids and Miracle Beads, Paper Boat Gallery, Milwaukee WI
Ridley Gallery Sierra College, Rocklin, CA

Group

2019
Night for Ideas, San Francisco, CA

2018
San Francisco Arts Commisison Gallery, San Francisco, CA
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2011
Hive Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2010
Hive Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2009
Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Orange Alley Project, San Francisco, CA
Worth Ryder Gallery (Faculty Show), UC Berkeley, CA

2008
Worth Ryder Gallery (Faculty Show), UC Berkeley, CA
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Thoreau Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Brown Street Gallery, Napa. CA
Worth Ryder Gallery UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2006
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2005
Linc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004
Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

Lectures & Workshops

2018
“People Are a Light to Love” Art Workshops and Artist Talk, Reimagine End of Life, San Francisco, CA
“Future Visions”, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
“Veronica de Jesus”, San Francisco Art Book Fair, San Francisco, CA

Residencies

2018
ACRE Residency, Steubem WI

Awards

Allone Company, SF, CA, published book of memorial drawings 2010/11

Allone Company, SF, CA, published book of memorial drawings 2007/8

Access/Excess, SF, CA, hand-made show catalogue 2007

Difficult But Not Impossible, San Diego, CA, Illustrated Cover 2007

Econoculture, Alexandria, VA, interview 2007

A Public Space, Brooklyn, NY, project space 2007

Hot and Cold Massive, Oakland, CA, project space 2007

Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY, exhibition catalogue 2005

Mission Culture, San Francisco, CA, art review 2004

ZYZZYVA, West Coast, project space 1998

Art Week, Los Angeles, CA, art review 2004, 1998

Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, art review 1995

Bibliography

Art in America, New York, NY,art review 2018

Allone Company, SF, CA, published book of memorial drawings 2010/11

Allone Company, SF, CA, published book of memorial drawings 2007/8

Access/Excess, SF, CA, hand-made show catalogue 2007

Difficult But Not Impossible, San Diego, CA, Illustrated Cover 2007

Econoculture, Alexandria, VA, interview 2007

A Public Space, Brooklyn, NY, project space 2007

Hot and Cold Massive, Oakland, CA, project space 2007

Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY, exhibition catalogue 2005

Mission Culture, San Francisco, CA, art review 2004

ZYZZYVA, West Coast, project space 1998

Art Week, Los Angeles, CA, art review 2004, 1998

Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, art review 1995