Jessica Rayner
British, b.1985)

Jessica Rayner received her Master of Art from prestigious Royal College of Art. Majoring in printmaking and painting provides Rayner multiple resources to create with different materials. In 2012, Rayner was included as a finalist in Deutsche Bank Awards which uncovered her potential in contemporary art. Recently, she works on several light projects in Nordic countries and continues her investigations into the properties of lenses, prisms, light and human perception.

We think we see the world directly,” says Jessica Rayner, “but it’s the mind that provides meaning to what we see.” While traveling to Iceland, Svalbard and Greenland, Rayner was exposed to different perspective towards nature apart from her personal experience growing up in London. She began to examine the science, technology and energy of ‘things’, and focuses on ‘light’ and ‘human perception’.

By adopting a wide range of media, including photography, drawing, video, printmaking and three-dimensional sculpture, she offers stories of origination, discovery, scientific analysis and social meaning. Granting viewers another point of view to see the world.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 SCHOOL OF LIGHT, Group exhibition Ugly Duck Space, London
2017 Faces of Light Solo Show, Bluerider ART ,Taipei
2017 Fire and Ice Group exhibition, Groundwork Gallery ,Norfolk
2016 FLUX Group exhibition, Metal Culture Southend on Sea
2016 Metamorphoses Group digital exhibition
2016 Astronomical Light BYOB Group exhibition, Stour Space ,London
2016 Luminous Flux Solo Show ,Christine Park Gallery, London
2015 Winterreise Group exhibition, Christine Park Gallery, London
2015 Moon Space One Group exhibition ,Old Boiler Room, Konsthall C, Moon Space Publishing ,Stockholm
2015 The Metabolic Landscape Two-person exhibition ,Keele University Gallery ,Staffordshire
2015 The Bright Fields Group exhibition, The OSB Gallery Tunbridge ,Wells
2014 The Metabolic Landscape Two-person exhibition, The Parkside Gallery ,Birmingham
2013 Casual Ties Group exhibition, Tintype Gallery ,London
2013 The Round Manual Group exhibition, Archway Collective, Bermondesy ,London
2013 Young Gods Group exhibition ,Charlie Smith Gallery ,Shoreditch
2012 Multiplied Group exhibition, Christies, South Kensington ,London
2012 Territory, Independent Liverpool Bienniel Group exhibition ,Albert Dock, Liverpool
2012 Royal College of Art Degree Show Group exhibition, Battersea ,London

Awards and Residencies

Helen Galen, Palm Springs CA
Nima Taghavi Foundation, Newport Beach CA
The Mandarin Oriental, New York
Diplo ,Los Angeles
Joseph and Diana Dimenna, New York
Jose Martos São, Paulo
Gilbert Benhamou ,Miami
Dirk Nowitzki ,New York
Andrei Kirilenko ,New York
Chris and Richard Mack. New York
Stephen Mack New York ,New York and Los Angel
The Ecclestone Collection, London UK and Los Angeles
The Feinberg Collection, Los Angeles, CA La Laliberté Collection, Quebec

Jessica Rayner – Talking on her work – Condemned to Repeat
Jessica Rayner – Talking on her work – Afterimage
Jessica Rayner – Faces of lights

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