Jesse Harris (b. 1981, Toronto, Canada) graduated with a BFA from the University of Guelph in 2007. Harris’s body of work as a whole makes reference to his interests in media studies, subliminal messages found in advertising, brand icons and Pop Art; and makes use of humor and double meanings. He has recently exhibited at COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Halsey McKay, East Hampton; and The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA. Harris lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

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Born 1981, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Education

2007
Bachelor of Arts with Honours, College of Fine Art and Music, Studio Art, The University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Material Art Fair, COOPER COLE, Mexico City, Mexico

2016
Pop Up, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada

2015
PATHS, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
JESSIE HARRIS, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

2014
TITLE IT YOURSELF (PUBLIC NEWSPAPER), Niagara Artists Centre Flea Market Gallery, St. Catharines, Canada

2012
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, Canada
LANGUAGE SEX VIOLENCE, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada

2011
JESSE HARRIS, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
ID VICIOUS, Tomorrow, Toronto, Canada
JESSE WARS HERE, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

2010
HEART HOUSE SHOW, Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada
IDYEAHS, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada

2008
JESSE THE BODY, LE Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2004
WRONG-­DOING, Zavitz Gallery, University of Guelph, Canada

2 & 3 Person Exhibitions and Collaborations

2016
NADA New York, with Jenine Marsh and Davida Nemeroff, COOPER COLE, New York, USA
Shangri-Lost, with Jimmy Limit & Shawn Kuruneru, curated by Simon Cole, Roberta Pelan, Toronto, Canada

2015
NADA Miami, with Sara Cwynar and Bjorn Copeland, COOPER COLE, Miami Beach, USA

2014
DX Intersection: Rise Up, with Jeremy Jansen, Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada
Poster, with Jeremy Jansen, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
NADA Miami, with Sara Cwynar and Vanessa Maltese, COOPER COLE, Miami Beach, USA

2012
Permanent Demand, with Andrew Jeffrey Wright & William Buzzell, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

2011
Shangri-Lost 6, with Jimmy Limit & Shawn Kuruneru, 107 Shaw St., Toronto, Canada

2010
Brand New Work, Jeremy Jansen & Niall McClelland, 1424A Dundas St.W, Toronto, Canada

2009
Ennui Blanche, with Niall McClelland, unauthorized public project, Toronto, Canada

2008
Shangry-Lost 5, with Jimmy Limit & Shawn Kuruneru, Emporium Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Shangri-Lost 4, with Jimmy Limit & Shawn Kuruneru, Adrift, Toronto, Canada

2007
Shangri-Lost 3, with Jimmy Limit & Shawn Kuruneru, Room & Board Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Shangri-Lost II, with Jimmy Limit & Shawn Kuruneru, My Hero Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Shangri-Lost, with Jimmy Limit & Shawn Kuruneru, LE Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2006
Gateways II Bookland II, with Liisa Graham & Nicholas Kennedy, Runnymede Public Library, Toronto, Canada

2005
Gateways to Bookland, with Liisa Graham & Nicholas Kennedy, Port Credit Public Library, Port Credit, Canada
If Schools Out, What’s In?!, with Cameron McKnight-MacNeil, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Canada

Selected Group Exhibits

2016
Showroom, curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada

2015
Freedom Culture, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2014
40 Years, 40 Yeahs, Art Metropole 40th Aniversary Benefit, Union Station, Toronto, Canada
2 and a Half Men (or Colin Engle), COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
TBD, curated by Su-Ying Lee, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Taking (A) Part, Mercer Union, Toronto, USA
Steve French, Side Effects Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2013
Endless Vacation, COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Garden Show, COOPER COLE (offsite), Toronto, Canada
Rock Art & the X-Ray Style, organized by Ryan Foerester, Brighton Beach, USA
More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), curated by Micah Lexier, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

2012
Like Minded, curated by Micah Lexier, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
Power Ball: Quarter-Life Crisis, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

2009
Air Conditioned Jungle, curated by Gregory Elgstrand, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

Selected Public Works

2013
MIRROR AS SIGN, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada

2012
YOU’VE CHANGED, organized by Spectrum Art Projects, Toronto, Canada

Selected Press

2016
Steadman, Ryan. “Highlights from NADA New York”, Observer

2015
Janowski, Maya. “Cooper Cole @ Art Basel”, The Editorial Magazine
White, Murray. “On the Wall: What’s in the galleries this week”, The Star
“Jesse Harris: Paths”, Canadian Art
Moore, Rhiann. “Jesse Harris: PATHS at Cooper Cole Gallery”,
“‘Road to Ruin’ at Cooper Cole, Toronto”, ARTnews
“The Top 10 Toronto artists to watch in 2015”, blogto

2014
Adam, James. “How Much Art Can You Take? MoCCA’s Thought Provoking Show Turns the Spotlight on Itself”, The Globe and Mail

2012
“Capital Gains”, Now Magazine
“‘You’ve Changed’ Mural by Jesse Harris”, Juxtapoz.com
“Poptimism: ‘Originality is Fake’ by Jesse Harris”, Art Nouveau Magazine

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