Within contemplative practices a participant is given tools [technologies] that can be utilized to explore themselves, their world, perception, consciousness, and other through their direct experience. Fleming’s artistic work is a hybrid of contemplative and media art practices in which he structures his work to elicit a witnessing of the self-other dichotomy, and through this witnessing, the potential to lower our perceived separateness.
Jesse Fleming has exhibited internationally in public spaces, non-profit galleries, commercial galleries, and art institutions such as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Borusan Contemporary of Istanbul Turkey, and The National Film Museum of Frankfurt Germany, The San Francisco Symphony, The Colburn School of Music Los Angeles, University of California at Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Creative Time New York City, The University of Austin Texas, and 356 Mission Road, and PSSST Los Angeles. His work is in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art, Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul Turkey, and was listed as one of the top ten artists of 2014 in Artforum Magazine. Fleming also has over a decade of mindfulness training and practice holding a teaching degree from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, an undergraduate degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres, and an MFA from UCLA’s Design Media Arts Program.